Dandelion Flower Fritters

by Urban Moonshine May 28, 2020

dandelion fritters

The appearance of dandelion flowers can be a signal for some to get out the lawn mower, but for us herbalists, it’s a call to make fritters! 

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Ancestor Reverence

by Urban Moonshine May 20, 2020

Mercedes blog

Guest blog – by Mercedes Miles Mack

Working with my ancestors feels like being in the sun. It feels like being in alignment with the person I have always dreamed of being. Plugged into mystery, magic and play; the real allure of being alive.

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The Art of Gardening For Beginners

by Urban Moonshine May 18, 2020

the art of gardening

by Jovial King

Are you fantasizing about starting a garden this year but not sure where to begin? Not to worry!  There are many ways to participate in the gardening resurgence even if you don’t know the first thing about soil science or pollinators...

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Botanical at Home DIYs

by Aisling Badger May 08, 2020

self care at home

This whole new way of life has been a good reminder that we can’t control the circumstances around us, but that we can control our reactions and how we take care of ourselves.

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Kid-Friendly Plant Projects for Spring

by Vicki Kuskowski May 07, 2020

Spring is here as far as the calendar is concerned, but it is still quite chilly and brown in Vermont. It is what we call “mud season”, when the snow melts and everything is brown and mucky as the earth thaws and comes to life once again.

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Thriving In a Stressful World

by Guido Masé April 15, 2020

environmental-resilience-excerpt

You can learn a lot from the study of medicinal plants and mushrooms: how they carry their embodied selves, how they communicate, how they compete and (more often) support each other.

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8 Herbal Immune Support Protocols

by Aisling Badger March 10, 2020

Herbal Immunity

In the uncertain times that we live in, it is empowering and gratifying to know how to care for yourself and your community. As herbalists, our role has always been to empower people so that they feel confident in how to take care of their bodies...

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Spring Tonics

by Urban Moonshine February 24, 2020

Spring Tonics

Spring is a time of waking up; of bursting forth into the world. Winter’s stillness is replaced by a surge of energy and action...

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Adaptogens: an introduction

by Guido Masé February 19, 2020

Adaptogens excerpt

Harmony. To a musician, the concept is familiar: notes in a chord resonate together, reinforcing each other and expanding the sound. The math behind this--“constructive interference” of waveforms leading to a pleasing synergy--seems far away from our day-to-day. 

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February Things We Love

by Aisling Badger February 13, 2020

Urban Moonshine Things We Love February

February, observed as the month of love, should actually be an excuse to dive into self-care and self-love. Treating ourselves with kindness, new respect, and little indulgences make us better humans, and more able to be in conscious relationships with our partners, families, kids, and friends. 

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DIY Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

by Aisling Badger February 05, 2020

simmer down hot chocolate

A calming, adaptogenic hot cocoa that nourishes and supports the nervous system.* It's the perfect thing to drink on our own for some self- love and care, or with a loved one. The combination of cardiovascular support from the cacao and nervous system support form adaptogens like ashwagandha, and tulsi makes for a delightful balance of herbal actions.*

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Echinacea, elderberry, and beyond

by Guido Masé January 21, 2020

Guido Elderberry

Embedded now in the colder months, our thoughts turn to comfort and wellness: during this time of year, that can often mean seeking out immune support. And if you look around at apothecaries and supplement shelves, you often see two plants featured prominently (and for good reason): elderberry (Sambucus species, we turn to the native S. canadensis) and echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, for the most part, though other species can be used as well). 

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