By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Videos
There is an older pagan holiday that predates this one and which more openly celebrated sexual heat than flowery romance. But it was ultimately turned into the Hallmark holiday that some enjoy and others dread. Some feel left out and lonely or judge themselves as “less-than” for being solo, others feel the pressure to “be romantic”on cue, and buy overpriced gifts, overbred roses, andlots of chocolate to prove their love.... read more.
By Robin Bennett, Posted in Interview, Videos
Free Plant Spirit Herbalism Summit: On Connecting with Plant Consciousness and the Healing Wisdom of Nature. ... read more.
The first summit went so well, Derika did it again. See my interview here. ... read more.
By Robin Bennett, Posted in Videos
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Join me as I talk about harvesting, preparing and using Coltsfoot flowers!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) - Also called Chaste tree berry, chasteberry, vitex, and monk's pepper. In the Lamiaceae or mint family, this beautiful flowering shrub is a well-known herb for supporting a woman’s cycles. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has over 2,000 years of recorded use!... read more.