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The Journey of our Turmeric

From the fields of India to your kitchen

I recently visited the remote agricultural Indian village of Kollegala, based at the foothills of the Western Ghats. It’s a fertile farming land with a dry growing season and heavy summer rains. The community in this area makes its living primarily off of the sales of turmeric (Curcuma longa). The turmeric growers here represent the largest farming group in our innovative Fair for Life Project, and grow turmeric exclusively for Mountain Rose Herbs. Read more about the project in my recent blog post.

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Innovating Fair Trade in India

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Create Your Own Broth Mix Recipes

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Northwest Farm Stories: Growing Hops

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Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference: Sky-Island Gathering

The path of herbalism is in many ways a journey, endless and winding, each turn on the way a chance for discovery for even the most experienced traveler. For many of us, it feels not like a hobby or business so much as a calling, beckoned forward by a sense of purpose, by the possibilities of healing, by the entreaties of plants whose voices and abilities we could give a lifetime to understanding. 

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DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

This is part one of seven of series on aroma sprays. Click here to go to part two. 

I love the feeling of cool mist on my skin, especially when scented with flowers and citrus and earth. As a teenager, I collected bottles of perfume and reveled in the transformative magic that aroma inspires. Soft honeyed amber, light fruity florals, and spicy evergreen woods set the mood each morning before I adventured out into the world.

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Herb Stories: How We Protect Trillium

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Labor Day Sale - Get 30% Off Aromatherapy!

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Double Your Donation: Safeguard Salmon from Suction Dredge Mining

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The Free Herbalism Project with Guido Masé & Susan Leopold!

 

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event!

Join us for an amazing lineup of free plant talks as we welcome Vermont herbalist Guido Masé and ethnobotanist Susan Leopold, PhD of the United Plant Savers. Registration is now open for this community event featuring a full day of free herbal classes (details below), free tea, live music, a plant sale, food carts, and more. Help us support the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies in our Free Herbalism Project shop during the event! Register now and follow us on Facebook for more news and updates. We look forward to gathering with you! 

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