Of Bluebells and Cornflowers

This morning, comes to my mind, a very Olde Family story.

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In the Mountains, such as my Family lived, and later, where I with my pack of dogs and my Beloved lived, there was a beautiful little glade filled with wildflowers. These wildflowers would jump out at me, wild yellow pea flowers, stunning lavender blue cornflowers, and the bluest of bluebells alongside shamrocks with blue flowers. So many shades and colors of blue, the wild peas interspersed were like the rays of sunshine streaming through the blue petals dancing in a protected mountain breeze.

This little glade was unseen against the courser of eyes….such as eyes who would be looking for grander examples of beauty or riches. Eyes that see what they want to see. Eyes looking for some glory to spend elsewhere, not seeing that God provided for free, a wealth of great measure. These eyes see no wealth in the field. No Spirit in the field.

For a short time, under early summer moonlight, the white bluebells and harebells would come up. Their Divine Purpose to drink in the moonbeams to radiate outwards in the day, in an unmeasured amount, with unmeasured love. The Organic Moonshine during the night helped oversee the development of the seeds, which would drop to the ground and be next year’s baby plants.

And in this dance, the pollinators swing their hips, their waists and their legs, in the Holy Work of pollination. This dance so intimate, so bare petaled, with tiny toe points and petal steps.

And the Divine Love was there, all set up, planted and dancing, and the only cost was to go look, and inhale with awe. This story, of Mountain Wildflowers, is the story of deepest love. But one has to sometimes focus the eyes from courser to finer lens to truly see. Where love is repeatedly evasive, remember it may be the eyes, for love is just there, sitting in the glade, in the sunshine, moonshine, winds and Flying Being toe tips. It is there on the inhale and the exhale, and the meanderings of the larger soul in which we all live in.

This is an Olde Family story from tradition, back in the time when stories were still told around the kitchen fire, and bread was made with love…

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson CH

All Rights Reserved.

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Sunning in the Heart Beat Sunshine of Meadow Soul!

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Netted!!!

It’s been awhile, and far too long between musings, but living in such a seasonal way between sun-dances, my heart and soul have been taken up with the seasonal tasks of a wild forager and healing companion to many.

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For there are seasons to everything, of rest and work and this is definitely a season for work!

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The Mason Bee Trinity Love!

Lots of hiking, walking, rolling in soil, knees deep in mud looking for treasures, hearing the wind whistle through the new growth of tree buds. Many wildflowers have been out, and significant meetings with many beautiful pollinators. Mason Bees joined our family this year as well, and the familiar daily ritual of harvesting Dandelion Leaves from our yard for our Family has definitely been a delight of the season!

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Ben Love with Mango Love!

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I keep posting this photo out of joy!

Some of the beautiful experiences of recent times with Botanical Students have been to be very close to a family of Deer for quite some time, watching several Bald Eagles this spring, identifying the differences between Coyote scat, Deer, Raccoon, Elk, Bear and Mice droppings, taking pictures of Salamanders and Newts (and their cute little bottoms), listening to songs of Meadow Larks, watching the flights of Red Tail Hawks, and coming home at night to a Parrot in our own house, that via my son Ben in February, officially joined our Family.

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Biscuitroot LOVIE!

Bright Sunshine and Winds blew us over to a Student’s Botanical Haven she is restoring in the Columbia River Gorge, and drippy days in coastal forests ‘shrooming, both gaining and losing personal items spiritually as well as physically, and watching a herd of Elk and communing with a very singular orange beaked Shore Bird that grabbed at our hearts in an amazing way!

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Eyes Wide Open, Heart A Flutter!

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This Guy Was A FLIRT!

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This photo posted purely out of jealousy from the Shore Bird photo! WARNING: No matter what she would have you think, this is NOT a Shore Bird!

We also smooched with a Turkey Vulture, and made love with Hummingbirds, and buried noses in the scents of many types wild carrot family members. We ate joyful foods in meadows singing love, and sighted Horton the Elephant’s prized plant that he cared for so much!

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Horton and Herbal Students Hear a WHO!

Smelling Pine and Nettle Feet, our Hearts spread deeper in a day of Elder Love, and we sat and worked with certain Live Love Medicines.

