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
On Wednesday night thirty intrepid students and I came out in the frigid weather for my Soups and Syrups for Strengthening Immunity class at Flower Power in Piermont NY,We warmed ourselves with an infused herbal syrup that we made during the class....... read more.
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.
The next wonderful weed I’d like to talk about is one that positively affects so many body systems. She’s such an important herb for women....... read more.
Opening to Receive:Inspired Creativity, Puppets, and PoetryA Guest Blog Post by Colin Wright........ read more.
I became an herbalist in part looking for answers to serious dental and periodontal challenges due to bone loss I’ve had since a very young age. I am convinced these challenges were the result of exposure to radioactive fallout from nuclear testing when I was a child. Numerous studies in multiple states have shown....... read more.
It's officially Spring. Though it was official according to the calendar about a month ago, Nature has now spoken in northern New Jersey. Here are three plants that signal spring to me...... read more.
It is Earth Day, so called, though every day is that. And on this exquisite day, where the breath of spring is in the air at last, I am heartened by many kindnesses, large and small that I hear tell of and experience for myself....... read more.
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.
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.
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.