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February Plant of the Month: Spearmint

Published on January 1, 2019 under Garden
February Plant of the Month: Spearmint
Latin name: Mentha spicata (aka M. viridis or M. sativa) Common name: Spearmint, gardenmint Usage: There are hundreds of varieties of cultivars within the mint family, many of which are used for their pleasant taste…
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Join Nina & Maggie for Roots of Herbalism!

Published on December 17, 2018 under Classes
Our next live course offerings in Florida: March 9-10 Orlando with Maggie O'Halloran & Nina DiCristina May 18-19 Orlando with Maggie O'Halloran & Nina DiCristina June 8-9 Tallahassee with Maggie O'Halloran & Phoenix Fermin 12…
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Materia Medica: Chaya

Published on July 6, 2017 under Garden
Materia Medica: Chaya
I cringe when I hear the word "superfood" uttered in a mixed crowd. Between GOOP and Dr Oz, health and nutrition fads fill up my Facebook feed daily, and they fade into distant memory as…
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Swamp Medicine: Healing Plants of Central Florida

Published on June 23, 2017 under Garden
Swamp Medicine: Healing Plants of Central Florida
See notes and slides from Emily's presentation at this link. Herbalist Emily Ruff presented "Swamp Medicine: Healing Plants of Central Florida" at the 2017 International Herb Symposium, highlighting medicinal plants growing in the subtropical climate…
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Materia Medica: Anamu

Published on July 11, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Anamu
Anamu Petiveria alliacea is an herbaceous perennial that grows up to 1m in height. Indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and tropical areas of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Anamu, aka Guinea Hen…
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Materia Medica: Yarrow

Published on July 11, 2016 under Garden
Materia Medica: Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a well-known plant ally throughout the United States and Europe. Yarrow is a flowering perennial, common in North America but also native to Europe and Asia. Its leaves are soft and…
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