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Ah, how nice it is to get home from a long day of work, kick your shoes off, and take a deep breath of clean air… or is it? Your air is likely guilty of having at least a few (if not all) of these volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which, according to the EPA, are up to 10 times higher in concentration indoors than outdoor

Purify Your Home with Plants!

We consider ourselves, and you, dear reader, to be pretty well-read in the healing powers of plants – wearing them, eating them, drinking them… but do you know how beneficial...
Geomancy: if we listen, nature speaks to us

Geomancy: if we listen, nature speaks to us

A few weeks back, we featured Marguerite on our podcast, an East Coast turned West Coast plant aficionado who has been an urban farmer, school garden teacher and Alba Botanical...
Gentian: Keeping the Faith

Gentian: Keeping the Faith

The new moon in Taurus on May 15, 2018 at 11:48a.m. UTC is a powerful time to connect to faith. Faith in our individual and collective abilities to change how...
Thyme for Strength and Courage

Thyme for Strength and Courage

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a well-known and beloved kitchen herb with a myriad of uses. It has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb that supports the immune,...
Plants can see, hear, smell, and- respond!

Plants can see, hear, smell, and- respond!

"We are more plant-like than we would like to think... For example, despite lacking eyes, plants such as Arabidopsis possess at least 11 types of photoreceptor, compared to our measly four. This...