Beautiful soft pink magnolia blossoms attract hummingbirds in Avena's garden. They like to rest in the branches.
Please consider registering for this anti-racism workshop for non-BIPOC herbalists, created by our friends Amanda David and Mandana Boushee. See our bio for registration link. Repost from @rootworkherbals • We are in grief. The perpetual grief that is living under white supremacy as black and brown bodies. But we trust into our stories. Trust that we came into this world with divine instructions. That our ancestors plucked us from the star constellation with purpose. We were all birthed for a reason. We are the stories and visions of those who came before, and we are here to plant the seeds of joy and possibility for those who come next. * Western Herbalism is founded on the erasure and appropriation of BIPOC culture, traditions, and technologies, that works to solely benefit white herbalists, businesses, and schools, while perpetuating racism and violence under the guise of healing. * We are here and ready for the reckoning. The renaissance. The jubilee. * Because so many folks are requesting Woke Without the Work and because we created it in hopes of it being one small step towards this reckoning, course registration is now open again.*
Happy National Pollinator Week! Here is a yellow swallowtail butterfly enjoying nectar from dandelion flowers near Avena's gardens. 🦋 Herbalists, gardeners and plant lovers also value dandelions numerous health benefits-fresh leaves in salads, soups and infused in apple cider vinegar for nutrient dense dressings, fresh or dried root in teas, non-alcohol glycerites, tinctures and soups as a fantastic liver tonic and digestive bitter. Gently wilted flowers can be infused in organic vegetable oil for 7 days, creating a massage oil for feet or whole body for releasing tension and overly busy work patterns. Dandelion as a flower essence supports us in releasing tension and attachments to thoughts and experiences that no longer serve us. 🦋 Please encourage your neighbors and municipalities to support pollinators and people by no longer spraying herbicides and instead to enjoy dandelions alongside butterflies, bees and the ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Summer Solstice blessings from Avena’s garden where the Lady’s Mantle is in full bloom. 🌞🧡
✨Growing Resilience Sale this weekend at avenabotanicals.com - take 20% off when you stock up on our resilience-building favorites. Use discount code JUNE20 during checkout. First 100 orders will also receive a FREE Heal-All Salve (1 oz tin).✨ 🌿 **Sale valid for 1oz, 2oz, and 4 oz sizes only. May not be combined with other promotions, including Fairy Flower rewards and other discount codes; while supplies last. Sale ends 6/22/2020 at 11:59 EST. 🌿 Read our latest newsletter through the link in our bio or by visiting: https://mailchi.mp/avenabotanicals/growing-resilience-with-herbs
Gorgeous Lilac honey made by our Quality Manager, Natalie. What are some of your favorite herbs and flowers for honey infusions?
Join us at an online conference on June 12-14th called Allies for Plants & People Symposium, where we will have our own virtual booth! (Link for tickets in bio) 🌿 It’s critical that we connect our learning about herbs with a greater purpose of creating a society where people have access to healthcare and are safe in their communities. This event will help you find other people with similar interests, connect with teachers around the topics you care about, and give you 32 classes to choose from. 🌿 There are 5 tracks to choose from, and every session will be recorded for later access. 🌿 While classes will focus on specific topics like immune system support, mushrooms, or stress management, an underlying theme of the event is HOW do we bring this knowledge into action?