Back in that who are you thread, a few of you asked about herbs. What to do if you are at the very, very begining. This is not a good time to be at the very begining, because things are not exactly green and growing in most of the world. That said, here is a multi-pathed begining. I suppose you could do all of these, or any of them, or most of them, or whatever appeals to you.
1. Go outside. Get yourself a Peterson’s guide to edible plants (or check to see if there are local field guides available), and start identifying plants and their actions.
2. Click on the Mountain Rose Herbs logo over there —> and order yourself some Oatstraw, Nettles, Comfrey, Clover, and Red Raspberry Leaf. Every night before bed put a big scoop of one of these in a quart jar, cover with hot water, and put a lid on it. In the morning, drink it (this is called an infusion). Pay a lot of attention to how these plants feel in your body, and soon your body will crave them when they’re needed. This is the Susan Weed approach to things, so if it appeals to you order her Healing Wise (linked, again, over there —>) to read much more about these plants.
3. As you accumulate herbs, the local things that you gather or more exotic things that you read about and order from afar, keep track of them and keep in touch with them by having a cup of tea every night. After dinner ask yourself, “how do I feel? Am I out of balance? What do I need?” Then drink a cup of tea made with that nights herb(s) of choice.
4. Play Wildcraft! Seriously, this is the best board game I’ve ever played. It’s fun even for grown ups! On that note, the creators of Wildcraft offer several home learning kits that get rave reviews. You can order Wildcraft, sign up for the free newsletter, and check out the learning kits by clicking on the banner below.