Weed Love : Red Root

May 15, 2019 by Micah  
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For this edition of Weed Love, I’m looking a bit outside our own property for inspiration- but what inspiration I found in our area as Spring finally arrives!
These beautiful flowers are Red Root, also known as California Lilac, or botanically, Ceanothus. They come in many forms, from ground-hugging shrubs to graceful small trees, and for [...]

Weed Love : Calendula

February 4, 2019 by Micah  
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As always, this edition of weed love was inspired by the plant itself- specifically, a lovely, fiery orange bright spot in my otherwise sleeping garden.
In my research about Calendula, I found that its name is taken from the word “calendar”, since the flowers bloom year-round in all months. So, perhaps the little bit of welcome [...]

Inner Peace for Outer Strength : part two

November 25, 2018 by Micah  
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This is part two of an article series I wrote to follow up on my presentation to Caroline Casey’s Trickster Training Council. You can read part one here, or read on for the rest of the list of supportive Spagyrics for the season. If you’d like a shoppable list of these Spagyrics, plus a coupon, [...]

Inner Peace for Outer Strength : part one

November 25, 2018 by Micah  
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Our friend and ally, astrologer and activist Caroline Casey has invited Micah to speak to her Trickster Training Council this Monday evening, November 26. If you’re not familiar with Caroline’s work, you can read more about her on her website, which has many recordings from her radio show on KPFA (including our interviews), as well [...]

Weed Love : Red Clover

October 25, 2018 by Micah  
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As I get older and my hormonal balance shifts, I’ve been looking for supportive herbs and Spagyrics to make the transition as gracefully as possible. I eat well, exercise and do yoga, and live a relatively stress-free life, so I’m in a good position to help my body find its own balance with just a [...]

Weed Love : Yarrow

July 21, 2018 by Micah  
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There are many reasons to love Yarrow- its beauty, its tough and easy-to-grow nature, the beneficial insects it attracts, and its medicinal properties and healing versatility. My love for Yarrow is simpler and more sentimental- to me, it is the herb of camping, and the clean smell of its leaves brings me back to many [...]

Rosemary : Dew of the Sea

April 1, 2018 by Micah  
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The fields around our house are full of spring flowers- fruit trees, daffodils, dandelions, and more. Our cultivated flower garden is a more summer-season one, so there’s not much to look at right now, with the grand exception of the huge Rosemary that sits in the middle of our herb bed. It has been flowering [...]

Weed Love : Chamomile

March 19, 2018 by Micah  
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Since we bought our house and small acreage five years ago, we’ve been gradually working on it, building out the area for the School, adding tanks for our rainwater collection system, and creating a big, wonderful garden.
The structural elements of the food garden are finally done- raised beds, a little greenhouse, and a big fence [...]

Immune Boosters for the Season

January 28, 2018 by Micah  
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As the cold, wet season wears on, we all hope to avoid catching whatever airborne pox is floating around, or at least to heal quickly if we don’t dodge the bullet. Whether you’re holding the line against the microbial invasion, or you’ve caught something and want to bounce back, herbs can help!
For prevention, I take [...]

Usnea : Healing Symbiosis

October 8, 2017 by Micah  
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Here in the Northwest, our local forests have many evergreens, which are beautifully green year-round, along with an abundance of Alders. Alder trees are deciduous, green in the summer and leafless in the winter, without much autumn show in between. As they lose their leaves this time of year, though, I can see that they [...]

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