Posts Tagged ‘wildcrafting’

Weedcrafting: Wildcrafting for the next Generation of Foragers

Dedicated to Dona Enriqueta Contrera-Gonzales, Herbalist and Midwife of Oaxaca Mexico Changing your perspective, using critical thinking skills and being a thoughtful opportunist This is a time of extreme challenges and changes on Earth.  Wildlands and wild things are disappearing at an alarming rate.  Many herbalists are drawn to following the age-old tradition of collecting…
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Fucking Plants

When I first began forming relationships with plants, I fell in lust with the idea of being able to identify and harvest wild plants. In the mid 90s, I decided to wholeheartedly pursue this passion. Since then, I sought out teachers all over North America to teach me not only how to identify, but how…

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Weedcrafting

This is a time of Earth challenges, extremes, and disappearing wildlands.  My path during this time is as a Herbalist, following the age-old tradition of collecting what grows around me and preparing it for myself and others to bring more balance to our lives.  The balance may be physical, emotional or spiritual. I do grow…
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Droughts and Plants and Herbalism

I was laying in bed last night reflecting on the weekend of outdoor herb classes I just taught.  It is a real challenge to be outside with a group of excited aspiring herbalists in spring and remain positive in the midst of one of the direst springs I have ever seen.  I realized that I…
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From Jemez to the San Juans: Introducing Higher Elevation Medicinals

Our Southern Rockies class just ended with a bang on July 4.  We started in the Santa Fe National Forest near Jemez Springs on the edge of the Rockies and moved our way North into the San Juan National Forest near the WeminucheWilderness. We started by getting adjusted to altitude with some breathwork on our…
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The Harvesting of Chaparro, or Crucifying Crucifixion Thorn

Crucifixion Thorn, also known as Chaparro Armagosa, the official latin binomial Castela emoryi in the Simaroubaceae Family. This plant is a very special and rare desert medicinal plant. It is listed as Salvage Restricted Protected Native Plants by the Arizona Department of Agriculture which means these species of native plants “are not included in the…
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