July 25, 2019
Chickweed and Purslane edible weeds

Purslane and Chickweed: Eat your weeds

It’s mid July, summer growing season is in full flourish, and if you’re like most gardeners, you’ve got weeds to pull. Previously, we’ve talked about the […]
June 20, 2019
Saint Johns Wort herbal medicine

St. John’s Wort: Summer Solstice Medicine

This week the earth reaches its point of full tilt. It’s a special day when the orbital axis hits the maximum angle. In fact, it’s the […]
May 30, 2019
Elder flowers in full bloom

Respect Your Elder Flowers

With spring in full swing, it’s the perfect time go out and harvest your elder flowers. Also called elderberry, for the small clusters of fruit it […]
April 16, 2019
Dandelion salad for herbal medicine

Dandelion salad and tea for herbal healing and nutrition

If you’ve ever plucked a dandelion flower and blown on it to make a wish, then you know how much fun this prolific weed can be. […]
March 26, 2019
Stinging nettle plant and closeup

Stinging Nettle: The nuisance that heals

Living in a dry, riparian habitat like southern California, we may not have a lot of encounters with this herbaceous irritant, but when we do, there’s […]
February 27, 2019
Planting by the moon phases

Planting by the Moon

As springtime approaches and the third quarter moon continues to wane, this seems like the perfect time to review the ancient practice of planting by the […]