Honoring Cascade Anderson Geller

So many hearts have been touched by Oregon herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller over the decades. She was a bright beacon in our community, shedding light to guide her students by, as well as illuminating problems that needed healing in the natural world. With her sudden passing on Saturday, we must now carry on her fierce dedication to protecting the earth and deep love of green beings. Rosalee de la Foret wrote a touching piece today in memory of Cascade’s generous wisdom as a teacher and activist. You can read it here. We are also releasing this beautiful video from our storytelling night at Rootstalk in her honor. It is truly a blessing to be able to share this special moment with all those who knew Cascade, as well as those who feel a connection with her words and work.  

Talking Nettles with jim mcdonald ~ Video ~

Well, well…a bit of time has passed since the Rootstalk Festival happened back in 2011, but we are SO excited to finally bring you a new video series from the event featuring some of our favorite herb walks and storytelling moments. These videos are fun and informative, and really make our hearts smile to experience this wonderful gathering all over again. Such sweet memories! Next up is herbalist jim mcdonald’s entertaining exploration of a favorite spring herb: nettle! There are so many different ways to use nettle and you’ll probably learn some new preparations from jim during this in-depth 25 minute video. He’ll teach you about nettle sting therapy, share his secrets of raw spiced nettle treats, his favorite herbal combinations for nettle infusions, using nettle seeds, and more interesting tidbits. Plus, he also gives a great description of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how nettle can be helpful. There might even be a surprise guest star herbalist in […]

Photo Thursday!

Instead of one image for today’s Photo Thursday, we bring you a video produced by one of our local news stations here in Eugene for a series called the Sustainable Table. Come take a little peek inside our organic tea and spice blending room and learn about our sustainability efforts. Thanks, KEZI!  

New Video ~ Tea to Go Infuser

We made this fun little how-to video to demonstrate just how easy it is to use our new Tea to Go Glass Infuser! It has quickly become one of our favorite tea tools around Mountain Rose. Hope you enjoy the video!  

Ready for the Blackberry Boogie?

We finally have a video from RootStalk to share with you all and much more to come! Here’s the always entertaining Doug Elliott celebrating the joys of blackberries. Meet ya in the middle of the patch…  

Harvesting Willow with 7Song!

Oooh! We’re so excited to share this Mountain Rose Herbs exclusive look at herbalist 7Song’s first video course on herbal first aid! In this video sneak peek, 7Song shows you how to harvest willow bark sustainably. You might already know 7Song as the director of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY – an endeavor he began in 1992. He also practices community herbalism at the Ithaca Free Clinic, which is one of the only integrated free clinics with an herbalist on staff. 7Song sees herbal medicine as an excellent blending of two favorite activities: studying nature and helping community. Now, you have the chance to learn from his many years providing herbal first aid to people in need on the streets, at concerts and festivals, and in the clinic. Learn more about 7Song’s exciting new video course here:     

Craft Your Own Fire Cider!

Mmm…mmm…how we love this hot and sweet, zesty, vinegary recipe! Fire Cider is a popular herbal folk remedy. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost natural health processes, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days. Because this is a folk preparation, the ingredients can change from year to year depending on when you make it and what's growing around you. The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are plenty of other herbs that can be thrown in for added kick. This year there were lots of spicy jalapenos and vibrant rosemary in the garden, so we used those along with some organic turmeric powder and fresh lemon peel. Some people like to bury their fire cider jar in the ground for a month and then dig it up during a great feast […]

Guide to Growing Sprouts!

Growing your own "baby plant garden" is easy and provides a wealth of concentrated nutrients – something we can all use when the weather turns chilly! Sprouts have been grown by civilizations around the world for more than 5,000 years. Considered "super foods" today for their dense nutrient content, sprouts are really easy to grow and quite economical; one pound of sprouting seed can generate about five pounds of sprouts! I love to watch these little seeds push out their twisty green cotyledons and sprout into tasty microgreens. There's deep satisfaction in knowing that my sprouts are freshly homegrown with love and free of pesticides or more plastic waste from the grocery store. Sprouting at home can be done all year long, with just a few jars, sprouting screen or cheesecloth, and a nice spot on the counter with indirect sunlight. There are some wonderful tools out there like the Sprouting Kit and Sprouting Bag you might want to […]

Rosemary's Remedies Now Open!

We hope you’ve been enjoying the amazing kitchen remedy videos from the wonderful Rosemary Gladstar as much as we have this week! It’s been so inspiring to watch Rosemary create healing syrups, teas, and fire cider in her element at beautiful Sage Mountain – and we’re so excited to share more videos and recipes from the series with you! When we first partnered with LearningHerbs and Rosemary to create this first time ever collection, we knew it would be a true gift to herb lovers everywhere, but we didn’t know just how incredible it was going to turn out. After seeing Rosemary’s Remedies in full, our hearts swelled with joy. We are so proud to offer this beautiful and educational series to you, filled with Rosemary’s deep wisdom, energizing spirit, favorite recipes, stories, and more, from her mountain home to yours.   Get all of Rosemary’s Remedies now! Join us […]

Rosemary Gladstar's Tea Recipe!

We’re soooo excited! The next video from Rosemary’s Remedies is out! You can watch her make this classic tea formula here: Click Here To Watch!  

Honey Onion Syrup Recipe from Rosemary Gladstar!

Come on a magical healing journey with beloved host and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar! We are so very excited to finally announce this special – first time ever – series of videos from Rosemary’s kitchen at Sage Mountain. We partnered with LearningHerbs and Rosemary herself to bring you her favorite recipes, like Honey Onion Syrup, stories, and so much more from the wilds of her mountain home. This is a true treasure of herbal history you won’t want to miss! We are so thankful to Rosemary for planting the seed that would grow into Mountain Rose Herbs over 25 years ago. As a teacher, healer, author, conservationist, and all-around inspiration, we are so blessed to now have her wisdom at our fingertips and we can’t wait to share it with you too. There has never been a video series that captures her brilliance and spirit until now. This unique collection […]

Howie Brounstein on Herb TV: Calm Down!

Check out this great mini-lecture about calming herbs by Howie Brounstein of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies! A longtime friend and teacher, Howie is one of our most beloved herbalists offering botany, ecology, wildcrafting, plant pharmacy, physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical herbalism apprenticeships here in Eugene. During this video from HerbTV, Howie discusses nutritive nervine herbs and other popular calming herbs including Oats, Skullcap, St. John’s Wort, and Valerian. The complete lecture is available for sale here. Prepare to watch and relax…