Plant Initiations

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by Brooke Sullivan It is my belief that our plant allies mirror and support the human condition. The main difference is their soft spoken, immobile (planted) nature and selfless action. I also wonder truly,…

Bad Ass Antiviral: Blend Your Own Empowerment

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Bad Ass Antiviral Elder Berry  (diaphoretic, expectorant, antiviral,  antioxidant, anti-catarrhal) 1 part Elder Flower (acrid, bitter, cool, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, de-toxicant) 1 part Lemon Balm (cooling, spicy, sour, calming, sedative) 1 part Cleavers (astringent, bitter,…

Slow Down and Eat UP

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Its been awhile since I ventured into my kitchen with awe and inspiration. Maybe it is the summer heat or just running around being too busy to hang at the hearth. But…

Plant Study: Mullein

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Plant Study: Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Common/Folkloric Names: “Great or Common Mullein” “Lungs of the Earth” “Cowboy/Hippy/Indian Toilet Paper” “Flannel Leaf” “Velvet Dock” Common Mullein is a reseeding biennial. Although not…