You are cordially invited to my annual open house this Friday evening! Come enjoy some mulled wine or tea and chat about herbs. I'll also have my handmade herbal products available for sale, including comfrey salve, rose empress elixir, elderberry syrup, herbal oils, root chai, tea blends, pressed botanical art specimens, and more!...
Steph's home in Davis Square, Somerville
Friday, December 11th
drop in from 6:30 - 8:00pm
My friend Shari Apotheker of Apotheker's Kitchen will also be joining us with their delightful array of cocoa mixes! These are so, so good and make amazing gifts.
Chocolate and herbs - what could be better?!
Hope to see you! Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the private address.
This weekend I'm running an event near and dear to my heart, Herbstalk's Wintergreen Herbal Market. We are bringing together over 30 herbal and botanical-related vendors from across New England to kick off the holiday season and to celebrate "Shop Local Saturday."
If you love plants, herbs, natural products, handmade items, good food and lovely people, this is the place to be!
We'll also be hosting a handful of free educational herbal demos. Learn how to: make your own cocktail bitters, use plant-based dyes, choose herbs for times of stress, use essential oils, and make traditional herbal recipes for the winter months.
Here are the details...
The Wintergreen Herbal Market
Saturday, November 28th from 11am to 5pm
The Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Learn more here
I'll have several of my handmade products for sale, including the ever-popular root chai tea, comfrey salve, and rose empress elixir! Look for me at the Herbstalk table!
I hope you can join us for this wonderful, herb-filled event!
Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of being a part of a women's retreat on the beautiful isle of Nantucket. My dearest friend and yoga teacher, Jenn Falk, and I co-led this Summer Solstice retreat for an amazing group women, many of whom were meeting one another for the first time. For me it was a true honor to be a part of this circle, to teach about the herbs, and to hold the space for the women. It's a simple idea, the act of going on retreat, of getting away from the normal routine, but it can be so profoundly shifting. Time to slow down, time to play, time to reflect, time to connect to nature can be deeply healing for the modern spirit....
We were graced to have beautiful weather the whole trip, and our daily yoga practice led by Jenn had long views towards the sea, with plenty of beach roses to surround us. Indeed, we were so inspired by the gorgeous roses that they became a metaphor for our time together. We even made a flower essence out of the rose, calling upon it's ability to be open to love and to nurture self-love. There was an abundance of other lovely plants in the vicinity, which graciously lended themselves to our herb classes and wild flower bouquets.
It was such a beautiful weekend and it reminded me of the power that resides when women gather together in a spirit of openness. I thank all of the women who came to be fully present, to share of themselves, and to remind one another of our magic! I especially send my thanks to Jenn for envisioning it all and inviting me to take part in creating this retreat so many months ago. We are looking forward to many more collaborative events together, in order to weave together the practices of yoga and herbalism, and creating a space that allows for both connection and reflection.