Author Archives: James

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratam, MB, Fl. 9-12

A bioregional blog postby Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist Because of our temperate climate here in the Southeast we are fortunate to be able to garden almost year round.  We still have plenty of herbs to choose from at … Continue reading

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Fall Colds Mushroom Tea

Written by James The fall season brings a whole new look to the face of the backyard. If they have not already, the leaves will be turning to yellows, browns and reds. The air will develop a slight crispy chill … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

moxa resized

Moxabustion is a Traditional Asian Medical technique of smudging the body with the prepared wool of Artemisia/Mugwort.  It is most commonly used during acupuncture treatment but can is also very effective as it’s own therapy. There are many different species … Continue reading

Monday, September 24th, 2012


Another bio-regional blog post! This time from the North West corner of Washington in the heart of the cedar forest. The Oregon Grape By James Wood The autumnal equinox has recently passed bringing in a new season filled with damp … Continue reading

Monday, September 17th, 2012

lots of goldenrod

by Susan Meeker-Lowry, Gaia’s Garden Herbals Summer is winding down and so is the garden. I’m grateful for a plentiful harvest, for jars of herbal oils and tinctures (and spaghetti sauce too!), as well as bunches of drying herbs to … Continue reading

Monday, September 10th, 2012

(2) Goldenrod plant

By Rebecca Altman, Kings Road Apothecary Fall approaches swiftly. You can tell, even if its still hot outside, because the light has changed. All summer long it was bright and white, and lately its taken on a yellow tinge. At … Continue reading

Friday, September 7th, 2012

pdx plant medicine

Portland’s 4th Annual Plant Medicine Gathering November 16th, 17th and 18th 2012 Friday 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm at NCNM National College of Natural Medicine Join us for three days of exciting and inspiring workshops with some of Portland’s finest … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

natural harmonies

Hi! I am the founder of Natural Harmonies, I am a compassionate RN who is also a Certified Wellness Counselor, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, and have completed my Doctorate’s in Naturopathy. I have a passion for … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Red Belted Shadow

By James Wood The Northwest is a place that sees small bits of sunlight in the winter months, which means a lack of vitamin D! What are we to do about this precious vitamin when our most abundant source, the … Continue reading

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Chaga:Salal Oatmeal

It’s time for a Poppy Swap contest! Summer has brought an abundance of delicious, local foods. We all love our farmer’s markets, and many of us have the pleasure of dipping into the delicacies found right in our own backyard! … Continue reading