Am I an Herbalist?

I have always struggled with what I call myself, especially in professional settings. Whether it be my herbal work or my full-time job, it is always uneasy to navigate. For me, it has always been more comfortable to say 'I do...' rather than 'I am...'.Maybe it's insecurity, minimal self-esteem, or simply a lack of comfortable … Continue reading Am I an Herbalist?

Foraging & Harvesting Guidelines

A few weeks back I posted a brief video on Instagram regarding some upsetting things I had started to see on social media (watch the full video below). At the time, I felt a bit overwhelmed seeing posts asking questions like 'what should I do with this herb I just picked'. This really struck me … Continue reading Foraging & Harvesting Guidelines

Common Questions: How can I dry dandelion flowers without them going to seed?

This is a great question!  Let’s first clarify what it means for dandelions to “go to seed”.  You probably recognize dandelions as the bright yellow flower that appears in lawns and along the road every Spring.  You’re probably also familiar with the “wish flowers” that come a bit later.  These “wish flowers” are the puff balls that when … Continue reading Common Questions: How can I dry dandelion flowers without them going to seed?

Annual or Perennial?

With Spring in full swing, it’s time for us to get back out into our gardens!  Whether your garden is on your property, in a community garden space, in pots on your porch, or in containers on your windowsill, it’s important to know what your plant is going to do over the season.  One of … Continue reading Annual or Perennial?