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Beginner Herbalist: Resources for Self-led Learning

As a self-taught herbalist, I know the struggles that come along with learning without guidance. It’s slow going, often stalling at trivial roadblocks that wouldn’t exist if you had a real teacher. These are my tips and tricks for learning alone, along with some great resources I recommend to anyone starting their journey into herbalism. I hope my experiences will help you in your own journey. Maybe you’ll even find it easier to hurdle over those pesky roadblocks! Feel free… Read More »Beginner Herbalist: Resources for Self-led Learning

Native Species VS Invasive Species: It’s Time to Get Involved

What are invasive species, and why should I care? Many of the plants growing in man-cultivated areas are considered non-native, and often invasive species. Invasive species are “an introduced, nonnative organism (disease, parasite, plant, or animal) that begins to spread or expand its range from the site of its original introduction and that has the potential to cause harm to the environment, the economy, or to human health” (USGS). Typically, a native species is considered native if it existed in… Read More »Native Species VS Invasive Species: It’s Time to Get Involved