If we destroy our environment, if we toss aside our traditional knowledge and spiritual values, we cannot be well. Evelyn Coggins This year, I’ve learned about devil’s club, why being a stress-case can cause you to break out, why all those fashionable fall cleanses are not such a good idea, why the battle of the bulge … Continue reading Wellness Gathering presents Evelyn Coggins on Herbal Medicines, Nov 2, 11am
Wellness Almanac contributor Evelyn Coggins will be guiding free herb walks at Helmer’s Organic Farm during Slow Food Cycle Sunday, August 18, 2013.
‘Wellness’ denotes a state of balance and harmony. There is current evidence supporting ancient belief that human health and wellness require harmony and balance between our physical bodies, our minds, our spirits and our environment. ~ Herbs for Health and Healing, Q+A with Evelyn Coggins Introducing a brand new column from Pemberton herbalist/phytotherapist, Evelyn Coggins. … Continue reading Thoughts on Wellness: a new column from Evelyn Coggins
In the spring, I sprinkled a small mason jar of biodynamic preparation 500 under my fruit trees and around my garden beds, just as Anna Helmer had shown me. There didn’t seem to be a very specific science to it, although I videoed her doing it and watched it over several times to make sure … Continue reading The Farmers Market is happening tomorrow. Here’s what makes it one of Lisa Richardson’s favourite community events.
“What’s this?” asked my clutter-resistant husband, observing the giant mason jar of oily plant matter on the counter. “Ohh, it’s medicine! It’s called Balm of Gilead,” I explained. “Oh. But what is it?” “Cottonwood tips in oil.” “Hmm. And what’s it good for treating?” he asked, in an impressively neutral manner, eyes scanning to the … Continue reading Wildcrafting Balm of Gilead
The Pemberton Back Country Horsemen are happy to announce the completion of a multi-use recreational trail at Mosquito Lake. This trail was the initiative of the Pemberton Valley Trails Association in collaboration with the Lil’wat Nation, Back Country Horsemen, Pemberton Off Road Cycling Association, Pemberton Lions Club, Pemberton Rotary Club, Innergex and the Squamish Lillooet … Continue reading Bless this trail. And thank the trail builders. Official opening of new Mosquito Lake trail on Sunday, August 27, noon, at the Mackenzie Basin parking lot on Pemberton Farm Road
Our photographers share their images – every weekend – wordlessly. And that’s as it should be. An offering. A moment of quiet, stillness, contemplation. For you to interpret as you will. But I couldn’t help, in the thick of flu season, but see the offerings of nature in Dave Steer’s images today, of snow-cloaked rosehips, … Continue reading The medicine you seek. Dave Steers captures snow-cloaked rosehips in the thick of flu season.
It’s taken me a few days to get to this post, because, as honoured as I am to be called out in the Best of Pemberton issue in the Pique, it also makes me want to duck my head and disappear into a nice big hole in the ground. But, when Cindy “too brilliant to … Continue reading How about Best of Pemberton 2017 becomes best of Pemby and Mt Currie?
The air is sharp and sweet with the scent of cottonwood these days. Spring has “come on” so quickly that I’ve missed the window of time for making Balm of Gilead this year but I collected the sticky remnants of the buds anyway. This wonderfully scented oil is easy to make and I like to … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: Balm of Gilead
Treat colds and coughs at home with homemade Elderberry Syrup!