This Friday is the full moon, and so my moon tea newsletter is about to go out. (You can sign up through the link in my profile.) Join our group to set the intention of “breakthrough” as we energetically connect with each other and magnify our intent as we brew our tea. I’m partial to this April moon because it falls on my birthday, as well as on Passover and the start of Easter weekend. It feels like a powerful time so why not invoke some changes and get things moving?! Breakthroughs are all about releasing old ways of thinking and being - our world needs breakthroughs on many, many levels so let’s start with ourselves. We’ll be working with pepper, frankincense and ginger — energy movers for sure! Happy Full Moon, dear ones ⚡️🌕⚡️#moonteacircle
The colors of early spring 💛💜 Found these beauties in a protected southern spot, basking in the spring sun.
I haven’t tried my hand at grafting since my college horticulture classes... but today I attempted to graft my own apple trees. I used dwarf rootstock and a variety of lovely old apple varieties from @fedcoseeds that I’m so very excited to grow in our garden. Here’s a glimpse of the process - honestly I don’t know if I did it correctly but we’ll see if any of these take and if the buds open up this spring. Thank you to @muddyriverherbals for inspiring and guiding me in the whole process of selecting rootstock and scionwood. 🌿 And thank you to dear yarrow for healing my finger after I nicked it with the grafting knife. I am always in awe of this powerful and fast-acting healer in first aid situations. 🌿 Here’s to home-grown apples in the near future! ✨
🍃 Signs of Spring 🍃 It is such a sight for sore eyes to see small - but powerful - signs of the turn of the seasons. Just out my door the crocus are blooming, the elder has the tiniest of leaves, the chickweed is brilliantly green, and my garden sorrel is coming back strong. 🌿 This Spring Equinox day was once considered a sacred day, symbolizing the return of light and life. We can still mark this day as sacred in our own quiet ways, by sending thanks to the earth, or by leaving an offering to a special plant, or by writing down our hopes and intentions for this new season of growth ahead. ✨ Today is also the full moon, and my #moonteacircle newsletter already went out with this month’s tea blend and intention. If you missed it we are honing in on the energy of renewal, and our moon tea for tonight is nettle, dandelion and spearmint. Join us in steeping your tea under the moonlight and helping us amplify the energy of renewal, hope, and harmonious growth.
Dreaming of spring over here... ✨ And the start of a new season of herbal classes. Some changes are afoot with my herbal series: I’m excited to announce that my friend and fellow herbalist @herbqueendom will be taking over the Somerville session of Herbs for Everyday Living. 🌿 Vicki is a wonderful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable herbalist who also happens to be in charge of the herb section @cambridgenaturals . She’ll start teaching the class on March 25 @craftworksomerville . Please check my website for more info and hope you can join!! 🌿💚
It turns out that kava kava, ashwagandha and cacao are quite a combination for one sitting! Thanks to my awesome students for such a fun (and rowdy!) class. Pictured here is the kava hot chocolate we made, topped with an @apothekerskitchen marshmallow 💗