September 27, 2013 Calendar Entry

It is nearing the end of the month. We have had great fun sharing New England Aster with you! A few weeks ago, you recorded your thoughts and feelings about her. If you would turn to page 8, you will find a second section of Herb Spirits to fill out and compare to your answers […]

September 26, 2013 Calendar Entry

Have you ever heard of Flora Delaterre? You can listen to her audio files about New England Aster and many other herbs online at  http://www.floradelaterre.com/radio-showpodcasts/audiofile-archive.html. For a little more adventure, Flora also has a coloring book of medicinal herbs. Check her out! You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Breathing Easy […]

September 25, 2013 Calendar Entry

How have you been enjoying New England Aster with your family and friends this month? What has been your favorite activity? We have started an extract. We have made a NEA pendant, tea, wash, and steam. We have learned about her story and physical appearance. We have reviewed what we have learned with a crossword puzzle. Yesterday, […]

September 24, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Today, we are looking forward to sharing the song, “New England Aster,” with you. We hope that you enjoy singing this song with your friends. Here are the first four lines (sung to the tune of “Say Say My Playmate”): New England Aster, Come heal my allergies, and help me breathe again When […]

September 20, 2013 Calendar Entry

For the last few weeks, we have been exploring New England Aster. Now, it is time to review the words we have learned about her. Turn to page 36 for the crossword puzzle. How many words can you find before looking at the word bank? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of […]

September 19, 2013 Calendar Entry

It is time to open those journals! What is the first sentence that you would write about New England Aster? How do you feel about her? What do you think of her taste, smell, and texture? We can’t wait to read your comments! You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Breathing […]

September 18, 2013 Calendar Entry

The rains have moved into our area. It is that time of year when the seasons are changing. Temperatures are decreasing, as the sun shines his light more directly on another part of the world. Jeans and long sleeve t-shirts are becoming part of our daily lives again. With the cooler air, sometimes congestion and […]

September 17, 2013 Calendar Entry

We are happy to see you today at Herbal Roots Zine! How was your weekend? Have you had a chance to check out Monday’s giveaway? You could win a New England Aster Collection by our very own Kristine! We will be drawing the winner on Monday, September 23rd, so be sure to enter this week. […]

September 13, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that Aster has two different types of flowers. To learn the names of her flowers, turn to page 18. On the next page, you will find a diagram to label. How many parts of New England Aster can you remember? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Breathing […]

September 12, 2013 Calendar Entry

For those of you who move around in nature, you may have come across Poison Ivy in your adventures. Sometimes, you may not notice the signs of your interaction for a few days. Your skin may start to itch. Shiny bumps start to appear. The bumps may even spread to other parts of your body. […]

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 […]