The herbalist garden lives year round. Those of us living in the Willamette Valley are spoiled by a temperate zone with short, mild winters matched with equally short summers. We have a immense biodiversity for wildcrafting but the vegetable garden…
However you pronounce it, you'll be hearing more and more about Kratom. From local news to the New York Times, Facts are muddled and opinions are given. With so much misinformation out there, how do you know what is going on?
Old Herbal Cures resurface in the herbal world all the time. Sometimes, they hit our main stream culture as super foods or super cures, and sometimes they're vilified. Most often, those extreme takes on the plants our ancestors knew well are born from ignorance about the plant or the cultural context in which we humans first befriended it.
We discussed our early learning experiences with herbs and primitive living skills we have learned through our relatives and teachers along with wildcrafting ethics.
Although many of our ancestors used herbal medicine daily, often as an of course, most of us didn't grow up in herbal households. Despite that, we can recover the wisdom and ways of our ancestors in our modern lives.
Herbalists live in many environments: Country, farm, and cities. Urban Herbalists often envy their country cousins' ability to grow many Medicinal Herbs–But that envy may well be misplaced.