Early Summer

It's definitely summer.  The light is brighter and more intense.  Days are long, heat and humidity hang in the air, punctuated by heavy rain and brief respites of cool.  The flowering trees have formed fruits, whether edible or inedible to humans.  

Now we are in the thick of harvestable famous, and not so famous, plants.  Weeds and garden plants are interesting. We've still got edibles everywhere. We harvest from fields and edges of water, in the shade and in the sun, and on the edge of both. Oh! And in your own yard, of course!  

This section will focus on the the signatures to understand the uses of the plants, real cases from practice and which parts of the plants to harvest and when, with some tincture and medicinal oil preparation sprinkled in for good measure.  

Plants are moving fast everywhere you look, above and below and to either side of you.  Make sure you keep on going for walks. So much to see and touch and smell and... taste!

Early Summer

Starting to Harvest

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    Welcome!

    • Important Welcome Message (pre-requisite)

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    Class 6 - Wildcrafting - Fresh Plant Tinctures and Oil Infusions

    • Class 6 - Just because it's not pretty doesn't mean it isn't good medicine

    • Class 6 - Wildcrafting - Packing for Fresh Plant Tinctures and Infused Oils

    • Class 6 - Wildcrafting - Fresh Tinctures

    • Class 6 - Wildcrafting - Fresh Infused Oils

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    Class 6 - Wild Edibles

    • About Class 6

    • Class 6 - Daylily (Hemerocalis fulva)

    • Class 6 - Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

    • Class 6 - Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

    • Class 6 - Serviceberry or Juneberry (Amelanchier spp.)

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    Class 6 - St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    • Class 6 - St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) 1

    • Class 6 - St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) 2

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    Class 6 - Black Elderflower

    • Class 6 - Black Elderflower (Sambucus canadensis) 1

    • Class 6 - Black Elderflower (Sambucus canadensis) 2

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    Class 6 - Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)

    • Class 6 - Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) 1

    • Class 6 - Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) 2

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    Class 6 - Linden Blossom (Tilia spp.)

    • Class 6 - Linden Blossom (Tilia spp.) 1

    • Class 6 - Linden Blossom (Tilia spp.) 2

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    Class 6 - Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

    • Class 6 - Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) 1

    • Class 6 - Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) 2

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    Class 6 - And more...

    • Class 6 - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Flower Essence

    • Class 6 - Plantain (Plantago rugelii)

    • Class 6 - Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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    Class 6 - Updates and Coming up...

    • Class 6 - Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Flower - extra

    • Class 6 - Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

    • Class 6 - Updates and Coming up...

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    Class 7 - Decanting a Tincture (Motherwort)

    • About Class 7

    • Class 7 - Decanting a Tincture 1

    • Class 7 - Decanting a Tincture 2

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    Class 7 - Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) and Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)

    • Class 7 - Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) and Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) 1

    • Class 7 - Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) and Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) 2

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    Class 7 - Pleurisy Root/ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

    • Class 7 - Pleurisy Root/ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) 1

    • Class 7 - Pleurisy Root/ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) 2

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    Class 7 - Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

    • Class 7 - Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) 1

    • Class 7 - Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) 2

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    Class 7 - Sweetleaf/Beebalm/Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

    • Class 7 - Sweetleaf/Beebalm/Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) 1

    • Class 7 - Sweetleaf/Beebalm/Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) 2

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    Class 7 - And More Herbaceous Plants...

    • Class 7 - Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.)

    • Class 7 - Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

    • Class 7 - Elecampane (Inula helenium)

    • Class 7 - Fleabane (Erigeron canadensis)

    • Class 7 - Grindelia/ Gumweed/ Tar Weed (Grindelia squarrosa)

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    Class 7 - What Else is Growing

    • Class 7 - What Else is Growing (no sound)

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    BONUS - The Evolution of Motherwort

    • About - BONUS - The Evolution of Motherwort

    • Early Spring - Class 1- Motherwort and an Early Spring look-alike, Garlic Mustard

    • Spring - Class 4 - Motherwort Signatures - What are the hints in the plants that indicate how it can help?

    • Spring - Class 5 - Motherwort - More signatures and amazing stories

    • Spring - Class 5 - Motherwort - Harvesting

    • Spring - Class 5 - Motherwort - Harvesting and Tincturing

    • Spring - Class 6 - Motherwort - Amazing stories

    • Spring - Class 6 - Motherwort - More signatures... at this stage of growth

    • Early Summer - Class 7 - Motherwort gone to seed (photos)

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