This name! on an herbalist, no less.
My family and I discovered a farm recently while taking a drive. When we learned about the plant medicine class taking place there the following day, my oldest daughter begged to attend. I was a little nervous about taking a six year old, but with a light in her eye and a pounding in my own heart that I just had to honor, we happily returned for the class. We loved it. And so … here I am being drawn back, full circle, to a path I took up and then veered from years ago. Funny how our kids can bring us round again - that I should have a six year old interested in "plant potions" and through teaching her I rekindle something essential, something richer even for the detour. And the detours …. I gain a better understanding of them, too. beautiful loops.
I'm starting Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs book now.
I love this video tutorial of Rosemary making cough syrup.
My favorite herbal names: Clove, Nettle, Noni, Rosemary, Yarrow.
image - from an interview with Rosemary
image - mine, from National Colonial Farm