Jul 092009
Numen: The Nature of Plants

Finally, a film steeped in the medicine of grass-roots herbalism and the sentient nature of the plants! Numen is a project rooted in the desire to both educate and inspire, to grant us each an intimate look into the world of plants and our innate connection to them. Utilizing gorgeous time-lapse photography, the words and […]

Jun 112009
The Shaman's Path Intensive - July 2nd-5th

Please Forward to Friends & Post to Any Forums– Announcing: The Shaman Path Intensive (for both men and women) July 2nd – 5th, 2009 www.animacenter.org A 3 day intensive held not in a classroom but an ancient Place Of Power. Taught by Jesse Wolf Hardin and Medicine Woman Traditon cofounder Kiva Rose … with the […]

Apr 132009
Spring In The Village: Common Weeds and Garden Escapees of Rural New Mexico

The beautiful blue-purple blooms of the Vinca are just starting, the Honeysuckle will soon have buds and the Elms are drooping under the weight of their fat green fruit. Spring has been coming in small ripples this year, beginning early but the full bloom taking a bit longer than usual, with some unseasonal (but very […]

Mar 152009
The Proliferation: A Spring Walk in Pictures

The days have been fairly cool, and we’ve been blessed with gentle showers of both rain and snow recently. Despite the colder temperatures (and the fact that the mountaintops directly above us are still white capped), the plants have still been proliferating like there’s no tomorrow. It’s that time of year where soon I’ll barely […]

Mar 012009
Going Green: Spring Arrives in the Canyon

It seems I’m going to live after all. The cold was one of those persistant, clinging, nasty kind of ones. I think I drank about a thousand different teas this time around. Strangely (or not) enough, what helped the most was my hunch I should go gather some baby Nettle greens barehanded. The experience was, […]

Feb 212009
In Honor of Michael Moore - With Gratitude

Michael Roland Shaw Moore January 9, 1941 – February 20, 2009 Herbalist, Wildcrafter, Writer, Musician, Composer, Teacher & Much More The first real herb book I ever read was the original edition of Michael Moore’s Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. It opened up my eyes to a whole new way of approaching healing and […]

Feb 202009
Dancing on Red Dirt

 I write to the sounds of bluegrass fiddle or slide guitar seeping from the speakers while a cool spring wind blows through half open windows. The wood stove is still fired up most of the day, but it’s easy to overheat the cabin this time of year with an oversized log or even a small […]

Feb 132009
Wild Greens & New Writings

With the days growing longer and the wild greens shooting taller, the excitement of baby plants keeps us active and planning for the growing season. Despite the several inches of snow and even more rain we had this past week, it’s feeling more like spring than ever (maybe it’s the several foot deep mud down […]

Feb 072009
The Beginning of the Bloom

Spring seems to be coming early-ish this year to the Gila. We found the first Mountain Candytuft (Noccaea montana) flowers today, which are usually the first flowers of the season (although Wild Mustard and a few other plants sometimes flower throughout the winter). Last year, we found our first on February 23rd!  These are last […]