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Plant Medicine: CBD

Depending on where you live, you may have started to see “CBD” products – capsules, tinctures, salves – pop up in your natural food stores or even at the supermarket. And if you’re “canna-curious,” you may have questions about the health benefits of this non-psychotropic medicinal as well as its different forms and delivery methods. Understanding how CBD works and

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A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Smudge wand — Spirit de la Lune

The Summer months are in full swing over here in the Northern Hemisphere. This Full Moon in many ways marks the last big planting time of the season. All that needed to sprout roots for the long months ahead is in the ground growing towards its full potential while we prepare and maintain for the coming harvest. The Blessing Moon

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Homestead News: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

The Care and Feeding of Cast Iron: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware Cast iron pots and pans are the basis of a well-stocked kitchen and will last a lifetime if you learn the methods for cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware to maintain the cured surface. The hallmark of any country kitchen is an old black cast iron skillet

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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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Drinking in Spring Blossoms: Red Flowering Currant Elixir – Gather Victoria

And let me tell you, during the past cold dreary winter months, it has been a favorite remedy. Just a few drops on the tongue or a splash in sparkly water brings a little sweet spring sunshine into my step! The blossoms, however, are so beloved by bees and hummingbirds, I harvest very sparingly. Which makes my elixir stores precious indeed!  But now,

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The Fire Relit: New Moon in Aries | Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading — Spirit de la Lune

  As the first sign of the zodiac, the Aries New Moon kicks off this new season with a burst of fresh and exciting energy to help you accomplish your goals. Both the Sun and the Moon are in Aries right now and that makes for a great time for action and initiating anything new! Mercury went direct on the

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Spring Cleaning! The Magical Besom – Gather Victoria

Happy Spring Equinox!  Blue skies and blossoms, what a day to welcome the official coming of spring! Spring cleaning is a ritual deeply rooted in the lore of the Vernal Equinox, a time to purify the home of stagnant energies and prepare it for the vitalizing energy of spring and summer. And no spring cleaning could begin without the creation

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