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  • Dear Morin, Sadly I will not be able to teach this year. I will be alone at my merchant booth for part of the war, and cannot commit to teaching. My daughter is supposed to come and help me, but she has not decided exactly when she will come. I will try to attend when she comes if possible. Hope all is well with you. I have had a very rough year, my Mom is very ill (still) and we...
    Marta McCarthy Jan 16, 2014
  • ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Florida Herbal Conference < info@^$1 > Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM Subject: September News from Florida Herbal Conference To: kathykhubbard@^$2 View this email on the web here . Happy Fall! We're steadily securing details for our 2014 Florida Herbal Conference, to be held February 28...
    Marta McCarthy Sep 12, 2013
  • Ségnat, That is a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing it! Isabella On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Ségnat ingen Fháeláin < iron.age.celts@^$1 > wrote: I actually have a post about his on my much neglected SCA type blog. http://segnatssojourns.blogspot.com/2013/01/medieval-herbal-advice-for-todays.html I have four children and two dogs and we’ve always used strewing herbs to keep...
    Marta McCarthy Sep 8, 2013
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  • Your best bet is diatomaceous earth. You can purchase it at any garden store. I think either Horizon or Johnny's Seeds has it also. About $12 for 4 lbs.--stuff is like flour, but very light. Easy to spread with a flour sifter--be sure you only use it for the DE afterwards!!! It does not harm anyone but those little buggers that have exoskeletons. They cannot become immune to it as...
    Marta McCarthy Sep 4, 2013
  • Hi! I went to my local botanical garden and took a bunch of photos. I am sending them to share the greenery. They have the beginnings of an herb garden, a bit of a vegetable garden, lots o f trees, a bit of a butterfly garden. These photos were taken by me, and I am not a photographer outside the point and click of my little digital Nikon. In any event, I post this freely, and...
    Marta McCarthy May 23, 2013
  • One of my favorite books is The Herbal MedicineMakers Handbook: A Home Manual by James Greene. He takes it step by step and is a good introduction. There are many others on the market, and sometimes a used book store can give you very nice resources. I will let others give you their favorites. One thing I learned about herbalism. No one book has everything about everything. You...
    Marta McCarthy Apr 24, 2013
  • I think we all have our own recipe. What you teach others, what you learn in class and what you do for yourself. I unfortunately, burn myself all too often. Stop the cooking of the flesh is always first for me. Cool water works, but iced water really works. Stops the chemical release into the tissues and stops the damage from continuing. Much like icing a sprain. THEN apply topical...
    Marta McCarthy Apr 24, 2013
  • I was just out and about and I ran into this book: Healthy Teas by Tammy Safi. It lists for $16.95. I was rather pleased to find many herbs and different medicinal tea recipes. Isabella
    Marta McCarthy Feb 22, 2013
  • So sorry everyone!!! I meant to reply to the Botanical class coordinator and didn't realize I had not put her email instead of the group. It was not my intention to do this!! Please disregard the two emails from me! Isabella
    Marta McCarthy Jan 7, 2013
  • Here is the First Aid Handout--still using some of your notes! The herbarium is mostly a show and tell, so I don't really have a handout. I'll see if Ihave time to put one together. Mostly references at this point. Isabella
    Marta McCarthy Jan 7, 2013