Posts tagged ‘herb school’

Plants for sale on this gorgeous day!

Come out to the Farmer’s Market @ St. Stephen’s at 6000 Grove avenue from 8-12 today and every Saturday to buy local produce, prepared food, bread, milk, eggs, fruit, cheese, clothes, soap and more!!!

We also have tons of vendors selling plants! Broadfork Farm, Byrd Farm, Creighton Farm, Crazy Farm, Medina and Sons, G. Flores Produce, Sweet Gum Botanicals, Crumptown Farm etc.!!! Cucumber, tomato, onion, basil, oregano, thyme, mint, parsley, sorrel, sage, strawberry, rosemary, lavender, kale, spinach, lettuce, etc. 

Come on by! Grow something green in the earth or in a pot or wherever you can! The earth needs us and fresh, local, natural food is the best medicine!!!! 

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Goldenrod Materia Medica

I put this Materia Medica for Goldenrod together last year for a project for the first year apprenticeship at Owlcraft Healing Ways.  Today I harvested a bit of goldenrod, and wanted to share this information. If anyone local is in need of some goldenrod, I have a good amount, in various stages of blooming. Please get in touch if you would like to come harvest some, or if you would like me to bring you some I harvest. Fresh for $9 a pound if I bring it to you, if you want to come get it, trade me some plant identification or something fun!

Goldenrod or Solidago Spp.

Aka blue mountain tea, liberty tea, wound wort, Aaron’s rod

Asteracea family

Very erect perennial, 2-3 feet tall according to some sources. I have seen a lot taller that here at the Heathen Homestead. Stems become Woody but do not often Branch out. Small yellow clusters of disklike flowers with 1/4 inch heads that bloom between July and October.

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