A Day In the Garden

by Urban Moonshine July 14, 2020

jovial gardening excerpt

Go into the garden every day, no matter what. That's the promise I made at the start of the season. It will be a daily ritual, a practice to keep me in tune with the growth and health of the garden, and a sure way not to miss a bit of garden gossip.

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An Herbalist's Staycation

by Aisling Badger July 08, 2020

staycation excerpt

There is nothing like these long days when every delicious, summery minute counts. This time of year embodies abundance, energy, and fullness. July brings daily joy, feeling the sunshine and warmth that we Northerners miss so much throughout our long winter.

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Herbal Cocktails & Mocktails

by Aisling Badger June 17, 2020

herbal cocktails

The summer season is upon us, and while we are still coming to terms with the fact that it will look a bit different this year, we are also looking forward to spending more time in our backyards and getting creative in our summer kitchens.

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Forest Bathing as Restorative Action

by Urban Moonshine June 09, 2020

forest bathing excerpt

The term Shinrin-yoko, which translates in English as Forest Bathing, was coined in 1982 by the Japanese government in part as a corrective therapeutic action to a then recognized public health crisis. 

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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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Dandelion--The Wild, Bitter Weed

by Guido Masé April 24, 2020

dandelion-wild weeds

Dandelions are weeds. And a good thing too! They are common, and easy to get to know. But being weedy, many folks resist their springtime show,

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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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