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Sacred Tree Profile: Cherry (Prunus Serotina)’s Magic, Mythology, Medicine and Meaning

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Butterfly on choke cherry When most people think of cherry trees, they think about plump, juicy, red or purple cherries from cultivated cherry trees.  However, here in the USA, we have a variety of wild cherries that are an interwoven and rich part of our landscape. An enigmatic tree found throughout the eastern…

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Wine Cap Mushroom Cultivation: Wood Chips, Garden Beds, Recipes, and More

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
How many times have you seen your neighbors getting tree work done or had tree work done yourself? The landscape company often comes with the big wood chipper and truck and then, after cutting up the wood, hauls that beautiful pile of chips off to some unknown location. Last year, our electric company…

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Foraging for Pigments from Local Rocks: Making Watercolors, Oils, and Egg Tempera Paint from the Land!

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Local Iron Oxide taken from a mineral spring, crushed, ground, sifted and made into paint! When I walk along the landscape here, I am greeted with the deep oranges and yellow oxides of our soils laden with heavy amounts of clay and iron.  These colors are reflected each time I dig into the…

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Blessed Beltane

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals, the others being Imbolc and Ostara. Beltane is the second principal Celtic festival (the other being Samhain). Celebrated approximately halfway between Vernal (spring) equinox and the midsummer (Summer Solstice). Beltane traditionally marked the arrival if summer in ancient times. At Beltane, the Pleiades star…

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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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