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Five Reasons To Include Mushrooms For Better Health

By Linda M. Conroy For those who enjoy sautéed mushrooms on their steaks or grilled portabella as a source of protein, they need no convincing to make mushrooms a staple in their diet. However, there are many more benefits and reasons to turn to mushrooms for better health. 1.     Vitamin D – Similar in how humans convert […]

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Herbs for Stressful Times

I doubt there is a person on the planet right now whose nervous system is calm and collected. Many of the changes we are experiencing we could not have fathomed only a few months ago. I have been using the analogy of waves that keep coming, as you just barely catch your breath. Adjusting to […]

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Flower Soda Recipe

I love to make this soda when the dandelions are in full bloom. I harvest right along side the bees. Along with the bees I find this spring flower one of the first delicies of spring. Instructions: ~Pick 3-5 quarts/liters of Dandelion Blossoms (you can use other flowers for this recipes as well ie red […]

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Foraging for Sustainability and Nourishment: Spotlight Garlic Mustard

by Linda Conroy Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a plant that is often identified as a nuisance. Gardeners and farmers work to eradicate it and fail to see the potential food source that this plant offers. While I understand that it is quite vigorous and it does exude sinigrin a  chemical  that inhibits other plants, […]

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Spring Interviews: Herbs and Food

Spring Interviews with Linda Conroy on Donna’s Creations Radion Program. https://www.dropbox.com/s/amh0lgb86xv7fkg/EssentialOils_032719.mp3?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nj4kst1aocrvoon/DonnasCreations_032719.mp3?dl=0

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Spring Gardening: Growing Herbs Presentation 2019

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Root Medicine: Focus on Elecampane

2018 has been a very full year and I realize that I have not written a blog post lately. Summer and fall were quite busy and I am looking forward to some hybrination time this winter. As the weather changes, I have been working with my stuidents on digging up roots. Digging roots is probably […]

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Dandelion: A Spring Tradition by Linda Conroy

“At least three green leaves a day for 30 days” I declared as I stood in the center of my overgrown “weedy” garden. I was planning to undertake a personal experiment. I was preparing to test the hypothesis of wild forgers, herbalists and the practices of traditional cultures around the globe. I wanted to know […]

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Sea and Her Weeds

Annually, for close to a decade I have taken a pilgrimage to an Island located in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. I travel to this island in order to be close to the Sea and Her Weeds. Two of my greatest teachers. The benefits of harvesting and spending time with the sea and her weeds […]

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The Most Important Meal: Breakfast

This morning as I ate breakfast, I was thinking about how important breakfast is.i often hear from clients and students that they either don’t eat breakfast or they ingest sugary foods. Breakfast sets the stage for the day and for overall metabolism. I often brainstorm with folks about how they can realistically ingest protein, greens, […]

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