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Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

At Spring Equinox, in the east of the wheel, the sun crosses the celestial equator moving north. The day and night are in perfect...... read more.

  • March 18, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

My first plant ally was the elder tree or, as I like to call her, my beloved elder. It was one month before I formally became an herbal-medicine apprentice, so this was before I knew that a plant ally is a plant or tree that you choose (and are chosen by) for a lifelong relationship. As your relationship...... read more.

  • February 02, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This is a juicy time to be alive,Ripe with extreme challenges and opportunities! Imagine if life was a movie, or a novel...I often do.... read more.

  • January 08, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Halloween is Witch's New Year. It is traditionally seen in many cultures as the time of year to honor the endings that precede new beginnings. The Celts of Ireland and Scotland, saw this as the beginning of winter and...... read more.

  • October 31, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

People of good conscience everywhere are reeling from current events in the world that mirror the challenges in our own psyches and relationships, writ large. I love to quote Joanna Macy: "I wanted to change the world. I changed myself and the world changed." None of us could possibly heal alone, nor change the world alone, nor are we meant to. Plants are part of our community of healers, so please let them help you strengthen, nourish, and support yourself, so together we can do the same for our world and... read more.

  • September 20, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This medicinal, culinary oil can be used for dipping whole-grain bread, topping pasta, drizzling onto cheese and crackers....... read more.

  • August 27, 2017

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One of my favorite nervines is St. J’s wort. I turn to this bushy, yellow-and-red flowering herb for loosening up muscular tension in the neck and shoulder, and for soothing and repairing nerves, more than for its most celebrated contemporary use as an herb for mild to moderate depression...... read more.

  • August 02, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Two weeks ago, I taught Healing Spices at NY Open Center. The class was made up of 20+ eager students who were ready to learn and share. I spoke about how basil is an effective anti-depressant...... read more.

  • August 01, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

The other volunteers and I put a lot of time and love into the Native and Wild Medicinal plant garden (aka Douglass Memorial Garden) the past couple of weeks and it is looking so beautiful! Come join us....... read more.

  • August 01, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

There are many species of lavender, and any aromatic species can be used. I grow Lavandula angustifolia in my garden for harvesting, and usually grow a few different varieties to experiment with. Lavender is not an herb that grows wild in the northeastern United States. Lovely lavender calms the nervous system...  ... read more.

  • July 14, 2017