Category Archives: Herbalism

history and practice of herbalism,

Welcome to The Daily Herb: A Country Woman’s Journal

This is the entry page to Sara’s blog.  These pages will dally in poetry and practicality–herb as metaphor and remedy.  The thoughtful reader may find book reviews, cultural/political commentary and eclectic bric-a-brac.  The pragmatic of mind will find seasonal garden advice,  herbal knowledge, recipes … Continue reading

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On the Arts of Peace and the Devices of War

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell Over the last year, it has come to my attention that, while I have busied myself with the arts of peace, others have been secretly … Continue reading

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Naming the Plants

Even though the snowy land still sits under a leaden sky, and fir trees stand in winter garb, I know spring must be stirring.  Yesterday, I saw a cricket on my bedroom wall and an ant scouting under the kitchen table.  I even … Continue reading

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Katherine Von Bora Luther: Herbalist, Gardener, Farmer, and Patron Saint of the Reformation

Katherine Von Bora was the wife of Martin Luther. She was a prodigious gardener, a skilled herbalist and an avid farmer. Her training in herbalism, her ability to bring forth abundant harvests from the soil, and her administrative skills made … Continue reading

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