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Welcome to this sacred space where we delve deep into the ancient knowledge and healing traditions that connect us to our roots, the Earth, and the natural rhythms of life. Here at The Outdoor Apothecary, we believe in the power of living in harmony with the seasons, and following the Wheel of the Year is a profound practice that keeps us attuned to these natural cycles.

The Wheel of the Year serves as a guide, helping us to pause, reflect, and observe the significant transitions of the seasons, marked by the Equinoxes and Solstices. These moments are not just astronomical events, but opportunities for us to align our lives with the rhythms of nature, finding balance and harmony in our own existence.

As we journey through this webpage, we will explore the rich tapestry of ancestral wisdom, uncovering the ways in which our forebears lived in sync with the Earth, and how we can reclaim these practices for our own lives. From herbal remedies and plant-based living to celebrating seasonal festivals and honoring the land, we invite you to join us in rediscovering the ancient paths that lead to a more connected, balanced, and fulfilling life.

root cellar

Root Cellar: Preserving a Bountiful Harvest

Using a root cellar is a great way to preserve your garden’s bounties. A root cellar makes it easy to keep your food on hand for as long as possible, making it possible to preserve home-grown goodness long term, even through the winter.

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herb boneset

Learning the Herb Boneset: A Useful Native Medicinal Plant

While you might have never heard of the herb boneset, it has been used for centuries for its medicinal uses. It is best known as a fever reducer, digestive aid, pain reliever and to stop coughs. On this page, you will learn all about the herb boneset and its traditional and medicinal uses.

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pine resin

Wild Foraged Pine Resin Salve: A Healing Earth Medicine

Made with sacred medicine and infused with the scent of pine, this salve is a healer. It can be used for everything from soothing insect bites to healing wounds. Learn how to make a healing Earth medicine salve by blending pine resin with other healing ingredients.

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