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 […]

Cleansing, Detox and Seasonal Tonics

It’s now late March and we have passed the vernal equinox (how did that even happen?) We are past the onslaught of New Year’s resolutions and social media commitments to juice fasting. We are into Spring! In case you didn’t know, the dead of winter is the absolute worst time of year to consider cleansing […]

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 […]

Lemon Basil and Bee-Balm Chimichurri Recipe

Have you ever had a chimichurri? It’s an Argentinean sauce that is traditionally made with parsley and oregano, and is generally lighter than a pesto in texture. It gives a fresh and tangy flavor to heavy traditional barbecued meats. I didn’t have any fresh parsley, but I had a ton of lemon basil. As chimichurri […]

August recap and Edible Plant Workshop

Hey, friends! Thanks for taking the time to read the Red Earth Wildcrafted blog today. We aren’t very consistent about writing, and that absolutely kills readership and growth. I am sure that many other craftspeople find that to be a huge issue as well- handling the admin, especially the online aspect of running and growing […]

Mushroom Missive- The Radical Mycology of Medicinal Mushrooms

It has been described that due to cultural processes, people are either Mycophiles or mycophobes. Do you know which one you are? Does the simple word ‘mushroom’ transport you to a realm of magic, where the fae folk frolic amongst quintessential red and white capped Amanita muscaria toadstools? Do you start salivating at the thought […]

Ode to Lemongrass

    Even here in this picture of part of my garden earlier in the year, the lemongrass is in the background, second stage to the Artemesia ludoviciana I was trying to capture.     A few years ago, a friend who has since moved away gave me a Lemongrass transplant. She is from Africa, Zanzibar to […]