We recap gardening in small spaces with a focus on herbs and specialty vegetables inspired by Bonnie Rose Weaver and Mari Amend, author and editor of Deeply Rooted, herbal gardening in the urban jungle.
City Herbalists often have to make do with tiny places - a balcony, shady backyards the size of a postage stamp or busy boulevards. With a bit of ingenuity and planning, urbanites can grow an amazing array of herbs and medicinal plants even in small spaces.
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.