Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Halloween is Witch's New Year. It is traditionally seen in many cultures as the time of year to honor the endings that precede new beginnings. The Celts of Ireland and Scotland, saw this as the beginning of winter and...... read more.

  • October 31, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

People of good conscience everywhere are reeling from current events in the world that mirror the challenges in our own psyches and relationships, writ large. I love to quote Joanna Macy: "I wanted to change the world. I changed myself and the world changed." None of us could possibly heal alone, nor change the world alone, nor are we meant to. Plants are part of our community of healers, so please let them help you strengthen, nourish, and support yourself, so together we can do the same for our world and... read more.

  • September 20, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This medicinal, culinary oil can be used for dipping whole-grain bread, topping pasta, drizzling onto cheese and crackers....... read more.

  • August 27, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

The other volunteers and I put a lot of time and love into the Native and Wild Medicinal plant garden (aka Douglass Memorial Garden) the past couple of weeks and it is looking so beautiful! Come join us....... read more.

  • August 01, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Two weeks ago, I taught Healing Spices at NY Open Center. The class was made up of 20+ eager students who were ready to learn and share. I spoke about how basil is an effective anti-depressant...... read more.

  • August 01, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

There are many species of lavender, and any aromatic species can be used. I grow Lavandula angustifolia in my garden for harvesting, and usually grow a few different varieties to experiment with. Lavender is not an herb that grows wild in the northeastern United States. Lovely lavender calms the nervous system...  ... read more.

  • July 14, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Nourishing the musculoskeletal system is as important as nourishing any other. The best way to do this is with food, herbs, and exercise, although some supplements may be necessary, depending on the pearson, the history, etc. Mineral-rich infusion are vital for nourishing....... read more.

  • June 27, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Linden is not only a popular wildflower for making honey, but is a "honey" of a tree. Linden opens the emotional and spiritual heart even as it improves cardiovascular circulation. If you are willing...  ... read more.

  • June 12, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This magical weekend we'll stretch time as we learn from the plants, trees and each other. We'll engage in weed walking, meditating, and harvesting amid 450 forested acres only an hour from NY City...... read more.

  • May 26, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Plants can be used in special ways for Healing Magic, in spells and rituals, and to aid meditation. For instance, burning dried herbs or resins for their smoke and incense, drinking specific teas to help achieve distinct states of the mind, heart, body, or soul, and decorating an alter with fresh or dried plants, flowers, fruits, nuts or grains.... read more.

  • April 17, 2017