It’s exciting to harvest Elecampane (Inula helenium) roots in fall or early spring! The ground is now thawed and we would be remiss, not to have this plant in… Read more >
Greetings!Welcome to the Herbal Homestead blog for Moonwise Herbs and Brooms. We are urban farmers, living in a small city. Our home is a permaculture site, which emphasizes beauty, function and sustainability. Linda will share bits of wisdom about the workings of our urban farm, our foraging as well as other adventures, our workshop schedule and more!
Linda Conroy is a Bioregional Herbalist, Wild, Whole and Local Food Aficionado, Home Cheese Maker and All around Wise Woman. On this blog she shares insights, wisdom and recipes for you to enjoy. Linda is generous with her knowledge of traditional skills and her only request is that if you find a piece of wisdom here, you acknowledge us as the source and share it with others.
The sap moon has arrived! We have been the orchestrators of an Urban Maple Sugaring Project in our community for the past 6 years. Our project began with our… Read more >
Burdock (Arctium sp) is one of the most nourishing herbs on the planet. It’s long tap root reaches deep into the soil and pulls up minerals, storing them in it’s… Read more >
Usnea is a lichen. A lichen is a combination of an algae and a fungus living symbiotically or together. Also known as Old Man’s beard, it grows in hair-like… Read more >
Presentations and workshops are not always simple experiences. We bring our own anxiety to the experience and participants often bring their agenda and experiences as well I have made (inadvertently… Read more >
Our kitchen is a very busy place. We make the majority of our food from scratch and cultured milk products are a big part of our kitchen rituals. Kefir,… Read more >
Herbs and Wild Food offer incredible nutrition. Here is a chart created by my friend Rose Barlow. Rose was a wonderful herbalist who reminded me that humans like numbers, somehow… Read more >
By Linda Conroy I recently offered a talk titled 3 herbs to start using today. Deciding which herbs to talk about, was a wonderful journey. I chose 3 herbs very… Read more >
On a recent trip across Wisconsin, Linda and I happened to see a rare horticultural anomaly. Some people would not think twice when looking up into a tree and seeing… Read more >
Creating nourishing herbal infusions is easy and fun!! For certain herbs we are looking for the nutritive qualities of the plant ie vitamins and minerals. These nutrients “live” behind the… Read more >