Earth Meditation

The earth is the Goddess, in all her feminine and receptive energy. Her direction is North. The Pentacle and a bowl of salt are her tools. Her colors are green, yellow, brown, black, and her season: is Winter.  The Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn are earth signs. Earth energy is grounding, bringing us back to…

Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Nettle is a superb nourishing food and has beneficial actions on many parts of the body including the urinary tract, liver, digestive tract, reproductive system, and respiratory system. Known as an overall nourisher and strengthener,…

Stewardship!

Stewardship is the job of taking care of something. When we are stewards of the land, we are taking care of what’s been given to us. We are showing our gratitude for all of the gifts we’ve received. The earth provides so much life energy. Show respect and reverence through tending the land.

Quarantine Art Series: Sitting Stone

Every now and then it is important we go outside and sit. To listen to the wind blow around us, and feel the earth beneath our feet. Sitting stone is just the place to do that at Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat. I enjoyed sitting at the bench and painting the mountains! I am looking…

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum

The leaves are great examples of how each of us is different and on a different journey. Each leaf is unique as it grows and thrives connected to the tree, but that’s not all that makes a leaf unique. Once the leaf has completed the cycle of growth, it begins its journey back down to…

Earth Love Festival 2019

This years Earth Love Festival at Amethyst Retreat Center in Duncannon Pennsylvania was a beautiful demonstration of community, collaboration, and love. Nicole Sharkey is the visionary who thought of this beautiful festival 3 years ago, and has since turned it into an amazing opportunity for all, to gather and to heal. The Earth Love festival…

Earth Day

In honor of Earth day this year, I did all recycled material activities for our recent Arts in Action community event. In my room people were able to create sculptures from recycled materials like plastic containers and old toys. Another station was to use plastic bottles to make flowers which were then glued to old…

Caring for our Watershed

This year my green club students wrote proposals for a contest called Caring for our Watershed, Turning ideas into environmental solutions! The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program asks students to submit a proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students must research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and draft a written proposal…