May is here! And with it comes the joy of planting in the garden, getting your hands dirty and
watching seeds grow. The dandelions have popped up all over and the trees are leafing out and flowering
here in Vermont. How are you celebrating spring? What are your favorite rituals? We encourage you to
share your dirty, bitter and wild photos on social media with the hashtag #herbalistinaction so we can see
what you are up to! Don’t forget to peek at our blog for great posts about sustainable wild harvesting,
landscaping with native plants, and much more. Most of all, enjoy this bountiful
and rejuvenating time of year!  —Jovial and the Urban Moonshine Crew

SCIENCE UPDATE FROM GUIDO MASÉ:
STINGING NETTLES: THE UNSUNG, BRISTLY SUPERFOOD

We are working at a local hospital, in the land of the Maasai, who herd cattle all day,
generally eat meat and some grains (no vegetables), and live in far-flung bomas far from modern healthcare.
This is generally fine – but in some cases, such as after protracted childbirth or long-standing illness,
members of the community arrive at the hospital with profound anemia. In these situations,
we really see that stinging nettles aren’t just a nutritive tonic: they deserve to be considered
alongside all the “superfoods” that make headlines today. Read the article on our blog.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 2017, June 2 – 5, 2017. learn more »

International Herb Symposium, June 9-11, 2017 at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
Guido Masé will be presenting. register here »

Good Medicine Conference, June 14-18, Durango, Colorado. Guido Masé will be presenting. learn more »