The Witchcraft of Place

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Every so often, I teach a workshop I call "Ditch Witch:  Magical Uses of Common Roadside Plants."  When I first started working on the idea, I sat down and wrote all of the names and uses of plants I could think of, restricting myself to ones you would normally see just walking around.  When I got to twenty-five, I decided I had enough to go on with and started culling it down to the few most useful and common ones, to prevent overload.It helps that I have the vast well of knowledge that is S … [Read more...]

A taste of place

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I'm finally recovering from a week's jetlag, after two weeks in the sunny Southern states of the USA. One of the main ways in which I get in touch with new places when I'm travelling is through food - especially as I have a litany of food allergies and sensitivities, which make me hyper-aware of what I'm eating.Of course, my first stop for food was at a place where I knew my needs would be met: Sevananda natural foods co-operative. It's always a pleasure to visit this little home from home … [Read more...]


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