Natural wasp sting treatment

Jed and I took our new neighbours along our bush track the other day and while in pursuit of some bamboo, I blundered into a wasps nest. There must have been hundreds of the dudes in there, they all came … Read More

mountain herbs

Kicking around outside in Queenstown a few weeks ago, I showed the kids how many medicinal plants were around. There was chickweed, yarrow, cleavers, oregano, mugwort, plantain, dandelion, violets…the place was rampant with medicinal herbage. It reminded me of the … Read More

Kaipatiki Plant Medicine workshop

Learn the power of the green! I am running a plant medicine workshops called ‘Kitchen Table Herbal Medicine’ at the Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre on Auckland’s North Shore on the 30th of November. The class runs from 10-1 and you’ll … Read More

garden woes and plant medicine workshop -spaces left!

                                          Borage flowers and seeds. The garden has been a bit neglected of late. It is always like this. I … Read More

Plant Medicine Workshop February 2013

I thought i had better post about the upcoming Plant MedicineWorkshop before all the places go. I just started promoting it a few days ago and folks are excited. Me too, i love this work. It brings together plants and … Read More

Extracurricular magazine and plant handbook giveaway

Extracurricular magazine’s Issue Ten is out! And it’s a good one. The theme is self-sufficiency and there are articles on bee-keeping, sourdough making, slow fashion, homebrew, soap making AND a feature by me called, The kitchen sink school of herbalism. … Read More

The GrowMama Plant medicine handbook

 …is here. Or rather, available in my felt shop over HERE. There are a pile of them here waiting to be posted out. Exciting! I am truly passionate about learning to manage our own and our families common health complaints with the plants that grow … Read More