February 2011

Spring is coming! As the weather starts to fluctuate, trees start to awaken and with this awakening brings their medicine!

One of the first trees to share their medicine with us is the Cottonwood. Ice storms and other strong weather systems tend to snap the brittle ends of Cottonwoods branches off, delivering their medicine within easy reach all around us on the ground. The resinous buds and twigs are what we are after to glean the sweet medicine that Cottonwood offers.

This month, we’ll go on a journey to harvest the buds and twigs, and take them home to make some wonderful Cottonwood medicine.

February Table of Contents:

Note to Parents

Calendar of Activities for the Month

Herb Spirit: How Do You See Cottonwood?

All About…Cottonwood

Scramble, Search and More: Alphabetize the Actions, Decode the Secret Message, Word Search

Songs and Poems

Herbal Recipes: Balm of Gilead Massage Oil, Balm of Gilead Salve, Honey Balm, Cottonwood Liniment, Cottonwood Bark Infused Vinegar, Tincturing Cottonwood Buds

Coloring Page

Herbal Crafts and More: Harvesting Buds, Harvesting Bark, Press a Leaf/Sketch

Maze

Herbal Journal: Record your journey with Cottonwood

Crossword Puzzle

Resource Page

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