By Robin Bennett, Posted in Recipes, Videos
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum (syn. O. tenuiflorum) - Also known as tulsi or tulasi, this herbaceous plant grows happily as a perennial in zones 10 and up. This delightfully aromatic plant is in the mint (Lamiaceae) family and thus related to sweet basil, spearmint, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, and lavender to name a few.... read more.
By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes
All my classes for the rest of the year are ONLINE, and available by recording afterward if you can't attend in real time. Check out my website for a full listing of events and classes.... read more.
STEWED APPLES - 1 medium-size apple—any sweet red variety, or green or sour if you prefer... read more.
New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - A perennial plant in the Asteraceae family, and one of the last to bloom in the late summer and early fall. Being the late bloomers that they are, Native Americans named her It-Brings-the-Fall.... read more.
By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) - The bright yellow spires of Goldenrod flowers hearkens the coming of fall. These beautiful edible golden blossoms provide a lovely color for natural fabric dyeing.... read more.
By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog
The Wheel of the Year is always turning. When we celebrate the Earth's holy days, Including the Solstices and Equinoxes, Nature's cycles reveal that whatever is happening in any given moment, this too shall pass... read more.
Stone root (Collinsonia canadensis) - Nicknames: Hard Rock, Horse Weed, Knob Root, Heal All, Rich Weed, Clergyman’s friend. All parts used, root/rhizome internally and externally; roots, leaves and flowers externally only
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Poke (Phytolacca americana): A little goes a long way! - Also called poke, pokeweed, skoke, pocan, coakum, pokeberry, crowberry, bear-grape, pigeonberry, inkberry, American Spinach, cancer root, American nightshade, and jalap.... read more.
Autumn Equinox is almost here. This is the Earth-holiday when, on the northern half of the planet, we focus on the final harvest of the season, and on honoring the abundance of gifts the Earth shares with us... read more.
I call poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) “potent" ivy as a more respectful term for this fierce plant teacher. I respect potent ivy's medicine of guiding each of us to take responsibility for where our bodies are in space, and in relation to other life forms. ... read more.