Forsythia on Equinox

Happy Spring Equinox 2011!!! Today was a gray, mopey, overcast day here in Vancouver, BC.  Funny that the 1st day of Spring should be less pleasant than the last week of weather.    Funny, though, cuz it shows the meaning of dates on a calendar… not much in some regards. My day didn’t start out so […]

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See the City GREEN – Spring Classes

Greetings Plant Lovers! The Green World Wakes!  Spring is upon us!  And the Urban Herb School is hitting the ground running, so to speak. I’m ridiculously excited to be offering this class again this season.  Largely because we’ll have a chance to visit the same 5 sites 3 times.  We’ll be able to see the beautiful spectrum […]

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Eliot Cowan and Plant Spirit Medicine

Plant Spirit Medicine (or PSM) is not at all a new modality.  It’s quite old in both it’s component parts, though it’s currently a small and growing movement.  Eliot Cowan‘s work has brought together 2 ancient healing techniques… the Chinese 5 Elements & Indigenous Herbalism (this isn’t so much a specific modality as a world […]

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Alien Finger Flowers

Have you seen this flower? This week I want to talk about one of the COOLEST flowers I’ve ever seen.  It’s one of the first spring flowers.  And it looks so weird!  Check out this picture… I spotted the first of the season 2 weeks ago in a garden near Commercial Drive.  Maybe you can […]

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Wild Chickweed Pesto

Greetings Plant Lovers! Welcome to my new herbal blog.  As the Green World comes alive this season, i’m going to be posting about plants that are in flower or otherwise call my attention. The 1st one that comes up is a very special plant!!  Chickweed (Stellaria media) is one of my favourite wild edibles.  It’s […]

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