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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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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Germination: The Challenge of Emerging from the Seed

by Guido Masé June 11, 2019

Germination Excerpt

The seeds plants make encapsulate the future: a new generation, a whole world of potential. While starting seeds indoors, or scattering them over bare ground, or pushing them into furrows and feeling the cool soil on our fingers, we hope that this potential will turn into reality through the process of germination: maybe, if we're lucky, in a few days or weeks seedlings will sprout and we can watch new life unfold. 

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Bitter Love

by Guido Masé April 17, 2019

dandelion excerpt

My grandfather (the American one) had many diverse interests, ranging from sports, to finance, and many in between. I fondly recall his passion for history: walking around Kansas City, he'd point out historical markers and talk to me about the Santa Fe Trail, and the lives of pioneers who set out westward to seek their fortune. While I have misgivings about that chapter in US history, I am still grateful for how my grandfather taught me to imagine the footsteps of those who walked a city street or farm field years and years ago.

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DIY Herbal Vinegars

by Aisling Badger April 11, 2019

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Having herbal vinegar on hand allows us to infuse our favorite herbs into our everyday meals in a quick + tasty way. They add a medicinal kick to salad dressings, or on grain dishes and greens, or are delicious mixed with sparkling water for a drink called a “shrub.”

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Cooking with herbs: 3 spring recipes

by Aisling Badger March 12, 2019

green dressing excerpt

We believe our kitchens are our sanctuaries--a place where we find nourishment, creativity, and healing. For many of us, the kitchen is also home to our herbal apothecaries, which in itself allows the lines between our food and our herbal medicine to blur, and where they truly are one. 

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