Mid summer greetings, friends! I am excited to launch the first monthly newsletter for Luna Root Wellness just a few days past the new moon of July. Some of you know me from the summer ECO Institute, ECO: Educating Children Outdoors, some of you are my neighbors and many of you are old friends. In this newsletter, I will offer specials for appointments, recipes, tidbits on herbs and our bodies, and perhaps a few other nerdy herbal musings. It will be fun and, I look forward to hearing from you as we go. So here we go!
We have arrived at (last week, anyway) the dog-days of summer. Pollinators work intently to gather nectar from the blossoms that surround us. I love this time of year, walking barefoot, rising with the sun, swimming, and harvesting leaf and flower of calendula, st. johnswort, california poppies, lavendar bee balm, chamomile, and comfrey.
Last week, while working in the gardens the afternoon after the last big storm, a bee stings me. My gaze rises from the focused work at...
What is the Tea Project:
Elementary students grow and harvest medicinal herbs that create 6-10 different herbal healing teas in the classroom over the long Vermont winter. Students understand which herbs to use for which common conditions and are empowered to care for themselves and each other. Social-emotional intelligence in the classroom grows with each cup of tea.