Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden,

Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. 

Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. 

Rosemary, the remembrance herb

Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name

Rosemary, the remembrance herb

Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle or stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting), is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and is the best-known member of the nettle

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle or stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting), is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and is the best-known member of the nettle

Cleavers, the sticky willy stickyweed

Galium aparine or Cleavers, also known as: Clivers, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Stickyweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Sticky Willy, Sticky Willow, Velcro Weed, and Grip Grass Cleavers are in the Rubiaceae family which consists of flowering plants in the coffee, madder, or bedstraw family. In

Cleavers, the sticky willy stickyweed

Galium aparine or Cleavers, also known as: Clivers, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Stickyweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Sticky Willy, Sticky Willow, Velcro Weed, and Grip Grass Cleavers are in the Rubiaceae family which consists of flowering plants in the coffee, madder, or bedstraw family. In

Common Chickweed

Stellaria media, chickweed, is a cool-season annual plant native to Europe, which is often eaten by chickens. It is sometimes called common chickweed to distinguish it from other plants called chickweed. Other common names include chickenwort, craches, maruns, winterweed. The

Common Chickweed

Stellaria media, chickweed, is a cool-season annual plant native to Europe, which is often eaten by chickens. It is sometimes called common chickweed to distinguish it from other plants called chickweed. Other common names include chickenwort, craches, maruns, winterweed. The

Permaculture principles

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2] The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was

Permaculture principles

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2] The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was