Herbalism Homesteading

Fire Cider: History and Ingredients

Somewhere between 1979 and 1980, Rosemary Gladstar, a master herbalist, created an amazing herbal vinegar that started a long tradition for herbalists.  As herbalists, we believe in community.  We believe that sharing common knowledge about herbs, their availability and their ability to heal is integral to our communities being responsible for their own health. I […]

Herbalism Paganism

The Power of Crystals: Charging, Cleansing and Programming

If you have ever walked by a shop selling crystals or attended a gem & mineral show, you completely get the lure of beautiful stones.  These stones are not just pretty. Each element and stone vibrate at a particular frequency. There are so many different types: Rough, tumbled smooth, fossilized, faceted… Stones and crystals come […]

Herbalism Wild Foods

Native harvests: Orange Day Lilly, Hemerocallis fulva

Although the day Lilly is not native to North America it is naturalized and grows wild almost anywhere. It’s a great source of food, the tubers, fresh spring greens and the blossoms are all edible. My most recent meal used tubers and spring greens, so that’s what I’ll be focusing on. True lillies are toxic. […]