Herbalists Unite – A Shared Post from The Herbalista

The following post is shared from The Herbalista – Lorna Mauney-Brodek with The Herb Bus in Atlanta, GA. Please read this amazing and well written inspiration and hope for all of us that practice herbalism. Enjoy – AM In Defense of Good Herbalista Practices (GHP’s) December 6, 2014  In Defense of Good Herbalista Practices (GHP’s), … Continue Reading

Lemon Balm Start To Finish

Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinale), a beautiful, sweet smelling, happy herb! Some of you love it and some of you curse it because of its rapid spread all over the garden, going places you don’t want it to go. 🙂 How do you fix that? Grow it in a raised bed garden with sides. It … Continue Reading

What’s Growing in the Woods

It is so amazing to me that I have lived here for 24 years and there is always something new that pops up in the fields or in the woods or down by the creek. OK so the first 19 years I didn’t really care what was growing as long as there was grass for … Continue Reading

What's Growing in the Woods

It is so amazing to me that I have lived here for 24 years and there is always something new that pops up in the fields or in the woods or down by the creek. OK so the first 19 years I didn’t really care what was growing as long as there was grass for … Continue Reading

How To Make a Ginger Glycerite

Have you ever made a glycerite? Do you know what a glycerite is? In case you don’t know, a glycerite is a tincture made with vegetable glycerine instead of alcohol.100% Pure Vegetable Glycerine has a long shelf life and does not easily oxidize. It is an all-natural product derived from Non-GMO palm oil or vegetable … Continue Reading

Medicinal Benefits Of Passionflower

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), a discreet little vine that weaves in and around low bushes, trees, ditches or in the middle of a big field. Nobody pays it much attention, it gets mowed over most of the time but if you knew the herbal benefits of passionflower, you would nurture that little vine so it can … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday Special Edition!

Welcome to a special Hygiene Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! This Hygiene Edition is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Kristin @ Herban Momma, and me! 🙂 Spring is right around the corner and what better time to turn over … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!!

Good Morning Everyone! We are snowed in here in GA but no worries, will enjoy the day playing in the snow and sitting by the fire. This week Bella Vista Farm was FEATURED on Wildcrafting Wednesday – yay!!! Welcome to the one hundred and twenty-second edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon … Continue Reading

Medicinal Benefits of Seaweed

Sometimes I am not sure what I am going to write about even though I always have lots to say – 😀 Then it just hits me like one of those giant blow up hammers, bonking me on the head! As I am getting prepared for an herbal class for this evening, I am packing … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to the One Hundred and Ninth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Kristin @ Herban Momma, and me! 🙂 While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild … Continue Reading