12 At-Risk Plants NOT To Harvest This Year | Herbal Academy | Late spring and summer are ideal times to harvest many plants, but these 12 at-risk plants should be avoided.
  ON July 06,2018

12 At-Risk Plants NOT To Harvest This Year

Late spring and summer are ideal times for harvesting plants. This is because, by this time, most plants have developed to the point where their identifying characteristics are obvious—leaves are often fully grown, flowers have blossomed, and some plants are already forming seeds, each of which makes plant identification easier. While most in the herbal…

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How To Use Morphology To Describe Plants | Herbal Academy | Do you know that the topic of plant morphology should matter to the plant enthusiast? We're looking at various ways to see morphology in action.
  ON May 24,2018

How To Use Morphology to Describe Plants

With an awareness of the many forms that plants, flowers, and leaves come in, a hike in the woods or a stroll through a garden can transform from a blur of green to a diverse exhibit of morphology. With attention to morphology, along with an understanding of binomial nomenclature and the evolutionary relationships that plant…

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The Most Inconspicuous Plant You Can Forage Now! | Herbal Academy | Learn how to forage chickweed in today's article! Also, strengthen your plant identification skills of 25 herbs with our Botany & Wildcrafting Course.
  ON May 03,2018

The Most Inconspicuous Plant You Can Forage Now!

Our new Botany & Wildcrafting Course is here, and we’re so excited about this course! Not only will it provide you with an introduction to plant biology and ecology, but it will help you strengthen your plant identification skills and help you understand and practice sound wildcrafting ethics and techniques as well. In this course,…

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How To Harvest Bark From Trees and Shrubs Correctly | Herbal Academy | Ever wanted to harvest bark from trees or shrubs? In this post, we'll teach you four bark harvesting rules to follow so you can harvest bark correctly.
  ON April 19,2018

How To Harvest Bark From Trees and Shrubs Correctly

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to harvest bark from trees or shrubs, you’re not alone. Bark is commonly used in herbal preparations, but the idea of harvesting barks can be rather confusing. How exactly does one go about harvesting barks from trees or shrubs in an ethical and sustainable manner? In the article…

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How to be an Environmentally Sustainable Herbalist | Herbal Academy | Here are 4 ways you can be an environmentally sustainable herbalist by being mindful of where plants we use come from and how they are grown.
  ON February 22,2018

How to be an Environmentally Sustainable Herbalist

Herbalists often come to this enchanting practice via a connection to plants and care for the earth. Many will find that the study of plants and their benefits leads to the development of a connection on a deeper level. From this blooms a relationship that often looks beyond what plants can do for us, and…

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3 Tips For Foraging Goldenrod This Year | Herbal Academy | Are you looking for an herb to forage this fall? Goldenrod is a great choice! We have three tips to keep in mind when you are foraging goldenrod this year.
  ON September 26,2017

3 Tips For Foraging Goldenrod This Year

As we move into fall, the colors of the landscape begin to change from the brilliant reds, purples, lavenders, and pinks of summer to the deeper colors of autumn—yellows, golds, oranges, deep reds, and browns. As these seasonal changes in nature relate to our own rhythms, I was taught to eat and make herbal preparations…

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9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year | Herbal Academy | Looking for summer herbs to forage for? Here are 9 herbs to find and harvest during the warm summer months.
  ON August 09,2017

9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year

The “Dog Days” of summer are upon us in the South. The dogs and cats are lazy, the snakes are more prone to bite, the gnats, flies, and mosquitoes are more bothersome than normal, and the poison ivy is thriving. Thankfully, it isn’t all bad. These slow, hot days bring more time for family gatherings,…

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