The world around us is greening-up. The red Indian Warriors are thrusting out of the forest floor and millions of tiny California Gold flowers are carpeting some meadow areas. Spring is arriving! This is a perfect time to come to the next Hayfork Cooperative meeting for Christina Johnson’s presentation on medicinal plants that grow wild here or are easily grown in our gardens. This is a free event but donations are welcome for the presenter and the server.
I love hawthorn. It is an exquisite and beautiful tree and it is absolutely my favorite herb to harvest. Every year in early May I spend a blissful few hours picking hawthorn flowers and leaves. They are soft and have a mild sweet aroma. I feel happy when I am in the hawthorn tree surrounded by its flowers. My personal experience with hawthorn is that it is the best herb for alleviating grief.
Introductory Workshop on Making Medicine from Local Plants
Over 20 years ago, Susun Weed’s book “Healing Wise” introduced me to the fascinating and amazing value of Dandelions for health. I have personally used the root in my “liver formula”, eaten the leaves steamed, and this past year I tried the dandelion flowers in tea and found they made me feel happier.