Monthly Archives: April 2019

Celebrate & Remember Moms with Local Flowers – Floret Flowers

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to recognize the special ladies in your life this Mother’s Day, the team and I have put together an awesome gift guide for flower lovers over on the Floret Blog. It includes local bouquet and flower subscription options from members of Floret’s Farmer-Florist Collective, our free online directory which now has more than

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Spring Greens and Spring Awakening

Spring has arrived in our mountain forest. The emergence from the long cold nights of winter gives way to spring and the eternal reminder of rebirth and renewal. Dandelion flowers are everywhere, basking in the warming of the earth, opening to the sun. I’ve been gathering the young leaves for cooking and adding to smoothies. The grosbeaks have returned and

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Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies

Herb Fairies is a children’s herbal learning system that engages kids through stories and encourages them to learn more by providing exciting hands-on activities. Download our Herb Fairies cookbook as our gift to you. Source: Herb Fairies: A Magical Tale of Plants & Their Remedies Herb Fairies will only be open till this coming Tuesday, April 30, but might close

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How to Make Natural DIY Cleaning Products

We all know that many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both our bodies and the planet (not to mention the budget-busting expense and all the waste produced by those empty plastic bottles and extra packaging!). We’ve been creating our own cleaning formulas for years, and we love how easy and inexpensive they are to whip up.

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The Business of Herbalism

Botanical medicine, the art, and science of collecting, preparing, and utilizing plants for healing, is one of the oldest healing methods in human history. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary healthcare. There is a wide range, however, in what is marketed as herbal medicine. The

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