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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DIY Adaptogen Pancakes

by Aisling Badger May 29, 2019

Simmer Down Adaptogen Pancakes

There's something comforting about pancakes for breakfast. And these herbal ones are no exception. Packed with herbs and superfoods, these are fuel to start your day. The power of adaptogens is the perfect combination of stabilizing energy to live your best life, and the self-care you deserve.

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DIY Adaptogen Energy Balls

by Aisling Badger May 17, 2019

DIY energy adaptogen balls

These simple snacks are packed with fuel for on the go, before your workout or even just an afternoon pick me up. We combine the power of superfoods and herbs and offer a healthy alternative to a sugar-packed energy drink or shot. The secret ingredient: our herbal adaptogen formula, Energy Tonic!

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7 herbs to grow this summer

by Aisling Badger May 14, 2019

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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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Science Update: The Benefits of Gardening

by Guido Masé May 06, 2019

Science Update -- The Benefits of Gardening

We have all heard that our moods (and even our thoughts) don’t live in our heads. For example, we’ve known for a while that serotonin...

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Sustainability and Herbalism

by Aisling Badger April 18, 2019

Sustainability and Herbalism Excerpt

We’re in the business of being better. As herbalists, our first love is the plants--but within that comes a fierce and protective love for the health of our planet. Without it, we’d lose these precious herbal plants we love and work with. Our efforts to do better is at the top of our list, but this doesn't apply for just plant lovers; this is something we all should be encouraging others to think about and make positive changes...

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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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A Wild Foodie’s Guide To Sustainable Harvesting

by Aisling Badger April 10, 2019 4 Comments

Sustainable Harvesting -- Ramps

As herbalists, one of the first things we think of when we feel the season shift is that in a matter of weeks, there will be an abundance of medicine...

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Six ways to love your lymph

by Guido Masé March 29, 2019

Lymph Love Excerpt

Watch water flowing in the world: streams join into fast-flowing rivers, which empty out into seaside wetlands. Here, water rich in nutrients trickles between reed-covered islands. In our bodies, arterial rivers push water rich in nutrients into a branched system of drainage channels: the lymphatic system.

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Rise Up In Spring: Thinking Like A Plant

by Guido Masé March 28, 2019

 

Rise Up in Spring--Thinking Like a Plant

Every spring, I dig up dandelions. When I started my first garden, this was an act of fear: “If I don’t get them out now,” I used to think, “they’ll dump seed everywhere!”

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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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