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The F-word, an essential element of Herbalism

The F-word, an essential element of Herbalism or Why Gathering and Making Your Own Herbal Remedies is Important Hello, Have I got a treat for you! I’m really excited to share this with you because it’s hot off the presses. … Continue reading

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Treating Children with Herbs – Using Tinctures Safely

If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you’ve noticed a reference or two to parenting. In my early years of teaching herbs, I catered a lot to parents who wanted to develop trust when using herbs … Continue reading

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Herbal antibiotics, Superbugs & the Herbal Integration Course

One of the most common reasons that I hear as to why people want to learn about herbal medicines is some version of “I want an alternative to antibiotics.” Some folks are looking for something that won’t give them diarrhea. … Continue reading

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the UHS presents…See the City GREEN – the August herb walk series

Hello fellow Herbies! I hope that y’all are having a great summer and enjoying the pockets of sunshine.  I’m able to be sending this from the roof of our co-op and appreciating wifi right now!  oooohhhh, sunshine feels so good! … Continue reading

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Herbs for Gathering in July

Howdy Plant Lovers! One of the most common questions that I get about herbs has to do with timing for gathering. A couple of times, I received specific requests for regular blog posts with my suggestions for what to gather … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Wild Foods in April

Greetings Plant Lovers! The Sun has been out consistently, or fairly consistently, over the past couple of weeks.  mmm…it’s delicious to feel the warmth of the Sun on my skin.  Sometimes it stops me in my tracks. I’m not the … Continue reading

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the Urban Herb School in the Globe and Mail

Wow, oh wow!  I’m stammering right now, I’m so delighted with this article in the Globe and Mail.  I’m ridiculously excited to share this with everyone and their dogs! So here’s the link…http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/the-promise-and-perils-of-backyard-herbalism/article1957034/ And it starts this way (with a … Continue reading

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Forsythia on Equinox

Happy Spring Equinox 2011!!! Today was a gray, mopey, overcast day here in Vancouver, BC.  Funny that the 1st day of Spring should be less pleasant than the last week of weather.    Funny, though, cuz it shows the meaning of … Continue reading

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Alien Finger Flowers

Have you seen this flower? This week I want to talk about one of the COOLEST flowers I’ve ever seen.  It’s one of the first spring flowers.  And it looks so weird!  Check out this picture… I spotted the first … Continue reading

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Greetings Plant Lovers! Welcome to my new herbal blog.  As the Green World comes alive this season, i’m going to be posting about plants that are in flower or otherwise call my attention. The 1st one that comes up is … Continue reading

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