Lost in the Sods

By Chrissy Moore While not terribly unique in mountain locales, I always love to see Downy rattlesnake-plantain (Goodyeara pubescens) is...

Soursop and Bush Tea

By Scott Aker When the time came to eat the fruit, she asked me to come to the kitchen counter...

African American Plant Medicines of the South Carolina Sea Islands

By Faith Mitchell, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: Dr. Mitchell’s original blog post was featured in April, 2020, in anticipation of The...

Herbal Superhero: A Tribute to Steven Foster

Photographer, Author, Mentor, Friend By Chrissy Moore “A self-taught botanist, and without any higher education, Steven knew as much or...

Tasty Tidbits: Celebrate with Tradition and Superstition

By Bonnie Porterfield The tradition of eating Hoppin’ John began on January 1, 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation went into...

Ring Ye Solstice Bells: Reflections on the Longest Night of the Year

By Beth Schreibman-Gehring I always laugh and say when I am asked, that celebrating the Winter Solstice has always been...

A Unique View of an Esteemed Native Plant: Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)

By Katherine Schlosser “I may here observe, that the disease of cancer is not confined to civilized nations. It is...