My Sons have found the brilliant sun of loves outside of themselves and inside, and we feasted on the freedom of free ranging Spirits in the Soul of the Divine World so large!

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LOVE!!!

Drinking the droplets of water through ancient mosses, we give praise to Holy Water so free and abundant. The dew of flowers, the wet sticking stamens of the spring, the water dribbling in crevices, the dew of the Emerging Spring Heart!

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Holy Water!!!

Abundant Eggs!

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A Pastured Egg A Day, Keeps the Health Marketing System Away! 🙂

A plentiful pantry!

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Not much space, but a lot of simple abundance! 🙂

Wild and Purple!

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Up To The Sky!

Distant Horizons!

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Tranquility!

Hearts FULL of Joy, Heartfull Joy, Heart Joyfull, Joyfull Hearts!

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Processing Herbs with Love, Prayer and Devotion!

Forest Love!

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Long Ago, Someone Planted Love!

Tasty Findings!

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Treasure!

The Pantry under the Floor.

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Finding nourishment with a little picking!

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All Rights Reserved.

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Botanical Love Hike this Saturday!!!

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Fuzzy Forest Love!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies next Botanical Love Hike in a darling forest is scheduled for this Saturday, April 18th 2015! Cost is $40. To register, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. Please dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch, snacks, water and an open heart! We’ll meet at 9 AM, and carpool/and follow each other down to our hiking spot, and plan to wrap up at the cars around 1 PM‘ish. We will share stories and love from and with the plants, and open our eyes to the dazzling love in Creation.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Winterweed Love! Winterweed Seed!

Winterweed Love! Stellaria media…also known as Chickweed is nowadays considered a pesky garden weed. Where did this idea come from? Is there any possibility that this new, culturally ingrained idea worked its way into the modern lawn-scape so as to be sold products to fight with it? If you have Winterweed Love or Starlady Splendor…don’t fight with her! Make peace with her, feed yourself for free and glow with the vitamins and minerals she provides! I know I have written and spoken much about Stellaria media, but looking out on this frosty day to a pot outside with fresh greens that mysteriously appeared, I couldn’t help it!Angel Sightings! 001

Winterweed is one of Stellaria media’s common names…because she often appears here and there in winter. In fact…she appears all over the place…from Alaska down to Mexico! She has…what appears as ten white petals…which are actually five petals that are deeply lobed. Her pointy…oval leaves grow in opposite pairs along her stem. A significant identification can be made when one examines her stem closely…there will only be one row of hairs growing along one side. As we remember…that individual plants sometimes have slightly different characteristics…we won’t be surprised when we see a stem that has a secondary hairly line that is much smaller opposite. This may or may not be there…but both are Winterweed. There is another plant called Mouse-ear Chickweed or Fuzzy Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum spp. vulgare) which is fuzzy all over!

Winterweed is one of the seven spring herbs that is used in the Festival of the Seven Herbs in Japan on January 7th…a celebration for the coming spring by eating the few greens that are starting to peak through..combined with rice. This celebration helps to bring health and longevity into the spring season and the year ahead…and it is little wonder! Winterweed helps the kidneys with its diuretic actions and paves the way for better digestion with its slightly laxative qualities. Full of vitamins and minerals, including trace selenium, it is a preferable choice to any bottle of vitamins! To prepare a nourishing infusion…steep one ounce of dried herb to a quart of water for four hour hours or overnight. Strain and drink in the morning.

Winterweed makes a great poultice for rashes and skin complaints as well as rheumatic pains. Helps to bring mother’s milk in and to increase its richness. The whole plant, including the precious seed, is a favorite of chickens and has the added benefit of making chicken eggs most nutritious as well as helping to eliminate egg binding problems in layers if access is regularly included in a free range chicken’s diet. Even the old wives say that chickweed is good for reducing weight, and modern science shows us that she contains fat dissolving saponins. She makes wonderful skin healing ointments, salves and lip balms.

