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The youngest herbwife.


Miss Jean Louise, our June baby. Keeping me busy and happy.

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Northeast Community Herbal Convergence 2008

I’m off to teach at the Northeast Community Herbal Convergence in Ashfield, Massachusetts this weekend.

I’m going to teach a class on working with people who are drained and deficient — why do we see so much of this lately, and what can we do about it? We’ll talk about some of my favorite herbs: bee balm, rosemary, basil, cinnamon, cardamom, caraway, marshmallow, flax, nettle seeds.

If you’re in the area, come by! (The Convergence is great fun.)

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A chance to talk: the Herbwifery forum.

“Herbwifery” is what I call grassroots community herbalism—herbalism that is simple, down-home, based on local plants, and accessible to all kinds of people.

I’ve set up a forum at so that people who are interested in this type of herbal practice can talk about it.

Some of the topics so far: using invasive plants for medicine, regulation of herbs and herbalists, and cultural appropriation in herbalism.

I hope you can join the conversation!

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