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Turmeric – A Girl’s Best Friend

* Scroll down for recipes! * The bright yellow/orange rhizome of the turmeric plant is highly anti-inflammatory, treats digestive issues & is a wonderful adjunct for cancer care.  Dr. Jody Noe, a highly respected Naturopath & educator recently introduced a group of Orlando herbalists to the joys & benefits of turmeric during her class on […]

Florida Wildflowers – Longleaf Pine Preserve

One of the gems of Volusia County, Florida is Longleaf Pine Preserve.  Here’s what you may experience during a short portion of the red trail. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge: Feel free to link & share, but remember to give credit. Wild & Bright Blessings! Kim

Fun at Florida Herbal Conference!

Last weekend I had an amazing time at the 3rd annual Florida Herbal Conference coordinated by my dear friends Emily Ruff, Patty Coulton & Lesley Green. I was thrilled when David Winston spoke of truly becoming integrative by developing cooperative relationships between the healers of all disciplines. He spoke of our history & the dangers of competitiveness between alternative […]

Plant Walk in Cassadega, Florida

This morning was almost perfect for a plant walk, a little moist still here in Florida, but the temperature is dropping to the Tolerable zone. We walked around Colby Alderman Park in Cassadega searching for edible & medicinal plant examples.  Our venture was quite productive!  We started by visiting the Eastern Red Cedar trees (aka […]

Medicine Making

My medicine making career began at 13 when Dad secured for me a position in a local pharmacy. Within weeks, I was measuring & mixing & working with the pharmacist creating custom-compounded prescription formulas. I doubt this practice was legal, but it was fulfilling working on special creations for clients we knew personally. Today, my […]

Classes, Workshops & Events for Summer & Fall 2013

  Herbal community is growing in DeLand!  I’m excited to offer educational events throughout Central Florida, but especially in my home town.  For upcoming Events this Summer & Fall click through the links below or head to the Events page. Herbal Medicine Making Workshop in August at Faeryland Sanctuary Gardens, DeLand Reiki II in August at the Florida […]

The Problem with Memes & Social Media

The internet has opened sources of education & knowledge for many.  Memes have helped spread the desire to gain knowledge by providing tiny bits of information in a graphic & friendly format. Unfortunately, most are poorly researched. And, of course, because of the brevity lack depth for the novice. Following the advice of herbal memes, social […]