Week of April 22, 2014 - The Green Has Returned!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:20 PM | Anonymous
Innana is home! Persephone is back!! Get ready for summer!!

Innana came home after being killed by her sister Erishkegal and hung on a meathook for three days.

Persephone came back after being abducted into the underworld by Hades.

No matter what you call the holiday, no matter how you celebrate it, it is clear: The green has returned. The Mother is home. The daughter is here. The warmth is steady now. Get ready for summer.

Fawns. Lambs. Kids. The merry-makers are on the scene. Get ready for summer’s fun.

Dandelion. Violet. Plantain. The helpers are showing up again. Get ready for summer’s salads.

Yarrow. Motherwort. Hypericum. The great medicines are moving up from their roots. Get ready to be there when they flower.

Nettle. Wild chives. Garlic mustard. Get ready to get more “wild” into your diet this year.

Right now it’s time to make nettle soup. Time to make wild chive butter. Time to throw some garlic mustard into your salad. Get ready for summer.

Get ready. Summer starts next week. Yes, May Day, May 1 is the first day of summer, followed in six weeks by Mid-Summer’s Night, also known as Summer Solstice on June 22. Get ready for summer.

There are still spaces in this weekend’s workshops if you want to make nettle soup and wild salads with the apprentices and I before doing it on your own.

And you can begin the live-out apprenticeship any time. Our first weekend together was wonderful. Charming women and we all look forward to our adventure this year becoming greener ourselves and with you.

Herbal medicine is people’s medicine.

Green blessings.

~ Weed Walk ~
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