Category Archives: Herbalism

“Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops”

Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops   Deciding what to grow this season, choosing the right seeds and growing methods…. By Dulce Levitz   It’s that exciting time of year to get out in nature and our hands in the dirt! It can be confusing deciding what seeds and plants to grow; well here’s a rundown on the choices out there and their advantages and disadvantages.   “Heirloom” variety is a plant variety that has a history of being passed down within a family or community. […]

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Dandelion

  “I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn.” William Henry Hudson.   Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)     Dandelion is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, and is one of the first plants to appear in the spring. The Latin name Taraxacum originates in medieval Persian writings on pharmacy. Plants with […]

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Why is plant-based living one of the most sustainable things you can do?

  Why is plant-based living one of the most sustainable things you can do? by: Nathan Crane   Plant-based sustainable living seems to have the answers to many of the life-threatening challenges we face as individuals.  After growing up on a Midwestern diet of meat and potatoes, school-food not fit for a prison, and fast-food so greasy and artery-clogging it would kill a horse,  I became ill, sluggish, addicted to sugar and grease and sick with viruses so constant that I was basically a walking pharmacy by […]

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Rosemary

  Rosemary Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis Use Rosemary for winter wellness and support. Rosemary is an amazing culinary plant and herbal healer. Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers; a native to the Mediterranean regions; is very easy to grow, does not like to be pampered or a lot of watering, and grows great in pots. Dried leaf are the parts used; not only for cooking, but as a tea or by infusing the herbs in […]

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