Should it Stay a Hobby or Grow Into a Business? Part 1 – Laws

You’ve been working on your studies and growing so much. You’ve developed so many amazing skills and would love to share what you can make with others. You start thinking of selling at markets or perhaps online. This series will help you explore the things you should consider before taking the plunge. I can only…

Medical Marijuana: Finding the right strain for you

So the federal government in Canada is announcing its plans in the next 2 weeks for the legalization of recreational cannabis and here, in British Columbia, dispensaries have been serving communities for the last few years making access to cannabis easier, more widespread and less hush hush.  Gone are the days where buying on the…

The Dandelion: Strong Medicine for Social Justice

As the homestretch of the new federal administration’s first 100 days  and the warmth of a rising spring approaches, I am reflecting on a few interesting connections I’ve stumbled across recently between Dandelion and and the pursuit of social justice. But before I share those with you all, I want to address a question which…

Herbal (and other) Hangover Cures

St Patrick’s Day… one of those holiday’s where everyone is a little Irish, lots of drinks are had and a few jigs danced (usually after the drinks are had) and then all that fun is followed by any or all of the following: pounding headache, upset stomach, loss of appetite, fatigue, dehydration, maybe even vomiting…

Artist conk; The Ancient Reishi Part 2

  The sustainable harvesting of Ganoderma applanatum, as I mentioned in the previous part of this series, is in my opinion of utmost importance for not only the future of harvesting but for ecological balance as well. If you have read “Artist conk; The Ancient Reishi part 1” you will remember me presenting the question…

Astrological Agriculture Part 2: Planting by the Zodiac

In my last article, I looked at how planting and harvest according to the phases of the moon can affect plant growth and the quality and quantity of our plant harvests.  In part 2 I am going to delve deeper into the world of astrology and agriculture by considering the effect the constellations can have…

Grab n Go Stress Busters

Last week was nuts… with an injury and multiple appointments on top of an already busy schedule I could feel myself being pulled away from my usual healthy habits and routines.  All of the mammas out there can attest to the fact that we take a backseat to everyone else when the schedule gets crazy….

Seed Dreaming

Come dream with me. Back a bit, back beyond Kew Gardens, the Doctrine of Signatures, and the Victorian Language of Flowers. Before the Tulip Craze and the Opium Poppy Trade. Before the Nile Delta was strewn with lotus and papyrus. Before the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Before the first seeds were cultivated in the Fertile…

Herbal First Aid in Traditional Rural Corfu

There was a time, not so far away from our days, that people had to deal with accidents with what they had learned from their family elders. Traditional knowledge was based on healing thy self with plants that were growing around the place people used to live. Community healers were the people that would try…

Artist Conk: The Ancient Reishi (Part 1)

Opening note: I want to clarify something before I get started, I simply want to point out that there are several different names for Artist conk and I will be using many of them interchangeably throughout this series. When I reference Ancient Reishi, Ancient Ling zhi, Ganoderma applanatum, or Artist conk I am referring to…

Heart Happy Herbs

It’s February.  Officially the month of all things LOVE.  So this week I’m sharing a quick look at a few herbs for a happy heart! Herbs have been used for centuries as therapy for heart conditions.   The following are just a few that can help your heart to function more efficiently, reduce your cholesterol, and…