Ginseng’s Best Kept Secret: Missing the Leaf for the Root

Ginseng’s Best Kept Secret: Missing the Leaf for the Root

November marks the tail end of ‘sang season, but relics of the harvest time remain: small town signs scrawled with ‘Will Buy Ginseng – No License Needed’ and reports of...
November 29, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Harvesting Wild Hawthorne Berries

A Day in the Life of a Wildcrafter: Hawthorne

My hawthorne berries are growing plump and ruby at the top of this 5000 foot mountain, and I am still in the bottom lowlands, a mere 3000 feet or so...
September 27, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Can Plants Predict the Future?

Can Plants Predict the Future?

When my herb teacher, a fourth generation herbalist, was still a young child in the foothills of the Alabama Appalachians, she learned to use plants to predict the patterns of...
September 12, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard

Autumn Equinox – Harvest Time!

The cooling nights reminds us it’s time to get the last of our harvest in or move those sun-loving planters inside soon. Many get so excited to plant in spring,...
September 24, 2014 — Jeannie Dunn

Embracing the Darkness

by Corinna Wood The time of year stretching from Sahmain to Winter Solstice is a dark and often intense time, as the seasons of light turn to seasons of dark....
Vintage Botanical Illustration Poke Root (Phytolacca americana)

Honoring Grandmother’s Wisdom with Poke Root: How to Make Poke Oil and Salve

by Corinna Wood Growing up in the Northeast, I loved playing with the purple pokeberries, painting designs on my skin. My parents allowed this, though they made it clear that...
November 12, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs

Halloween: The Significance of this Cross-Quarterly Holiday

by Corinna Wood Some of you may know the quarterly holidays fairly well – Spring and Fall Equinox as well as Winter and Summer Solstice. If the year were charted...

Garlic!

by Anne Knoflicek The garlic harvest is in and this week at Red Moon Herbs we are making a new batch of our beloved Garlic Elixir. We get garlic from...
September 18, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs