Kawakawa + Ginger Tea

Kawakawa has a special place in my heart – it was the first ‘real’ (ie not from a bag) herb tea I ever made many moons ago. Such a powerful healer – 72 medicinal uses according to Murdoch Reilly, “Maori Healing and Herbal” – and I was at the time healing up from wicked eczema. […]

How To Make Echinacea Tincture

Let me introduce Ali Sutherland – Medical Herbalist, and my lovely friend. Many of you will have met her here already at a workshop or on a weed walk. We harvested my Echinacea together recently, and today Ali’s teaching us how to turn it into a tincture and how to use it safely. This tincture […]

December in the Orchard

Summer pests are on the rise. Keep an eye out for unusual leaf shapes or colours (a stitch in time saves nine.) If the comfrey beneath your trees starts to wilt get out there with the hose quick smart! Make sure your fruit trees don’t dry out especially at this time of developing fruits. If […]

Spring Herbal Abundance

Abundant growth is here, this means abundant weeds! Yay! Its time to make use of those fresh spring greens that are so rich in vitamins, minerals and also have the ability to assist our bodies to eliminate built up toxins. Yes that’s right its time for a spring clean. So take a weed walk around […]