[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 96 – 35 Herbal Activities for a Screen Free Week

This year, International Screen Free Week is from April 29 – May 5. All around the world schools, communities, families and individuals participate in this event. Turn off the computers, smart phones and electronic devices for a week, go outside and enjoy nature. Why not make the most of this week and try out some […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 95: Throw Your Own Herb Day Party

Saturday, May 4 is Herb Day, a day that is celebrated all around the world. Falling on the first Saturday of May every year, this is a great day to celebrate your love of herbs with friends and family. So why not throw a Herb Day Party? Make some herbal decorated invitations by drawing herbs […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 94 – Growing A Native Medicinal Garden

“I have a vision on the earth made green again through the efforts of children. I can see children of all nations planting trees and holding hands around the globe in celebration on the Earth as their home and all children, all people as their family.” – Richard St. Barbe Baker This year, the theme […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 93 – 5 Ideas for Getting Outside in Winter

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before as an argument to get outside regardless of the weather. But often, even with the right clothing it can be almost impossible to get kids out into the elements. The reasons for getting outside all year round are […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 92 – 10 Ways of Documenting Your Herbal Journey with Video

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how to get children to get involved in herbal learning. With the distraction of video games, social media and other electronic pulls, sitting down to learn about herbs the old fashioned way can sometimes seem a bit boring. Sometimes bringing a bit of the modern […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 91 – Pass the Cranberry Sauce!

When you think “Cranberry sauce” what comes to mind? Do you envision a gelatinous loaf, globbed out of a can and sliced onto a dainty glass serving tray? Cranberry sauce, for me, has always been up there with fruitcake – something that was served at family holiday meals, traditions that were tolerated but never enjoyed. […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 90 – Learning About Oyster Mushroom

Often found in the produce aisle of grocery stores, Oyster Mushrooms are a popular culinary mushroom. In Japan, Oyster Mushroom is known as Hiratake and is revered as a potent medicinal mushroom. Oyster Mushroom is a saprophytic mushroom, meaning he likes to grow on dead wood, helping to break down the fibers of fallen trees. […]

Pre-Sale of 2019 Herbal Roots zine Wall Calendars

It’s been 6 years since I’ve been able to put together a wall calendar for Herbal Roots zine’s upcoming herbs and I am excited to present the 2019 wall calendar featuring endangered and at risk native medicinal plants! Some positive changes for the calendar are: printed on recycled paper matte finish which gives it a […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 89 – Learning About Gravel Root

Commonly called Joe Pye Weed due to a native medicine man who used this plant for typhoid fever and Queen of the Meadow due to this plant’s stunning blooms in mid to late summer, Gravel Root is a plant that is related to Boneset, and previously shared the same genus, though Gravel Root has been […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 88 – Learning About Elecampane

Elecampane is often called Elfwort or Elfdock due to his association with  elves throughout history. Another common name is Scabwort as he was used to heal scabs on sheep. Generally the root is used in herbal medicine although some herbalists experiment with the flowers as well. If you have Elecampane growing in your garden, you […]

Herbal Medicine for Beginners book Winner

Congratulations to Vicky! Her name was drawn in the contest out of over 1,000 entries between Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and this blog! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun! I wish I could have given you all a book! If you are wanting to purchase the book, it is available for pre-order on […]

Herbal Medicine for Beginners Book and Giveaway

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED*** My friends Katja Swift and Ryn Midura have written a book and I am happy to add it to my list of resources on my website! Part herbal, part formulatory and part instructional, Herbal Medicine for Beginners is a great book for beginners of all ages! This book is a perfect […]

Botanical Illustration Workbook and Online Class

I’ve had a lot of fun collaborations this past winter and I’d like to share one of them with you now! I am delighted to announce that I teamed up with the folks at Herbal Academy to create an online Botanical Illustration class AND a Botanical Illustration Coloring and Workbook. These are great additions for […]