Winterweed especially loves to grow in damp, well drained areas, and especially overturned garden soil/pots and fields. She is numerous, plentiful and free. Her leaves makes great nutritive vinegars, which eaten raw in a salad or tossed at the end of a stir-fry or soup, gently cooked in rice or taken by the teaspoon before a heavy meal is a boon to digestion. She has a pleasing and green flavor, and in this herbalist’s opinion, tastier than many cultivated greens! Did I say that she is free? Giving only to those who find her free spirit and let her thrive when garden plots and pots aren’t in use. She pops in and out with the seasons…here…over there…now here…so let her move where she will…garden when its time…let her live…eat her when its time…and you will have a cycle and circle of Winterweed Love that nourishes and tonifies with Love!

(c) 2011-2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Botanical Hikes of Love!

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The forms of Love! 🙂

 

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Open!!! 🙂

The Forest Beckons us to love every inch of Her! On Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th, join us for Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Botanical Hikes of Love in an old growth forest! We’ll meet together at 9AM and caravan to the forest, and immerse ourselves in the endings of winter and the beginnings of spring. Please dress for the weather, bring water, snack and lunch. We’ll be back in our cars by 1PM’ish. Cost is $40, please email lemonlotus@gmail.com to register!

 

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Fluffy Love!

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All Rights Reserved.

 

A Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner Workshop

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Paprika!

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Szerelem fűszerek! Love Spices!

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Home raised eggs! 🙂

I love that I can share one of my all time, favorite dishes from childhood. My Grandmother would put me in charge of the noodle pot, that was always my duty! Sometimes, we would make dumplings together, sometimes we made pinched dough things, other times, we rolled out handmade noodles. All of my Grandparents and relatives had pots ongoing on the stove. There was always soup, there was always broth, a bone cooking for something. When we cooked, in the summertime, we picked things as we needed from the farm garden. In winter, we picked what we needed from the carefully packed pantry. When we cooked, we would talk, and share stories, or we would sing! And always, food is made with Blessing woven in. ~Summer 

This workshop comes after much request from students! On Saturday, February 28th at 2 PM, join us for a Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner, made from scratch. We will make my Grandmother Gizella’s Stuffed Peppers with all the traditional side dishes. If you’re not gluten-free, you will not notice the difference in taste or texture, so if you’re interested in learning to cook this fabulous dish, do not let those words deter you! We will come together and cook, then we will eat together, and you will go home with my families much cherished recipe, to bring a blessing to the people you cook for and love. The cost for this workshop dinner is $50, it is hands on, and includes all the ingredients for your dinner, organic and humanely sourced. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

When: Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Where: Vancouver, WA

Time: 2:00 PM

Cost: $50.00

What to Bring: Your Loving Hands!

To Register, email lemonlotus@gmail.com

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All Rights Reserved.

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Herbal Workshop this Tuesday, February 17th!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnotanical Studies

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Workshop, Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Come and learn some old-fashioned and time proven methods for strengthening your beautiful body against viral villains by shopping in your cupboard and making your own villain stoppers! If you do succumb to a group of viral villains, learn to shorten your illness, make the bad villains good friends in an effort to strengthen the bodacious immune system! Together, we will get our hands messy with folklore, put together pantry pickles; listen to stories about emerging from immune suppression and planting the seeds of nurtured health. We will make strong and strange potions that are effective supporters of our unique lives. Learn the difference between innate and acquired immunity and how to stave off secondary infections. Learn to treat yourself to your own body wisdom and body cures!

This class is messy and is potluck; please bring a dish to share, your own mug, fork, spoon, plate and napkin. Be prepared to smell interesting smells, taste interesting tastes, and enjoy stories while we craft ourselves into wholeness and wellness!

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When: 1:00-3:30′ish PM

Where: Vancouver, WA

Cost: Pre-registration is necessary. $40.00

Supplies to Bring: Dish to share, Mug, Fork, Spoon, Plate and Napkin, Pen and Paper

Register with Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH@ lemonlotus@gmail.com

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

February Azure Order, Workshop and Botanical Field Hike Announcements,Herbal Apprenticeships, Duck and Chicken Eggs, Share Shelter Donation, Wild Mushrooms and Wild Teas!!!

Happy Valentines Month Azure and Student Folks!
 
