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It's Wildflower Season on Mountain Peaks, But Alpine Plants May Soon Miss the Date by National Science Foundation Posted Sat 14 Jul 2012 5:38am July brings a riot of color--a rainbow-hued carpet of wildflowers--to the high peaks of the Rockies. In these mountain environments, however, plants have a narrow window of opportunity to set their buds. Now, in a changing climate, that hurry-up-and-flower date is moving ever earlier on the calendar. How quickly can plants respond? ... Read on »
Plant Devotions in Smoke: Bioregional Plant Incense by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 10:20pm ~ This post was written for the Smoke Theme of the Wild Things Roundup ~ Finished block of incense made with Piñon resin, Juniper berries, Red Cedar heartwood, Douglas Fir needles, Rose petals, and much more. The rising smoke of fragrant plants has long been considered the food of gods and ancestors by humankind. Throughout ... Read on »
Simply Thick, LLC Announces The Voluntary Recall Of Products Manufactured By Thermo Pac, LLC At Their Stone Mountain, GA Food Pr by FDA Posted Sat 04 Jun 2011 7:17pm FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Contact: Consumer: 800-205-7115 latestinfo@simplythick.com Media: Gre ... Read on »
New Plant Healer Columnist: Phyllis Light – Appalachian Herbalist by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 19 Jan 2012 9:19pm It’s important that Plant Healer Magazine not have so many columnists that room runs out for contributions from others.  Last time we announced the addition of quarterly contributions from Susun Weed… and this round, we found we couldn’t resist adding just one final column: . Mountain Medicine: Traditional Healing Folkways ... Read on »
Plant Healer Spring Issue Sneak Peak by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 16 Jan 2012 1:39pm And A Call For Your Submissions Plant Healer consciously casts a wide and inclusive tent, giving voice to folk herbalists of every age, gender, ethnicity, and level of experience or education.  If you are interested in the study and practice of plant medicine,  its culture and development, you’re welcomed.  Welcomed as readers, supporter ... Read on »
Giving Plant Healer Books for Herbalists by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 11:10pm Giving Plant Healer Books For Herbalists This Holiday Season ___________________________________ Choose from a dozen different books, specially written for herbalists, natural healers, plant ad nature lovers of all kinds and ages.  From an empowering kid’s book to herbal how-to and a historic novel, we hope you will find some ... Read on »
Happy International Mountain Day by Jason Martin Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 6:00am Mountains are an important part of our lives. And if you're reading this, you probably consider them an important part of your life as well. However, when we say that mountains are important to us, we really mean that they are important in a recreational or a spiritual way...but they are far more important than that. The life cycles of many ... Read on »
Plant Adventuring and Fall Wildcrafting – Guest Post by Jesse Wolf Hardin by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 11 Nov 2010 7:42pm Plant Adventuring and Fall Wildcrafting by Jesse Wolf Hardin Anima Lifeways and Herbal School I rouse early, as I almost always do, but this morning it was with designs on a trip outside this special canyon.  Opening my eyes to the sparkling river and clucking ravens, white barked cottonwoods and swaying pines, it requires ... Read on »
Soil-Hauling and Shrub-Planting Weekend by VW Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Apr 2013 1:21pm If you want a nice landscape, it helps to marry Superman.  Last weekend - in less than twenty hours - my husband hauled twenty cubic yards of soil from the pile in the driveway to the backyard.  The kids and I helped spread it out with rakes, but he did the rest.  He also dug fifty holes for shrubs.  And he had energy for a fifty mile bike ... Read on »
Green Wealth: Our Wild Plants & Weeds by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 8:11am Green Wealth: Our Wild Plants & Weeds by Kiva Rose http://animacenter.org We meet in a canyon greened by early spring rains and filled with the lush plant life that will fill our baskets and bags by the afternoon’s end. The people who gather to celebrate and learn about the local flora are as diverse as the plants themselves, r ... Read on »