Fall Root Medicine

Jack Frost has arrived and all the beautiful plants are going to sleep for the long winter months to be awakened with the warmth of spring. The plants energies are being directed back in to the roots and now is the time to tap into some of this powerful medicine. We carefully unearth some roots…

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Last of 7 classes for some of our “Seed to Stalk” herbal students with Katie and Carol at the “Powerfarm”

Ashwagandha Root harvesting !!!    Withania somnifera known in Ayurveda as the SUPREME RASAYANA: a  powerful  adaptogenic  herb that rejuvenates and restores one’s physical and mental energies! A big THANK YOU to all our herbalists who came to plant, nourish and harvest many medicinals over the summer. Although the growing season nears the year’s end, our…

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Harvest Time in My Medicinal Gardens

After months of planting, caring, watering and loving, here are some of the fruits of our labor. From the tinest of seeds springs the lovely Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). The flower is sweet scented and delightful as a tea to calm your stomach and help you sleep.             The  prolific Comfrey…

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Jewel weed- Folk remedy for poison ivy!

 Look at an uninvited but welcome guest  growing in my greenhouse! JEWEL WEED!!!  Jewel weed is in the Balsaminaceae family and is also called Spotted Touch-Me-Not . It is an annual plant growing 3-5 ft tall and  flowers  from June to September                       It usually…

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Calendula Soothes Rashes!

Calendula officinalis is a wonderful easy to grow annual that is your best skin ally. This beautiful blooming flower in the Asteraceae family has been used medicinally since the middle ages. It is easy to grow by sprinkling seeds in your garden with a light covering. Picking the blossoms as they open in June throughout the…

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