Free Herbal Cold Care Chart

My latest newsletter talked about how great Turkey Tail is for winter health and in that newsletter I mentioned a few other herbal remedies such as Elderberry syrup and Fire Cider. My friends John and Rosalee have put together a handy little chart of what herbs to use when for cold and flu season and […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 82 – It’s Turkey (Tail) Time!

“Let us hope that the destruction and pollution that our civilization wreaks upon nature will be brought to a halt; let us hope that our children in their turn will have the chance to admire the cornflower and the poppy and the wild rose and rejoice in their beauty… before they use them to ease […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 81 – Burdock Band-aids

“Can we teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing?” -Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Burdock is one of those plants that you love and appreciate once you get to […]

Herb Fairies is Giving Away Book One for Free!

Hope you are having a beautiful spring! So many herbs have been making their appearance, it seems daily I spy a new one reappearing. I just love this time of year! And with spring is the return of the Herb Fairies Spring Book Club! Have you heard about Herb Fairies? It’s an enchanting book series […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 80 – April’s 30 Days of Herbal Allies Challenge

“The most important thing we can teach our young people is to observe well.” –Dr. Ernest Mayr I had such wonderful feedback about “discovering” a plant in your back yard to study for the year that it gave me an idea to offer up a challenge for April so #30daysofherbalallies was born! Each day in April, […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 79 – Choose Your Own Herbal Mascot

“Many young people find botany a dull study. So it is, as taught from the text-books in the schools; but study it yourself in the fields and woods, and you will find it a source of perennial delight.” – John Burroughs The peepers started their call late this afternoon as I sat and prepared to […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 78 – Of Light and Love

This past year has gone by in a whirlwind. Lots of interruptions from our usual routines forced me to put newsletters for Herbal Roots zine on hold. Now that life is starting to settle back down, I am hoping to get back into the swing of things, I truly have missed writing these newsletters regularly! […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 77 – Deepening Your Knowledge of Energetics and Herbs

Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. – Charles Cook In a few past newsletters I have talked about teaching tissue states and energetics to kids. And for those of you who […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 76 – Learning About Ginkgo

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).” ― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Ginkgo trees are one of the ancients, having been growing and flourishing since the Jurassic period, dating them […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 75 – Learning About Gumweed

A huge thank you to Angela Willard for all the great photos of Gumweed! “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi Gumweed is also known as Gumplant and Resinweed, Rosinweed, Tarweed, Stickyheads and Curlytop Gum Plant. The Blackfeet Native Americans refer to […]