Author Archives: Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Free Webinar: Equity and Wild-Harvested Plants Co-Hosted by the FairWild Foundation – American Botanical Council

We are happy to announce the next webinar in the Sustainable Herbs Program (SHP) Toolkit Webinar Series: Equity and Wild-Harvested Plants: Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships. This webinar will discuss what it takes to create and maintain mutually beneficial long term trade relations among those wild-harvesting plants for the global supply network, including equitable sharing of the costs of sustainable production. The

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Spring Plantain Herbal Infusion | The School of Aromatic Studies

It’s finally spring and all around there are cleavers, violet flowers, chickweed, plantain, and a few other early spring medicinal plants in the area around us. I am sure if you look around your yard or in a field yet to be touched by modern-day‘ weed killers’ you will stumble upon plantain.  Today we… Continue Reading Source: Spring Plantain Herbal

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Essential Oil Deodorant Spray • The Organic Alcohol Company

Deodorant, for many of us, a necessary evil. Living in a somewhat alternative area, I have seen and heard of every remedy for natural deodorants, from crystals and salts to supplements. Many of those work to varying degrees and most folks would try just about anything to stay away from some of the more traditional chemical-laden formulas you buy at

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HSA Webinar: Shedding Light on the Solanaceae: An Exploration of Our Relationship with Nightshades

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair The nightshade family of plants sounds ominous  – how could it not with the use of the words night and shade? The official name of this family is Solanaceae, and these plants are characterized by the shape of the flower, which in some cases feature…

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Chervil – Herb of the Month

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Maryann Readal Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, is similar to parsley but has a milder, anise flavor. It is sometimes called French parsley or garden parsley. The Romans named it cherifoliu, the ‘cheri’ part meaning delight and the ‘folium’ part meaning leaves—the joy of leaves. Chervil is important in French cuisine, where it…

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Sensory Herb Gardens for Special Needs Children

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Candace Riddle Ever since Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit, children and gardens have had a special friendship. That friendship is even stronger between children with special needs and special gardens called “sensory gardens.”  The difference between a sensory garden and a “regular” garden is the human factor—…

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