Go West(y)!

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The Herb Bus turned Black Friday Green as she circled up in the museum piazza to share some herbal healing at the High’s “Go West!” exhibit.

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Teachers from Homestead Atlanta demonstrated survival and crafting skills such as tanning, cobbling, spinning, herbal healing and orienteering —  all skills necessary for life on the frontier.  The pioneers relied heavily on plant medicine for survival during the days of western expansion.  Most families would have needed to have a basic knowledge of how to use plants to keep themselves healthy as doctors were few and far between.  For many, their doctor was in fact their wife or mother, and her apothecary would have been her kitchen using the herbs that grew around them.  The Herb Bus is honored to carry this American tradition into the 21st Century.  We spent the day crafting herbal remedies for wintertime health.  I’ve posted the recipes for some of the remedies we made on the Herbalista website for your crafting pleasure.  Give the gift of health this holiday season!

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