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.
Let’s delve into the folklore of crabapple, as well as ways to use this underappreciated fall fruit to honor our ancestors during the autumn equinox.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite rituals for autumn equinox to help you celebrate the end of summer.
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.
6 Steps to making your own herbal incense bundles to honor the changing seasons and welcome good energy into your home.
13 ideas for seasonal living to help you connect with nature and change you life.
The medicinal Joe Pye Weed uses and benefits.
Explore the eight pagan sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year, celebrating nature’s seasonal shifts.
Lughnasadh honours the first grains of the harvest season and is a time of joy and gratitude for the crops.
Learn how to find, identify and pick wild blueberries! I will teach you the basics of foraging these sweet summer fruits and explain some of the best places to look as well as how to tell them apart from other berries. We will also discuss safety concerns, harvesting, and storage practices.
Celebrate Lugnasadh and the first harvest as a way of honoring nature’s incredible fertile energy at this time of year, and as a way to connect with our natural world on a deeper, more meaningful level.
Bioregional herbalism focuses on knowing where your herbs come from, understanding how they interact with each other and with their environment, and using them in ways that align with those relationships.
Here are some easy spring foods that you might want to consider gathering for food, medicine, or to start a more ancestral diet with.
Everything you need to know about the celebration of Litha including the history, folklore, and ways to celebrate.
Learn about 6 of the most sacred plants of Beltane as well as the Folklore of this wondrous Season.