Tinctures extract and amplify herbal constituents and their actions, so even a single drop was enough to set off cascades of sensory experience from the moment the tincture touched the skin. This was a solid reminder of how much respect, consideration, practice, and specificity is called upon in working with herbal medicine.
Author Archives: Leah Stern
by Marina Vernovsky Herbalism and Medicine Making, a six-weekend course offered by Santa Cruz Permaculture, brought together a group of eclectic individuals to set the tone for a new year through the exploration of plants from multitudinous perspectives including medicine-making, botany, horticulture, and examination of naturally occurring ecological relationships. Individuals – some who had come from […]
More thoughts as we work to ‘reconnect’, build ‘imagination infrastructure’, and celebrate the possible…
A reflection on weekend two of the Permaculture Design Course by Gail McNulty
Our 6-month Permaculture Design Courses run twice a year. This spring/summer, we are joined by Gail McNulty, a student in one of our courses. Gail is new to permaculture and after each of the 6 course weekends, she’ll be sharing a blog post about the weekend – what she learned, what inspired her, what connections […]
What do you do after the permaculture course? How do you dig deeper and take your designs to a professional and ultra-practical level? How can become more skillful in design implementation? Permaculture Design Courses are popular worldwide for the transformative experiences they provide and the introduction to a whole way of viewing landscapes and communities […]
After six months of creating bonds with new people, transforming the way they think about ecosystems, communities, gardens, and relationships, and gathering hands-on experiences that broaden their skills and deepen their knowledge, our permaculture design students are eager to evaluate their new strengths and chart their next course. During our last weekend together we have […]
The content in this post was written by PINA & Siskiyou Permaculture on the PINA website . We found it so interesting, we wanted to share! It is reprinted with their permission. Fire Ecology Restoration Project PINA has received a $75,000 grant to research improved methods of wildfire risk mitigation in relation to forest health. […]
On January 11th, the Santa Cruz Permaculture Food Forests class met for our third weekend to learn all about winter pruning and fruit tree propagation.