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Announcing 2022 Apprenticeship Program Applications Open!!

Now accepting applications for the Moonwise Herbs 2022 Wild Food/Wild Medicine Wise Woman Apprenticeship Programs. There are virtual as well as in-person options!! These programs are focused on regenerative, plant-based, plant-connected herbalism and our connection to the lineage of women healers that came before us. To learn more about programs visit www.moonwiseherbs.com To learn about […]

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Sap Moon: Maple Sugar Time

by Linda Conroy The sap moon has arrived! I have been tapping trees since I relocated to Wisconsin from the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the perks I point to when my Northwest friends ask why I moved to the Midwest. I tell them that moving and having maple sap and syrup become one of […]

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Medicines of the Grandmothers Stocks, Broths, and Soup

by Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs This morning I awoke and it was cold. I heat my home with a wood stove, so sleeping 8 hours means that you wake up to a chilly house. My wool comforter made by the local woolen mill keeps me very warm at night, yet when I emerge from […]

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Herbal Traditions and Rituals: Spotlight on Willow (Salix sp)

  One of the things I enjoy most about working with plants are the rituals and opportunities for deepening the relationship that our ancestors long had with plants. One of the plants I enjoy working with during the winter months is Willow (Salix sp). Willow is one of the plants that invite me to integrate […]

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Women and Animals Interview

I was recently interviewed about the animals that I share space. This is the extended interview which was part of a podcast, below is an additional link to the full podcast. I thought some of you might enjoy listening in. Edition 56: Women & Animals

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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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Root Medicine: Focus on Elecampane

It has been a busy year. 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 students on digging up roots. Digging roots is probably one of my favorite herbalist activities. Roots provide deep medicine and I always […]

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