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A song of the rose…

From Prairie Star blogger, Lisa...  There will come a time in your life when you know you are in the right place, doing what you were meant to do.  A simple and beautiful plant has shown up again in my life.  Its unassuming nature, like those of many of our prairie plants, kept me from seeing it in the sea of other plants in the prairie, that phenomenon known as “plant blindness”.  Its subtle and beautiful nature is the epitome of a prairie plant.  A few feet tall, it seems quite content to exist just under the surface of the ocean of broom, porcupine grass, and bluestem.  Sturdy and compact, protectively thorny, it shows up with a five petaled flower...

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Full Circle Part 1

By Prairie Star Blogger~ Molly   This late Spring I had the wonderful blessing of attending The MidWest Women’s Herbal Conference in Almond,Wi.  The last time I spent days camping and communal living with 100’s of people was Lovefest of the Midwest, where my daughter and I bonded over our mutual Love of Nahko Bear and Medicine for the people.  I was also one of the oldest at the Lovefest lol.  This was not to be so at the MidWest Women’s Conference. Maiden, Mother and Crone were all represented.  It had been  over 20 years since I took a roadtrip of this size solo.  My partner was nervous, I was nervous. Nourishing nervines were my friend, and yet I still...

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Summer Intern 2019

Our local herbal manufacturing company is looking for a summer intern to assist our laboratory manager with the cleaning, preparing and processing of fresh plants during our busy season...

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Getting what you need...

From Prairie Star blogger, Lisa...       The word “access” seems like a common, everyday, utilitarian kind of word.   Look it up in the dictionary, and you’ll find the following definitions: To obtain, examine, retrieve A way or means of entering or approaching Opportunity or ability to use The right to obtain We prefer this very simple definition, Being able to get what you need As a student of herbalism, I often found myself searching – for information, for fresh herbs, for formulas, for recipes, for photographs, for descriptions of plants, for tools, for books.   Often the answer seemed just beyond my reach.   For me, that journey often took me beyond my comfort zone – to a place where...

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