Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Michigan Herb conference 2017

I attended the Michigan Herb conference last week, one of our speakers was Holly Bellebuono. Oh my gosh was she good, I highly recommend her if any herbal/natural medicine group is looking for a educated speaker.
This is her newest book she has out and it is wonderful.

I picked up a few new herbs for my  garden, some I have never had before or are hard to find at the greenhouses. Lovage, a perennial that smells and tastes similar to celery. Salad burnet, tastes similar to cucumber, wonderful in a salad. A new type of lemon eucalyptus I will try using this for dyeing fabric. Chamomile for tea.

In our "goody bag" they gave everyone a cute flower button bouquet arranged in a salt shaker.

My ancient peppers seedlings are sprouting.
Love using these egg cartons as mini green houses for seeds.

"The old people came literally to love the soil, they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mother power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
Luther Standing Bear
Oglala Sioux

"Have you ever noticed the relationship between children and the soil? Watch how happy they are touching the dirt. The children play in it and eat it. If you are stressed, go to a spot on the Earth, sit down, put your fingers in the dirt, dig in it, wash your hands in the soil. When you touch it, notice what it does to your hands. Our bodies love to touch the Earth. Sometimes we get too busy and forget these simple things. Maybe you'll even want to plant a garden or flowers. These things are mentally healthy.

I planted this dogwood years ago in honor of my friend who passed away from breast cancer. She loved dogwood.
When ever I see them blooming I think of her.

Thank you, Deb C. Love my antique coffee pot and linen table runner!

Thank you putting us up Vicky W.
We had a wonderful time.
Cute table centerpiece with fresh gerbera daisies!


Peggy said...

Lovely post, the conference sounds wonderful -- I've never heard H.B. speak but her articles in Taproot are very appealing. I love your windowsill photo (just over-wintered my first lemon eucalyptus, it looks okay) -- and the wisdom quote. I'm yearning to sink my hands into the Earth but we had 6-8" of snow the last days of April followed by a quick melt and then thunderstorms and hours of rainfall these first days of May. I cannot wait. xo

Anonymous said...

Love the daisies in the does not take much to create something so cute! So glad you can use the coffeepot, it has been in my basement for years I think. Looks like you had a good time at the conference, so looking forward to our warmer weather. See you tonite, looking forward to it....Deb C

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