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Green Noise

Why “Green Noise”?

Michael Moore

A tribute to my teacher.

What is an “herb”?

Q: What is your definition of “herb”? A: Words mean different things in different contexts. Sometimes “herb” means marijuana. If we’re talking botany, it means a non-woody plant. In the kitchen, it’s usually aromatic leaves used it a small quantity to season a dish. When it comes to herbal remedies, I think of it as […]

herb infused oils, alcohol intermediary method

This comes up over and over again – the weird way that I make my infused oils. I learned the method from Michael Moore. He made Arnica Salve for us in class one day, starting with recently dried arnica. 1. Grind the freshly-dried herb in a coffee grinder. It doesn’t need to be finely ground, […]

Yoga Nidra

When I’m tired and when I’m not sleeping well, my favorite remedy is yoga nidra, usually in the afternoon. It feels like super napping. I arrange a nest for myself of blankets and pillows, preparing to stay entirely still in a supremely comfortable position. I find a recording on youtube or choose one from the […]

my interview on “Herbal Knowledge Keepers”

Herbal knowledge keeper, indeed! D’Coda is an exceptional herbalist. She lived alone in the woods for a full decade, where she became fluent in the language of the forest. I love that she sees parallels between the “world wide web” and the networked relationships that make up a thriving forest ecosystem. We met at the […]

beeswax food wraps

This tickles me! I’ve barely got time to cook right now, much less make my own biodegradable saranwrap from muslin and beeswax. Maybe someday. But I guess this recipe (instructions?) answers a half-asked question. It helps me imagine cooking in an earlier time in finer detail, before plastic, before electricity, before timers, before recipes on […]

politics, ecology and complexity

I take a generally ecological perspective on things. I learned it early on and it stuck. When I was 4 years old, I went to Youthmobile: School without Walls. Mrs Curtis would take us out in the woods and tell us about the trees and the birds. Of everything she said, the word I remember […]

resetting intentions once again

When I first started this blog, I wrote a post about my intentions. Eventually I realized that my intentions had shifted and I wrote a post resetting my intentions. Now, my vision for this blog has shifted yet again, and I realize that my new direction will help meet my previous intentions all the better […]