Old Ways Herbal: Juliette Abigail Carr, RH (AHG)

Women & Children's Herbal Clinic, Vermont Herb School, & Ramblings on Family Herbal Wisdom


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Summer Meadows: August Wildcrafting Journal

High summer is all about the herbs of the field.  Be on the look out for Bee Balm, Goldenrod, & the wild Mints.  Keep your eyes on the hedgerows for late Elder flowers, and be ready for ripe Elderberries soon.  New England Aster will be ready before we know it, too, although it has a long and forgiving season, unlike Elderberry–the birds and raccoons will harvest your medicine for you if you aren’t vigilant!

As you wild-craft, remember to be respectful and loving to pollinators, plants, and other animals that rely on plants for sustenance, as well as other gatherers.

Also get ready for goldenrod!  This much maligned plant is a wonderful ally for allergies, sinus issues, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, sore throats, and more.  It is wonderful as a tincture, syrup, honey, or dried for tea.

Allergy syrup is my favorite way to use goldenrod.  I combine it with Tulsi, Nettles, & Schisandra, in raw wildflower honey.

I also love goldenrod as part of a cold & flu syrup, together with Thyme, Bee Balm, Hyssop, & Elder.

Learn to make your own Herbal Allergy Syrup with goldenrod!

Read more about the importance of ethical wild-crafting here

 

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Medicinal Gardener Course

Medicinal Gardener Course

Come get your hands dirty in this season-long garden adventure. This course digs deep into principles and techniques of organic gardening. Hone your skills to coax medicinal plants into being, while protecting veggies from insects and increasing yields.

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April Workshops Scheduled

Free Medicinal Plant Walk

Celebrate Earth Day with a calm amble to meet the medicinal weeds of spring in Brattleboro.  We will discuss how to find them, medicinal uses, and safety concerns.  Children are welcome. Sunday, April 22, 4-4:30 PM, Brattleboro location TBA

Although this event is free, RSVP is required.

Medicinal Herbs in the Vegetable Garden Intensive

Just in time to plan your gardens!  This all-day intensive provides an in-depth discussion of growing medicinal plants in the home garden.  We will focus particularly on using medicinals as companion plants in the vegetable garden, as well as creating microclimates for optimal cultural conditions and on spring and fall maintenance of perennials.  Other relevant topics will also be covered. Sign up period for this class closes March 30.

April 7, 11 AM-3 PM, $80

Sign up, worktrade, and everything else under the School of Plant Medicine menu!

 

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Medicinal Herb Gardening Intensive at Old Ways Herbal