Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


Herbal Iced Teas: Good Summer Sippin’ By Melanie from Herb Geek   I remember the very first time my little toddler sampled juice. It was at his grandma’s house, and, naturally, he loved the taste. He quickly learned to ask … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

cynthia and flowers

  Cynthia Johnston is the dreamer and creator of MoonMaid Botanicals. MoonMaid Botanicals provides products that are good for the people and the planet! All the products are made with ingredients that are certified organic, wild crafted, or grown in … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Bioregional Herbalism resized

An Herbal Gathering in the Desert Our beloved Rebecca Altman and Aviva Romm After a long 12-day road trip, the Poppy Swap team has finally settled back into the home life in Washington. Many amazing connections were made, smiles shared … 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

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

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Three Treasures Farms: Uniting healing herbs and equestrian rehabilitation By James Wood, Wild Water Read our interview with Ferronato Shen of Three Treasures Farms, a non-profit holistic program outside of Eugene, Oregon that focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


Flower Essences   Written by James Wood, Wild Water What is a flower essence? For those of you who have not been exposed to these unique forms of plant preparations, a flower essence: “is the vibrational imprint of a flower … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Mugwort Wild

The Dream Medicine Written by James Wood (Artemesia sucksdorfii) The mugwort plant has been popping itself up all over the Northwest lately. For an herbalist, this is great news as it means spending time with and getting to know the … Continue reading

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Ceramaic fermentation crock

Fermentation… By James Wood, Wild Water What is fermentation in a nutshell? Basically, it is food going bad. Slowly. Now why would anyone want to eat food that has gone bad? Let’s think about some foods that have in fact … Continue reading