Articles and Interviews

 

 

 

Here we share interviews with our friends in the plant medicine community and articles on a wide range of subjects, from cooking and growing to phytochemistry and medicine making, nature resonance and much more... 

 

 

 

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Rosemary Gladstar and Nikki in Magourney
Rosemary Gladstar and Nikki in Magourney
Bumble Bee on the pale Manuka in Magourney Gardens
Bumble Bee on the pale Manuka in Magourney Gardens
Members - Freedom Gardening
This Summer video is the third of our films out and about on the land with the plants. We made this early in June on a lovely warm day, and one can see the garden is really in full swing now and the growth has come into its own with fruits setting.
Cornflower blossom in Magourney Gardens
Cornflower blossom in Magourney Gardens
Members - Freedom Gardening
This Summer video is the fouth of our films out and about on the land with the plants. We made this early in July on an overcast day and did the close-ups a few days later, the weather was windy, a bit sunnier and some of the plants had already changed too. 
Burdock flowering in Magourney
Burdock flowering in Magourney
Members - Freedom Gardening
This Summer video is the fifth of our films out and about on the land with the plants. We made this late in August at noon on an overcast day with a bit of glare coming through and looking like mist at the edges. Hope you enjoy this one ...
Apple tree blossoming in Magourney
Apple tree blossoming in Magourney
Members - Freedom Gardening
This Spring video is the second of our films out and about on the land with the plants. We made this early in May on a lovely clear and sunny day, and one can see the garden is really waking up now and the growth is on.  
Cowslip in bloom in Magourney Gardens
Cowslip in bloom in Magourney Gardens
Members - Freedom Gardening
This Spring video is the first of our long-awaited films out and about on the land with the plants. We made this late in March on a lovely clear and sunny day, and one can see the garden is only beginning to wake up. This series is progressing monthly ...
Toasted seeds in the wild kitchen
Toasted seeds in the wild kitchen
Members - The Wild Kitchen
When we are working with intention and food as ritual and ceremony from the soul and from the heart we tune into the soul of the foods we are using, into the ingredients.
The Herbal Primer for Children
The Herbal Primer for Children
Members - Children's Book
A primer for National Schools, compiled with the assistance of Coachford National School, Co Cork.
Red clover flower in Magourney Gardens
Red clover flower in Magourney Gardens
Members - Conversation with Nature
We have developed various techniques which lead one into experiencing ever deepening states of the original natural primordial being which connects us directly with the heart of Nature's Wisdom. 
Winter Hellebore flowering
Winter Hellebore flowering
Article
This Spring intensive was held 24 & 25 March and we had a wonderful group of people becoming taking this journey of rediscovering their own authentic Natural Self.
Mung beans sprouted
Mung beans sprouted
Article
Sprouted super foods with seeds, beans and growing micro-greens. Sprouts are a convenient and highly effective way of enriching the diet.
Nikki Darrell of Veriditas Hibernica
Irish Smudge Herbs - Rosemary, Bay, Sage and Wormwood
Irish Smudge Herbs - Rosemary, Bay, Sage and Wormwood
Article
In most cultures throughout the world smoke, smudge and incense would have formed part of ritual and ritual was seen as part of the sacred ordinary and ordinary sacredness.
Nikki Darrell of Veriditas Hibernica
Prunella, rose & elderflower and sour cherry meads
Prunella, rose & elderflower and sour cherry meads
Article
Traditional mead is a natural ferment similar to a wine made with honey water and yeast. It is usually made using wild yeasts although it is possible to get cultured yeast from home brewing suppliers.
Nikki Darrell of Veriditas Hibernica
Fern on the banks of the River Bann
Fern on the banks of the River Bann
Article
Once upon a time ……… about 14 months ago, the bright wizard of the East travelled from Grá Nádúr in Wexford to pay his respects to the warm medicine woman of the South at Veriditas Hibernica.
Nikki Darrell and Alex Duffy
Yarrow in Magourney Garden
Yarrow in Magourney Garden
Article
The vagus nerve was for a while thought of as ‘just one of the cranial nerves’. Its very name implies it is a wandering vagabond of a nerve, meandering around the body to nearly everywhere (not the adrenals though) and doing this in a vague manner.
Nikki Darrell of Veriditas Hibernica