In the Field

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!

The Herb Bus Summer Tour

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The Herb Bus

This June and July, the Herb Bus drove cross country to spend time with the plants and serve the people. We assisted in free clinics at both the Firefly and Rainbow Gatherings and also spent time in the field, botanizing and wildcrafting for medicines. The next voyage is planned for September.

Click the link below to see more photos from our trip.  Viva la Herb Bus!

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