September 11, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed learning about how to make New England Aster Tea, yesterday. For those of you who crafted some tea, what did you think? For today, we will be creating a beautiful pendant made with flowers and a few other ingredients. Be prepared to be complimented on such a pretty and interesting […]

September 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Today, we will learn about how to make our very own New England Aster Tea.  Our family loves to drink tea during times of sickness. It can be very healing for even the youngest of us. NEA Tea helps soothe sore throats and relieve fevers. In a few weeks, when your New England […]

September 6, 2013 Calendar Entry

Let us begin the first herbal craft of the month! We hope that you have found some New England Aster flowers and leaves in the last few days. NEA is a friend to the lungs, and helps those who struggle with asthma, allergies, coughs, and congestion. Today, we will be using her flowers and leaves […]

September 5, 2013 Calendar Entry

Have you checked out the resource page for books and internet articles about New England Aster? There are some games to be found on page 38, too. There is a resource for everyone! Enjoy! You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Breathing Easy Much Faster with New England Aster” right here […]

September 4, 2013 Calendar Entry

When you are out for a walk, be sure to look around for the New England Aster. She is a late bloomer with radiant purple flowers with vivid yellow flowers in the center. She is sticky to the touch. When you find her, take time to get to know her. Take in her smell. Taste […]

September 3, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Welcome to the month of September here at Herbal Roots Zine! We will be learning about New England Aster for the next four weeks. For those of you who did not visit us yesterday, we posted a giveaway for a New England Aster pendant from Mulberry Mudd. Remember to enter by Sunday, September […]

September 28, 2012 Calendar Entry

We have been exploring Prunella for several weeks. We recorded our thoughts about this plant on page 7 of the zine. Now, it is time to check out the second part of the Herbal Spirits on page 8. How have your answers changed? How did they stay the same? What activities did your family participate […]

September 27, 2012 Calendar Entry

We’re finishing up our liniment today. How did yours turn out? Remember that liniment is for external use only. Don’t have the issue about Prunella yet? Grab it here:   Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just $47. Not ready to purchase yet? Sign up for our free […]

September 26, 2012 Calendar Entry

For today’s activity, we are listening to Flora Delaterre speak about the herb that we have been learning about all month, Prunella!! Otherwise known as the Plant Detective, Flora Delaterre specializes in the knowledge of medicinal properties of plants. She has been on the radio since 1996. If you want to have a listen, flip […]

September 25, 2012 Calendar Entry

Today, we’re dyeing with Prunella! On page 30 of your zine, there are step by step instructions on how to make Prunella Dye.  The dye will turn out to be a mild chartreuse color. What has been your experience with natural dyes? We’re looking forward to seeing your finished products! Don’t have the issue about […]