The Herb Blurb – April 2020

In the early days of the pandemic I had the news running on a never-ending loop with the latest dire predictions, tragic world scenes, hoarding shoppers, and political mismanagement. After three days of increasing worry and insomnia, I turned off the screens, took a nap on the porch in the sun, did some garden clean […]

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The Herb Blurb – March 2020

The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer, and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the way. March is Colorado’s snowiest month. I always stock up a few extra provisions for the inevitable power outages and road adventures.   Upcoming […]

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febuary 2020 in colorado

The Herb Blurb – February 2020

February will bring us our first glimpses of spring. Buy yourself some blooming tulips, daffodils, or primrose for your interiors. To be greeted with fragrance and a beautiful pot of color is so uplifting. We need to add touches of wonder to help override the anxiety and hyperactivity all around us. Enjoy the last true […]

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colorado in January

The Herb Blurb – January 2020

It’s time for evaluating patterns we have established in our lives and how they are influencing our days. It’s easy to say I don’t have time for that now, I’ve got a Netflix binge coming up, but this is often why we don’t have the time. We don’t plan, we don’t focus. We are easily […]

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Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference

Come to lovely Vashon Island, Washington where we will be celebrating Herbal Roots and Ancestral Wisdom at the 5th annual Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference. There will be over 40 workshops and intensives focusing on women’s health and nourishment, herb walks, plant wisdom, and more. The $425 registration includes the conference, rustic lodging, and meals from […]

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feb-2019

The Herb Blurb February 2019

February brings us the first signs of spring. Soon those spring bulbs will be peeping out of the snowdrifts. Tulips, hyacinths, and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating, and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Plan an […]

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Herb Blurb September 2018

I love fall, it is my favorite season,  Harvest festivals, turning leaves,  the farmer’s markets overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies and cooler days  all add up to a marvelous month. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs for teas, seasoning blends and kitchen remedies, and prepare the garden […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Herb Blurb July 2018

The Herbalist’s Happy Hour, Crafted Cocktails and Tapas from the Garden is finished! I will be sending out a separate, short email once it is officially up on Amazon. If you plan on coming to any upcoming classes I will have copies of the book with me. The book includes recipes for fresh, artisanal beverages and […]

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Herb Blurb June 2018

Summer is here! Festivals, road trips, outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets, camping, hiking and all sorts of activities abound. Do some planning and make time to take a garden tour, attend a food festival, hike a mountain and/or see a concert in the park. Don’t squander this glorious season, get out there and enjoy yourself! Book […]

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spring in colorado

Herb Blurb April & May 2018

Yep, it’s finally here, gorgeous, unpredictable spring. Feast on asparagus, artichokes, radishes, berries, dandelion, and chickweed. Not sure about those last two? Expand your epicurean borders and cross to the wild side. Check out the Wild Foods Workshop below. Time to clean out and prepare your garden beds. Pack away all your long johns and […]

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The First Breath of Spring

Herb Blurb March 2018

The First Breath of Spring March is one of those volatile months where you never know what nature is going to throw at you. The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the […]

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Soothing Salves, Oils, & Balms

Discover how easy it is to make your own high quality herbal oils, salves, and balms from inexpensive ingredients and plants you can grow yourself. Wonderful for dry skin, chapped lips, messy cuticles, and first aid for burns and skin repair. Take home recipes and a soothing herbal lip balm!

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