Author Archives: James

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

montana mountain

The 2013 Montana Herb Gathering Image from “The Montana Herb Gathering is an annual event bringing together herbalists, wildcrafters, manufacturers, farmers, students and other herbal enthusiasts from across Montana and around our bioregion. We are dedicated to teaching and … Continue reading

Monday, November 26th, 2012

By Rebecca Altman of King’s Road Apothecary Here in Southern California, the weather has been very odd- it seems as if it can’t quite decide whether it wants to be hot or cold, and as a result, the mornings and … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


by James Wood From the great dane to the goldfish, the list of pets that we love to love is long! Part of our work is to help our animal friends thrive and live healthy lives in relationship to humans. … Continue reading

Monday, November 12th, 2012

garlic April resized

by Susan Meeker-Lowry of Gaia’s Garden Herbals Fall is a bittersweet time of year for me signaling the end of the growing season and heralding the dark, cold months ahead. So I tend to draw out the last garden tasks … Continue reading

Friday, November 9th, 2012


By James Wood Anytime is a good time to be prepared. Whether you’re backpacking in the mountains, at work, or at home watching the kids, it’s always good to know how to treat an injury. The ‘first-aid kit’ is well … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

red belted

Red Belted Polypore by James Wood There are many, many different kinds of plants and fungi on the face of this planet. The plant world carries much medicine that we can use for our health in a number of ways, … Continue reading

Monday, November 5th, 2012

garlic ferment

by Natalie Vickery from The Family Herbalist One of the staples that I always keep in my kitchen is garlic. Not only do I love the taste of garlic, but it is one of my favorite go to remedies for … Continue reading

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Children's Tranquility

Birth! Children! Life!   Meet Maria Chowdhury’s Birth Song Botanicals, a Poppy Swap store offering everything life giving and birth-centered. Here’s a short blurp from Maria, the store’s founder and owner: “My name is Maria Chowdhury.  I am a midwife, mother, … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


by James Wood The cold weather, depending on your ecosystem, usually means that we spend more time inside of our warm dwellings. Less time outdoors engaging in exercise causes us to become sedentary, and can lead to stagnation. During a … Continue reading

Monday, October 29th, 2012

amazon brew

Alexis is the herbologist and medicine-maker at WORTS + CUNNING APOTHECARY. She lives in a traveling urban homestead, creating mischief wherever she can, serving lots of tea, and dancing in communities ripe for revolution.  As an herbologist she attempts to … Continue reading