Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading · Wildcrafting

Herbal Academy – Free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

I have been a long-time student of Herbal Academy, and one of the first classes I took was their free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course. And yes, it is truly free. Once our boys went to school, I indulged in continuing education (before the pandemic, 4.5 years of homeschooling took over my life after that).… Continue reading Herbal Academy – Free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

Gardening · Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

The Value Of White Sage Plants

White Sage (Salvia apiana) is a sacred plant native to Southern California and the northern part of Baja, Mexico. It craves an arid existence. Seeing it wild is pretty amazing, and well worth traveling to see it (no touching though, do not harvest wild). I always try to grow at least one White Sage in… Continue reading The Value Of White Sage Plants

Gardening · Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

My Favorite Herbs For Grow Zone 8b

On our homestead, we are herb-friendly. In a legal state, that sounds like pro-cannabis, but what I mean is we grow many herb plants. Both medicinal and culinary, nearly all herbs are pollinator-friendly as well. Grow zone 8b allows us to grow both annual (yearly) and perennial (comes back yearly) easily. There aren't many varieties… Continue reading My Favorite Herbs For Grow Zone 8b

Gardening · Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Building Herbal Gardens

When building a garden, planting herbs is one of the most important things you can do in it. Besides offering immense flavor and medicinal uses, many herbs are pollinator-friendly. If you want a higher production rate of produce in your garden, you must encourage pollinators to visit. Growing herb plants for the flowers is a… Continue reading Building Herbal Gardens

DIY · Essential Oils

Apple Orchard Diffuser Blend

A warming essential oil diffuser blend, perfect for as we slide deeper into Fall. Plug in your diffuser, add in the oils and let the aroma surround you. Drift off into the thoughts you are outside on a crisp afternoon, getting pumpkins - and apples - out in the country. Apple Orchard Diffuser Blend Essential… Continue reading Apple Orchard Diffuser Blend