Our next Azure order cut-off is THIS Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 4 PM with pickup the following Wednesday, February 11th, from between 2-6 PM. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Duck and Chicken Eggs! From the Urban Snail Farm and Benjamin’s Organic Egg Shoppe. Preorder now!  $6 a dozen, $3 a half dozen. 
Botanical Hikes and Workshop Announcements! There are two upcoming “Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu” Herbal Workshops scheduled. One is this coming Tuesday, February 10th at 1 PM at a Friend’s Woodland Farm, and the second workshop is on Tuesday, February 17th, 1-3:30’ish PM in Vancouver. The cost for the class is $40. Please emaillemonlotus@gmail.com to register.
 
This workshop comes after much request from students! On Saturday, February 28th at 2 PM, join us for a Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner, made from scratch. We will make myGrandmother Gizella’s Stuffed Peppers with all the traditional side dishes. If you’re not gluten-free, you will not notice the difference in taste or texture, so if you’re interested in learning to cook this fabulous dish, do not let those words deter you! We will come together and cook, then we will eat together, and you will go home with my families much cherished recipe, to bring a blessing to the people you cook for and love. The cost for this workshop dinner is $50, it is hands on, and includes all the ingredients for your dinner, organic and humanely sourced.
 
On Sunday, March 1st, join us for a Red Cedar Love Botanical Hike! We’ll meet together at 9AM and caravan to a local spot, and immerse ourselves in the endings of winter and the beginnings of spring. Please dress for the weather, bring water, snack and lunch. Cost is $40, please email lemonlotus@gmail.com to register!
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Picture above, beautiful hand-pressed flower art from Garden Delights sitting on top of Hungarian hand embroidery.

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Herbal and Wild Foods Apprenticeships interviews are happening NOW for the 2015 year! These 9 and 10 month programs cover wild foods foraging, ecosystem stewardship, survival skills, mushroom foraging, making herbal medicines, with programs moving into deeper levels of healing processes, working with various conditions, prevention, mid-wifery herbs and death-wifery herbs. Working within a very old folk tradition of my family, coupled with observation and science, we learn to weave our own healing tapestries, expanding them with our work with others. Learning and having hands on experiences along side me, a practicing Community Herbalist, we have experiences together with the healing processes and transitions of life. To be added to the Apprenticeship email list and/or to set up an interview, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. If you feel inspired, please share with your families and communities. 

Share Shelter Donation!!!
THANK YOU all who donated to Share Shelter AGAIN!!! Let’s go for a new donation round!!! We’ve been keeping this shelter love going for a few years, let’s light some more fires and clean our homes! Ordering an extra can of decent food for the Shelter is an idea that Erin H. came up with a little while ago. Other things we can collect are gently used items for kitchen, clothes, backpacks, hotel samples of hygiene supplies, books and magazines!
 
Garden Delights Bulk Organically Grown Herbs! Supporting local Herbalists and local Herbal Farms helps to keep money in our communities, provide fresher and stronger herbs than commercially available, and helps to keep local and bio-regional Herbalism alive! Here we have some amazing bulk herbs from Garden Delights, a farm that I highly recommend for ethics and care in the arts of growing and processing. Prices range from $.50 to $2.00. Choose from: Parsley, Chives, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Sage, Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Plantain, Peppermint and Thyme.
 
Serendipity Plant Lore’s Tea Listing! 
These teas and herbs are highly medicinal, and are extras from my own organic garden and wild forages. All ethically harvested, the exceptions to the herbs that I’ve grown or foraged myself are those like Cinnamon, All Spice, and Red, Black and Green, and Olive Tea Leaves. These are ethically obtained from other Herbalists who have the same great care and ethic. These Tea Herb extras help to support the consultation work for those those in need of receiving free services. I thank you for your support, and hope, in return, you are tantalized with amazing Earth Medicine for your own health care and lovely, compost-able gifts! Some NEW offerings too! Limited Quantities. 🙂

Serendipity Plant Lore has beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically wild-crafted herbal teas for $7 a box/sack. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have “lived” with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need.Choose from:

