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    An Interview with Erin Smith, WishGarden Education & Sustainability Manager

An Interview with Erin Smith, WishGarden Education & Sustainability Manager

By |May 10th, 2017|

Hi Erin, can you tell us a little about your background and how you became interested in herbs?
I’ve been studying herbs since I was fifteen. I don’t really remember the exact moment they called to me, other than that I was an avid reader and remember quite a few of my favorite books at […]

The Benefits of Hops

By |April 30th, 2017|

Hops will conjure up an age-old image of beer making for even the staunchest teetotaler. Luckily for those who shy away from the foaming mug of brew, hops can be enjoyed as a tea or tincture. Taxonomic nomenclature places hops (Humulus lupulus) in the Cannabaceae family.
The famous herbalist and abbess, Hildegaard von Bingen, wrote […]

Green Spring Recipes

By |April 18th, 2017|

Green spring tonics are a time-honored tradition to encourage gentle liver and gall bladder renewal. Leafy greens, both wild and cultivated, are some of the most nutrient dense vegetables of all, and we’ll discuss their nutrition as well as many other health benefits.

This is a time when we transition from winter hibernation to summer […]

A Sweet Spice Mix For Spring

By |March 26th, 2017|

As the early days of spring continue to be brisk and cold, you may want to try and bring some additional zing into your diet through warming spices. There’s a particular spice blend that is not only perfect for this time of year, but is a great fit for any sweet dish. I recommend […]

Healthy, Vibrant Skin — Naturally!

By |March 9th, 2017|

If you’re obsessed with oils and balms—and frankly, if you’re not, you need to get on that—your skin may still be showing the telltale signs of a missing element in your daily beauty regimen. Face it, even with all those gorgeous oil-based products, your skin could be dry, flaky, congested, lackluster, or needing that […]

An Interview With WishGarden Ambassador Steven Brouillette

By |February 24th, 2017|

Hi Steven, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a 1997 graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. A few years after graduation, I moved to Northern New Mexico, where I worked for a few stores: Herbs Etc., Wild Oats, and Pharmaca. I briefly taught botany and Native American Plant […]