Weeds at Our Feet: What Do They Mean?

Weeds at Our Feet: What Do They Mean?

Living in the Wise Woman Way In my heart, the practice of the Wise Woman Tradition is an ancestral health-affirming belief that passes down from generation to generation even in...
The Role of Invasive Herbal Preparations: Kudzu, Mimosa, Wild Rose...Plantain? Dandelion?

The Role of Invasive Herbal Preparations: Kudzu, Mimosa, Wild Rose...Plantain? Dandelion?

Within our materia medica of common 'weedy' beneficial plants native to the Appalachian mountains where we are based, you will also find a sprinkling of so-called invasive plants which are not native...

New Site, Still Made the Wise Woman Way

With the beginning of the new year in only a few short weeks, we wanted to celebrate early with the launch of our brand new website. Here at Red Moon,...
November 04, 2016 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Tags: seasons
A New Year of Nourishment: Nutritious Nourishment vs. Dirty Detox

A New Year of Nourishment: Nutritious Nourishment vs. Dirty Detox

January 1st marks Detox D-Day for many who practice the heroic or the scientific traditions of herbalism. We all know what this looks like: a holiday season full of fatty...
January 08, 2016 — Heather Wood Buzzard
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

Summer Solstice Rituals: Scratching the Itch

For many, the summer solstice is about celebrating the sun and everything that it so graciously beams upon us: fully ripe strawberries, darkening freckles, and a renewed spirit energy that...

Allergy Alert: Support in Season

We all know it’s coming – some of us may already be in the thick of it. The congestion, the bleary eyes, the runny nose, the headaches, the ugh, the stuff. Allergy...
April 29, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard

Unexpected Gifts

While walking in the forest recently with the kids, we found several of Earth’s bountiful treasures: whimsical witch hazel flower and a few lucky buckeye (Aesculus spp.) pictured here. We...
February 01, 2015 — Jeannie Dunn

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

Finding the Light This Winter

by Jackie Dobrinska Staying healthy means staying in harmony with the energy of the season. The Tiajitu – the yin/yang symbol pictured to the right – is a map for...