Permaculture 101

Creating a healthy, abundant and more self-reliant life This is a guest blog post written by the latest addition to the Green Path Faculty, Kareen Erbe. You can find out more about Kareen at the bottom…

Celebrating First Menstruation

If you are a woman, do you remember your experience of menarche, your first menstruation? Did you have accurate information about what was happening to you? Did you celebrate with your mom, dad, a friend or…

Herbs for Surgery

Although surgery can be complicated and there are so many different types, there is one fundamental truth that prevails with all surgery: The better we heal, the less scar tissue we have. The less scar tissue…

Growing an Herbal Lawn

Have you ever considered the logic of having a lawn? The truth is, nature doesn’t do monocrops. Top that off with growing a grass that needs lots of water and isn’t native to your area? No…

Herbs for Chronic Smoke

Every morning lately I wake to a big orange sun. We have rarely seen blue skies here for many weeks and most days I can’t even see the mountains that surround my town. The smoke from…

Making Better Herbal Medicine

When using plants for medicine, we can interpret information about how they grow and reproduce to help us understand how to store them, how long they will stay fresh, and how to best make them into…

Tree Medicine

As winter turns to spring, I have been noticing the trees. Trees are optimists. Even as the leaves yellow in the fall, the trees are preparing for the spring, storing nutrients for the cold months ahead…

Rose Hips: Natural and Free Vitamin C

A guest post by Shawna Paoli, Certified Herbalist There’s good reason as to why the British government organized the harvesting of as many rose hips as possible by the public when they experienced a shortage of…

Herbal Flower Cookies

I baked some cookies for our annual school open house and they turned out so good, I wanted to share the recipe! This gluten free recipe combines three aromatic flowers that made my kitchen smell amazing….

Sumac Fire Cider

Sumac Fire Cider is a new twist on a traditional herbal formula. It is an excellent cold and flu remedy and can help stimulate digestion and immune function. It is also useful for the entire respiratory…