Meet Claire

Hi, I’m Claire… Gardening and Medicinal Plants have been ‘my thing’, my entire life. I was the child who was fascinated with the way plants looked, smelt, grew, and interacted with their environment.  I would listen with keen ears when my grandmother would tell me about the remedies she used to make, and every chance I got,…

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Wild Lettuce; A natural anxiety remedy

So im writing this as a blog post today because apparently the Instagram feed only lets me ramble so much, lol.  Too many words they say…. geez…  Its always fun wandering around a yard in Spring.  Especially if its not been manicured beyond oblivion and some of the ‘weeds’ are left to grow enough that…

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Turkey Tail mushroom

Turkey tail, otherwise known as Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, or Kawaratake in China.  It is one of the most commonly found bracket mushrooms in the world, and can usually be seen growing as a parasitic fungus in tiers on dead stumps or old trees.  You can find this mushroom growing in most parts of the…

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Pine Resin; How to render it for remedies

You might have seen some photos of pine resin that I posted a while back. I was on the hunt for some wild-grown resin to harvest and add to a few of the things I was making. Pine resin is one of my favourite thing to work with- not only for its amazingly uplifting fragrance,…

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