I want to let you know about a wonderful learning tool that the lovely folks at The Herbal Academy Of New England and I have created. We have been busy putting together a series of posts for teaching kids about the basics of herbalism. The series is written for kids to read and designed to inspire children to exploration the world of herbalism. We have lessons on everything from botany to pharmacy to gardening.Read More
It is Springtime and plants are joyfully peeking their heads up through the soil everywhere. There are some happy, lovely child-friendly herbs that are commonly growing this time of year. Often referred to as weeds, these plants are powerfully healing, nutritious, and tasty! A favorite little plant just awaking in the world is violet. Take a walk with your child and see if you can find violet growing in your neighborhood. To help really get to know violet, when you and your child are meeting her share the little stories below and consider creating something tasty or crafty with your new plant friend.Read More
Steeped in lore and tradition, this lovely member of the rose family has a long history of use in healing humanity’s woes. It’s historical use stretches around the globe from cultures in Europe to China and on to the Native Americans.Read More
Snow days are so much fun! What could be better than staying home from school and playing in the snow? Sometimes though, kids (and their parents) get stir crazy and need another outlet for all that great kid energy.
The projects below are kid tested for plenty of indoor fun! The addition of fragrant botanicals and essential oils helps to relax everyone while cleansing and freshening the air.Read More
I had a ton of fun building the Cinnamon Stick House with my mom and I wanted to show you how to make it. I learned that herbs can be used for other things like crafts for building, that you can build with herbs.Read More
Inside a simple cup of tea is the power to transform! Indeed, here we can find the power to comfort, nourish and even heal. Inside a simple cup of tea is a little world of tasty, soothing magic.
Many herbs give themselves easily to water, imparting their healing virtues, vitamins, minerals and even oils. Once extracted in water all that goodness is made readily available and is easily absorbed into the body.
Flecked with bits of chamomile, these lotion bars are extremely moisturizing, super soothing and quicky to absorb. The infused chamomile and calendula heal and soothe the skin. While the honey acts as a humectant helping to imbue the skin with moisture.Read More
Here is our newest creation. Every month we make a special themed playdoh at the school and this months is a wonderful wintry holiday playdoh. It is all-natural (except for the glitter), beautifully colored with powered beet root & scented with the softest little tufts of fir needles from our Christmas tree..Read More