Is this true?

Winter is officially over today. A season that will indelibly mark my timeline. A season that I won’t soon forget. One of auspicious beginnings (Asplundh) and devastating endings (barn fire). And all the while, glowing eyes in my peripherals. Coyote dances. Br’er Rabbit laughs. Dionysus drunkenly blurs from form to form. The Tricksters are the most […]

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Why I Hate the Color Pink

I was 6 or 7 years old when the fire started. Something ignited in the back of an El Camino or maybe it was a pick-up truck. My 7-year old mind didn’t hold on to such details. But I do remember that the fire started in the bed of this vehicle. I remember voices screaming […]

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2:10 Friday morning

This is a story I wish I never had to write. My heart aches. But my eyes are clear and I’ve accepted the lessons. I awoke unsure of the time. Noticing an orange glow from the bedroom window, I wrongly assumed dawn had come, that my alarm had failed. I was wrong. Looking out I […]

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Community Herbal Intensive 1

Early Bird Discount is extended until February 15! These are some of my favorite pictures from the four years that I have been teaching the community herbal intensives. I have been so happy to work with all these lovely people as they expand their herbal knowledge. They all brought insight and experience to classes that […]

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7 Lake Erie Mushrooms

I’ve been walking in the woods and coming across several common mushrooms. It’s not a gathering time of year, but it’s nice to know where they are if I ever need them. Several medicinal and edible mushrooms are common in NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania. Some more common than others. Chaga, once common in my […]

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St. John’s Wort Immersion

In the depths of winter, a special workshop and initiation will be held to celebrate the plant… St. John’s wort. January 12-13, 2018 Ashtabula, Ohio REGISTER HERE St. John’s wort is known for its ability to “let in the light” and as a healer of wounds. Come learn of the vast physical, emotional, mental and […]

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Herbs & Ticks

Oh, tick season. I mean, uh oh, tick season. Ticks & Herbs February 24, 2-5 PM Center for Growth 2049 West Prospect Rd (Rt 20) Ashtabula Ohio 44004 Ticks have struck fear into many, making them wary of wandering in the woods or the fields. Understanding ticks helps you avoid them and take some of […]

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Winter Farmers Market

Applications for vendors are available now! Read on to learn more… The CHEWS program will be hosting a Winter Farmer’s Market the first and third Sundays of the month November and through March. CHEWS is a collaborative project between the Conneaut Human Resources Center (CHRC) and the Trillium Center. CHEWS stands for Choosing Healthy Eating […]

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