Over the past month, I’ve started writing about something dear to me on the other website I contribute to. The articles focused on native plants, and how they have been used over time medicinally. The articles can be viewed in full here:
Wildlife Gardening Medicine. and:
Wildlife Gardening Medicine, episode II
The basic premise is that the same gorgeous, beloved native plants, or wildflowers, or plants indigenous to our region, have healing properties that were once used regularly by the First Nations people who lived here. And further, as we plant more and more of them with the motive of making inroads to neighborhood ecosystem revitalization and habitat restoration, maybe we can learn something about how to heal ourselves and each other too.