What’s Good in the Garden- (October edition)

I haven’t really shared a lot about what we are doing in the gardens of the property where we live (for clarity: it’s not our property, but we live here and manage the land, which is probably just under an acre in a residential neighborhood, adjacent to downtown.) The soil is very poor on the […]

Early Fall in Louisiana

I can’t believe it’s been since the summer solstice that I have sat down to share with you. It’s been an incredibly busy summer full of wonderful things, and yet, with all of that goodness comes the overwhelm at feeling busy with so many tasks each day and yet not feeling a sense of growth around […]

Learn to Make Herbal Remedies with Pineywoods Permaculture

I’m really pleased to have been asked to participate in this awesome event at Caddo Mounds State Historical Park in Alto,Texas. If you are local to NWLA or ETX, come out! Registration required.

Summer Solstice- Herbs and Rituals for Connection and Healing

  What exactly is the summer solstice? It’s a phenomenological event that happens each year, around midsummer,  when the rotational axis of the Earth is most inclined to the Sun.  Consequently, it is the longest day of the year. It is certainly an auspicious time, and cultures the world over since time immemorial have marked […]

Adaptogens in Bioregional Herbalism

“All plants contain adaptogenic/tonic compounds, because plants have to contend with a good deal of stress themselves.” -James Duke Adaptogens are a trendy topic nowadays, with herbs such as astragalus, ashwaganda and shatavari  being household names in some cases. This is partially due to adaptogens being highly publicized in health food store marketing, publications and […]

Crossvine: Native Medicinal for Rejuvenation

I want to talk about one of my favorite wild plants, Crossvine. Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a perennial native vine that is common in forests of the Southeast. Crossvine is also sometimes grown as a garden ornamental because it has incredibly gorgeous trumpet shaped orange and yellow showy flowers that hummingbirds love. It flowers in early […]