~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
~Arabian Summer Tea (a tea to remind you of the smells of an Arabian Love Garden, with plants that touch our center, build up the immune system, and sweep away what needs to be swept away.)
~Shepherd’s Tea! When you want to corral those irksome viral beings and nondescript inflammatory triggers, what you need is a Shepherd to round ‘em up and over the bluff!
~Olive Leaf Tea, an anti-viral, anti-oxidant tea to ward off the minions of Mordor!
~Delicious Radheish Chai!
~Spicy Radheish Chai (inspired by my great friend, Radhe G.)
~Mother’s Milk Tea…to help Mother nourishes Baby Ones.
~Chamomile
~Comfrey Leaf
~Dandelion Leaf
~Elder Flowers
~Motherwort
~Pineapple Sage
~Garden Sage
~Rosehips
~Rue (only to practitioners)
~Shitake Mushrooms
~Chanterelle Mushrooms
~Lobster Mushrooms (seasonal offering)
~More offerings, please inquire and I will check the Apothecary.
(c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH
 
Gulyás Blessings! 
Summer L. Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH
Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies​


November Azure Order, Fermentation Workshop, Teas and Herbal Apprenticeships, Share Shelter Donation, Wild Mushrooms and Wild Teas!!!

Hello Folks!
 
Our next ordering cut-off for Azure is THIS Friday, November 7th at 4 PM with pickup this coming Wednesday, November 12th between 2-6 PM.
We will have duck eggs available! Pre-order now, extras will be on a first come, first serve basis after pre-orders. Benjamin’s Organic Egg Shoppe may have some eggs for sale too!
Workshop Announcement! 7th Annual Ol’ Fashioned Preserving the Autumn Harvest Workshops are coming up! A favorite workshop, this is a fun, hands on workshop devoted to the understanding of traditional food storage techniques that use the basic gifts of earth, air, water and salt to put up food in a creative and individual way, to best enhance the flavor, nutrition, over-all health and pure excitement of fresh, local whole food and garden harvests. This class is poetry in motion and participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, questions and recipes, every class is unique!

We’ll cover techniques for Lacto-Fermentation, Pickling, Oiling, Wet and Dry Salting, Summer’s Hungarian Salt Preserves, Drying, Cold Cellar Storage and more low energy techniques and recipes!

This class is also potluck, so please bring a dish to share, your own plate, mug, fork, spoon and napkin. Cost: $40, Pre-registration only to guarantee a spot!

What to Bring: A dish and or snack to share, pen and paper, eating utensils, questions, and a heart ready to have fun!

Saturday, November 22nd, from 2-4 PM’ish. To register, send an email tolemonlotus@gmail.com

 

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Herbal and Wild Foods Apprenticeships interviews are happening NOW for the 2015 year! These 9 and 10 month programs cover wild foods foraging, ecosystem stewardship, survival skills, mushroom foraging, making herbal medicines, with programs moving into deeper levels of healing processes, working with various conditions, prevention, mid-wifery herbs and death-wifery herbs. Working within a very old folk tradition of my family, coupled with observation and science, we learn to weave our own healing tapestries, expanding them with our work with others. Learning and having hands on experiences along side me, a practicing Community Herbalist, we have experiences together with the healing processes and transitions of life. To be added to the Apprenticeship email list and/or to set up an interview, send an email tolemonlotus@gmail.com. If you feel inspired, please share with your families and communities. Thank you! 🙂


 
Share Shelter Donation!!!
THANK YOU all who donated to Share Shelter AGAIN!!! Let’s go for a new donation round!!! We’ve been keeping this shelter love going for a few years, let’s light some more fires and clean our homes! Ordering an extra can of decent food for the Shelter is an idea that Erin H. came up with a little while ago. Here’s a picture below of some of what was collected and donated to the Orchard’s Share Shelter! Other things we can collect are gently used items for kitchen, clothes, backpacks, hotel samples of hygiene supplies, books and magazines!
 
Garden Delights Bulk Organically Grown Herbs! Supporting local Herbalists and local Herbal Farms helps to keep money in our communities, provide fresher and stronger herbs than commercially available, and helps to keep local and bio-regional Herbalism alive! Here we have some amazing bulk herbs from Garden Delights, a farm that I highly recommend for ethics and care in the arts of growing and processing. Prices range from $.50 to $2.00. Choose from: Parsley, Chives, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Sage, Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Plantain, Peppermint and Thyme.
 
