Writings

Water Lily

Water Lily

I’m in the midst of learning a new plant. Water Lily is a native plant which blooms in the daytime, releasing its strong fragrance as it beautifies the marshy areas of our lakes and rivers.     Sparked by a conversation with herbalist Carol Little, I... read more
Elder Flower Fizz

Elder Flower Fizz

The Elders are in full bloom here in Lakefield and it is time to make some “Fizz”. Also called Elder Flower Champagne, this delightful drink is simple to make, takes very little time and is one of the prettiest things you’ll ever see. The fireflies have made... read more
Sweet Fern

Sweet Fern

In cases of advanced poison ivy, oak or sumac rash, there is no other plant to compare with the trusted effects of Sweet Fern.

read more
Wild Grape in Flower

Wild Grape in Flower

One beautiful early morning I found myself down by the river. The river calls to me when mornings break, leading me down to its banks where I find solace, a listening ear and more often than not, something extraordinary and new. As I was coming up toward the highbush... read more
How to Make Jewelweed Ice Cubes

How to Make Jewelweed Ice Cubes

Making practical and reliable medicinal preparations with local wild plants is an excellent way to learn about Herbalism. Make sure your harvesting is done ethically and sustainably. You can make ice cubes with Jewelweed’s plant medicine so that you will have an... read more
How To Make a Mineral Infusion

How To Make a Mineral Infusion

What is a Mineral Infusion? Mineral infusions are basically a very strong tea. They steep longer than tea and they are rich sources of minerals and trace elements that your body can easily absorb. Mineral infusions use a large amount of plant material and a long... read more

Product Tags