Peak Summer Garden Tales

by Guido Masé August 19, 2019

nasturtium excerpt

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) loves the sun and reaches across wide sections of the meadow during the peak days of summer... the herb’s yellow flowers, small and clustered into intense bursts of color, signal that transition from the growth of spring to the fullness of the hot months. Here we are! The time of thunderstorms and cicadas, hot nights and fireflies.

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Simmer Down Tonic Ice Cream

by Aisling Badger July 24, 2019

Simmer Down Tonic ice cream

When it's hot, we can't think of anything better than ice cream! And as herbalists, we are always thinking of creative ways to get herbs into our everyday life. Herbal ice cream seemed like the perfect way, especially when made with adaptogenic herbs to support our nervous system.*

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Urban Moonshine's Guide to Edible flowers

by Aisling Badger July 18, 2019

Edible Flower excerpt

It's summertime, and as herbalists, it's our favorite time of year. Everyone moves at a slower, more relaxed pace, and we spend more time outside being active, enjoying the lush paradise of the outdoors. We're eating fresh food straight from our gardens, and local farms, and our favorites herbs, and flowers are blooming. 

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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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7 herbs to grow this summer

by Aisling Badger May 14, 2019

calendula

If you are looking to spend more time outside connecting to nature--growing herbs is a great place to start, and the benefits of gardening are plenty! The health of our bodies not only come from what we put into them, but also from what we experience around us.

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SUMMER SUN TEA: THE ULTIMATE SUN + PLANT CONNECTION

by Aisling Badger July 17, 2018

Sun Tea DIYConnecting sun, plants and water by making sun tea is one of the easiest ways to bring herbalism into your life during the summer months.

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Herbs Of High Summer: Vitality For The Long Days Of Light

by Guido Masé July 10, 2018

Urban Moonshine Herbs of High SummerSummertime is perhaps the best time to get started with herbal medicine. For one, it's when the plants we love are in their prime: they're easy to find, identify, and observe in their native environments.

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DIY: Summer Smoothie Bowl with Simmer Down Tonic

by Aisling Badger July 10, 2018

Smoothie bowls are the perfect summer breakfast because you can use up any fresh or frozen produce you have laying around, and pack them full of nutritious offerings such as leafy greens, nuts and seeds, and, of course, herbs. This one features our Simmer Down Tonic.

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