Serendipity Plant Lore’s Tea Listing! 
These teas and herbs are highly medicinal, and are extras from my own organic garden and wild forages. All ethically harvested, the exceptions to the herbs that I’ve grown or foraged myself are those like Cinnamon, All Spice, and Red, Black and Green, and Olive Tea Leaves. These are ethically obtained from other Herbalists who have the same great care and ethic. These Tea Herb extras help to support the consultation work for those those in need of receiving free services. I thank you for your support, and hope, in return, you are tantalized with amazing Earth Medicine for your own health care and lovely, compost-able gifts! Some NEW offerings too! Limited Quantities. 🙂
Serendipity Plant Lore has beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically wild-crafted herbal teas for $7 a box/sack. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have “lived” with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need.Choose from:
~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
~Arabian Summer Tea (a tea to remind you of the smells of an Arabian Love Garden, with plants that touch our center, build up the immune system, and sweep away what needs to be swept away.)
~Shepherd’s Tea! When you want to corral those irksome viral beings and nondescript inflammatory triggers, what you need is a Shepherd to round ‘em up and over the bluff!
~Olive Leaf Tea, an anti-viral, anti-oxidant tea to ward off the minions of Mordor!
~Delicious Radheish Chai!
~Spicy Radheish Chai (inspired by my great friend, Radhe G.)
~Mother’s Milk Tea…to help Mother nourishes Baby Ones.
~Chamomile
~Comfrey Leaf
~Dandelion Leaf
~Elder Flowers
~Motherwort
~Pineapple Sage
~Garden Sage
~Rosehips
~Rue (only to practitioners)
~Shitake Mushrooms
~Chanterelle Mushrooms
~Lobster Mushrooms (seasonal offering)
~More offerings, please inquire and I will check the Apothecary.
(c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Summer L. Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH
 
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Serendipity Plant Lore School will be at the F.A.R.M. Stocking Up Event this coming Saturday!

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Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies is going to be at the F.A.R.M. stocking up event for its third season! I’ll have a table there with wild foraged and organic garden herbs and hand-made herbal teas from Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies, Wild Mushrooms, and other cute little herb tidbits!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pre-order to guarantee the filling of your order (instructions below), but I will bring extra wild foraged mushrooms, and possibly other berries and teas to the event. Pre-order is October 1st, but I will bring any extras I have too! I have enjoyed being part of this gathering, I love each and every Farmer at the event, hold dearly in my heart the organizers of this group, and highly encourage folks to come grab some local seasonal goodies to stock up for winter from great, sustain-ably minded and organic farmers and producers! This is also a good time, if you have a few questions, to bring them to the event, especially about herbs, healing, pickling, farming and other food subjects/discussions.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don’t always get a chance to respond to every email, but this is a perfect place to grab my ear for a 5 minute free consultation gab! I’ll also be doing some Herbal Medicine Talks, Traditional Food Preservation Demos and more as time permits. So come on out, would love to see you!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

~Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH
Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies
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>>>F.A.R.M. is hosting our second “Stocking Up” event here in SW Washington on October 11th, 1-4pm! Mark your calendars!

What sets this market apart from a farmers’ market or other direct marketing option is the fact it’s an annual event and customers are encouraged to purchase the quantity they would need for a year. They can purchase bulk quantities of staples directly from farmers.

We have very pickily selected farmers that we know and trust, and value agriculture techniques from, to keep this event a wholesome, healthy, and exciting time — keeping the offerings as near as our food shed as possibly possible.

We have several awesome sessions going on, as well as a petting zoo, hay maize, face painting, wagon rides and lots more! Bring the whole family!

Maybe we’ll get lucky and have an impromtu singer songwriter show up like in 2012, or a band like last year!

Pre-orders are encouraged (and necessary for many items). We will be sending out a detailed list of offerings on October 1st, with orders due by October 8th. To receive this list, email getfreshwithfarms@gmail.com and express interest in participating!

See you there!<<<

(c) 2014, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

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