Winter Solstice followed by a full moon = magic ✨ This month’s collective tea intention is all about friendship and community. It is time to gather with those who truly recognize and see us. It is time to find our spirit friends, our soul's kin. It is time for us to find one another so that together we can offer and create the healing magic that our world mightily needs. Add rose and cardamom to your tea jar and let it sit in the moonlight this evening 🌕 Thank you for being part of the #moonteacircle — I’m so grateful to connect with you in this way.
🌿 Connecting With The Living Land 🌿 I’m so thrilled to share that I’ll be offering a new 7 month-long herbal course, in partnership with @ifarmboxford . This program will focus on deepening our direct connection to plants and to the living landscapes that surround us always. We will journey through the seasons as we learn about herbal medicines, holistic gardening, harvesting & processing herbs and much, much more. We’ll have time for reflection in nature combined with intuitive practices that will connect you more deeply with the plants, and there will also be days where we’ll have classes on yoga and movement. All of this takes place on the very beautiful 19 acre property of ifarm in Boxford, about a 40 minute drive from the Boston area. I’m honored to co-create this offering with the folks of ifarm and excited for more people to see the inspiring permaculture gardens they’ve created, brimming with herbs. To learn more about the program details, dates and cost, please visit the link in my profile. We have room for 12 people and it’s already started to fill up. Hope some of you can join us in this beautiful, hands-on program ✨ #herbsforeverydayliving #connectingwiththelivingland
The @herbstalk Wintergreen Market is tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 24th. Join us for a fantastic array of local herbal crafters, plantpeople, herbalists, and teachers. We’re bringing together over 40 New England vendors AND are offering free herbal talks all day. Meet us at the Armory in Somerville from 11am to 5pm. It’s going to be a magical day! ✨🌿 #wintergreenherbalmarket
It’s full moon tea time in the #moonteacircle 🌕 Yesterday I sent out the herbs for tonight’s tea brewing, but in case you don’t receive the newsletter you can still join in... This moon’s focus is ✨silence✨ and the herbs we are steeping are pine, borage, oat and lavender (or whatever you have of those.) Get a jar, put in your herbs, cover with good room temperature water, then place in a windowsill to catch the moonbeams. 🌿 We gather in circle, we greet each other in spirit, and we amplify the intention of nurturing inner silence for all. I love connecting with all of you in this way and I send my love out to you on this full moon night!
I have some pretty big news to share... As many of you know I am the founder of @herbstalk and have been deeply involved with its creation and growth for the past 8 years. It’s my baby. (One of them!) I’ve finally come to the point where the growth of the organization and the scope of the work is too much for me to take on alone. (Well, I am never alone in the Herbstalk community as there are soooo many amazing people who come to support and participate - it’s just that I do 90% of the behind-the-scenes organizing and administrative tasks). I need some help to assure that Herbstalk can continue to flourish and have an impact. ✨ That said, I am currently seeking a “Market Manager and Community Engagement Assistant” to oversee our market event logistics and provide administrative support. The person must be super organized and detail-oriented, live in the Boston area, and have a passion for our mission. I would prefer that it be someone I don’t already have a personal relationship with. Please see Herbstalk.org for the full job description and how to apply. Thank you for spreading the word! It is an exciting time 🌿✨P.S. This is a pic of Witch Hazel, who is flowering now. This cold-weather bloomer reminds us to fully own our unique selves, trust that things will unfold in perfect timing, and to share our unique gifts in community. 💚
Mixing up some herbs today for tea — all grown in my garden or by the hands of @muddyriverherbals . How the herbs continue to teach and guide us with their insights and generosity. How grateful I am to do this work and share it with others. Thinking of my students from last night and all the beauty and wisdom they share: thank you, thank you ✨