Ancestral Wisdom

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.

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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  • Barbi Gardiner

    Situated in the heart of Northeastern Connecticut, Barbi Gardiner is a bioregional herbalist and a proud member of the Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck tribe. With a homestead recognized as a certified wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Federation and a native medicinal plant sanctuary by United Plant Savers, Barbi is a leading voice in permaculture and regenerative gardening. Passionate about seasonal living and ancestral wisdom, Barbi aims to reconnect people with the natural world and the ancient knowledge of their forebears. Through engaging articles and resources, Barbi is a beacon for sustainable living and earth-centered spirituality.

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