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Sustainable Herbal Medicine

 Choosing plants as an option in health and healing is being ‘green’ isn’t it? Well, actually, not in today’s world. There is somewhere between 15,000 and 30,000 medicinal plants at risk of extinction today largely due to human activities. OTC’s … Continue reading

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Stunning Salvias

***New*** This week I had the pleasure of having an ½ hour ‘chat’ with Susun S. Weed on the Wise Woman Radio. You can listen to that on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/susunweed. The workshops I offer here in Central Otago, New Zealand, (at … Continue reading

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Artemisia vulgaris

Today I cut back the Artemisia vulgaris, I have waited until the new growth is well established. Cutting out the old will give the new growth more space, more light – a good reminder to shed some of the old … Continue reading

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Winter or Spring and the Women’s Garden

This week in Central Otago, NZ,  it was both. Beautiful vistas yet the blossoms that persisted through the cold days are also beautiful. I admired their fragility and stamina. What I am drawn to though are the equally persistent tiny flowers … Continue reading

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Early Spring, Collaborative Process and an ABC of Herbal Medicine

The bees arrived in the much earlier than usual apricot blossoming this week. The first of the petticoat daffodils are out and an early plum opened its first flower to the world today. I am excited to see a robust … Continue reading

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Viriditas in August con’t

It is August 20th, 2018 I am so grateful for all the Blogs I wrote, they are reminders of the perceiving and deepening reflections I have had over the last few years. Some re-appeared in The Biophilic Garden Connecting People, … Continue reading

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Viriditas in August

The Centre for Plant Directed Learning With Isla Burgess It is beginning to feel like early Spring in this wild land, a Thrush sitting at the top of a tree sings a diverse range of different songs, the stream’s music … Continue reading

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