As I write this, I’m looking out over a field of gnarled juniper trees, sagebrush, and pinion pine in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The landscape is vastly different from the Appalachian Mountains back East, where I’ve lived nearly all my life. Being out here in the wilderness for days on end reminds me to breathe, stay… Continue reading Medicine for the Spirit
It’s estimated that only about 1 percent of people possess the sense of smell in their dreams. It may come as no surprise that Amye Clark, a master clinical aromatherapist, not only smells while dreaming but often wakes up with inspired thoughts. A scented oil or herb will come to her in the dream world, and she’ll know to add it to a formula she’s working on.
David Muns brings people together at what may be the largest community garden in Maryland
What do you think you might find this time of year at Fox Haven? Anything special that you hope to find? This time of year, violets, chickweed, garlic mustard, possibly some rocket, a mustard as well, that might not have gone to bloom. Some land cress, ramps, morels, cleavers, nettle, catnip, mullein — goodness, so… Continue reading Wildcrafter Amanda Adkins
“People are just drawn to me,” Linda Conroy said and laughed. “Maybe it’s my hair?” The 51-year-old herbalist and forager does have cool hair. She wears it down — long, wavy and gray, a few pieces tied into braids. She returned as a speaker at the annual Mother Earth News Fair last weekend in… Continue reading Put a little bit of wild into your life