Posts tagged ‘herbalism’

Deep South Herbal Conference is bad herbalist practice.

I got this from @mapletwigmedicinals on Instagram. Please see their feed for more info. They got the info from @herbanhealing @rootsofresistance @pauladiaz_herbalist @linda.black.elk – please check out these and other BIPOC for more info

This came to my attention today. I am not a huge Herbalism conference attendee, because I can not afford to be. As a southerner, a white southerner, and an herbalist this conference, with it’s undiverse line up, location, and horrid policy is an insult. This is not what Southern Herbalism is, this is what a bad version of Southern Herbalism is. The organizer who’s name I see is Darryl Patton who goes by The Southern Herbalist. Honestly that title pisses me off, just with the exclusivity and hierarchical nature of “The” as if he was crowned southern herbal king. Nope. Does not represent me. I am a southern herbalist and I honor the many who came before me, and the many alive still who have preserved and shared the practices and knowledge of Herbalism.

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3 New Zines Available!!

In the nic of time I finished 3 new zines in time for the Richmond Zine Fest this past Saturday.

Daily Tea Ritual for Self Care in 2019 is a great starting place for folks relatively unfamiliar with herbal medicine and self care. $2 in person $4 by mail

On Building Houses is the first in a series on the construction industry and my experiences working in it. $2 in person $4 by mail.

Fragments of Karnage is haiku (many also on the website) from 2017 & 2019 all collected in one volume. $3 in person $5 by mail

I will get these available on my Etsy and post link here soon.

Thanks!

Richmond Zine Fest This Weekend!!

This Saturday!!! I will be there with 2 new zines, old zines and some other people’s zines plus herbal swag!!! Come on out!! #diy #zine #zines #zinester #radical #rva #creative #madeinva #local #writer #author #comics #zinelife #comic #artist #poet

9/17/2018

Warm apple cider

Reishi and cinnamon hopes

For strong winter fire

1/4/2018

Organizing is

Not just smoke and mirrors and

Public image tho.
And hierarchy does

Not look good on anyone. 

Grasping at power. 
Do the work. Show up.

Then you won’t have to make false

Claims of importance.

I’m still here!

Hello anyone who looks at my website! It has been a minute. I got hired to open and manage a cafe at St. Stephen’s church in Richmond, VA. Then they added managing the weekly, year round Farmers Market to my responsibilities. All of this also meant my partner David had to start doing more with our historic window restoration business. I also had to put herbalism school on hold. And you know, we got married and also did all kinds of fun activities with our kids in the meantime.

 We opened the cafe in the week before Thanksgiving, and there was not much sleep. Over a month in, and many of the kinks have been worked out, I have great cafe staff, and we are open 7 days a week to the public. The cafe serves as a Village Green, and we have a smoothie of the same name. I was also able to create a really fun drink menu that works with the Church’s mission of being good environmental stewards and promoting healthy, local food and drink. I even incorporated some herbalist aspects into things like the Golden Milk Latte and our tea selection! 

I am hoping in 2018 to get back to regular haiku. It has just been a 70+ hour a week thing for a bit.

I am #grateful for the #harvest from #motherearth and for the time today to continue processing some of the plant bounty we were able to grow and #wildcraft this year. #herbalism #herbalist #theheathenhomestead #rva #beaverdam #goldenrod #rose #cleavers #chickweed #queenanneslace #wormwood #plantain here is just a little of what we grew and gathered

9/17/17

Take the time you need

To recharge your mind, body

And spirit. Self care.
Drink more water and

Try some herbal tea. Eat some

Nourishing foods too.
When at wits end, take

That wit outside to breathe that

Fresh air and see trees.

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