14 episodes

Sharing my heart through the spoken word. One woman musing about plants and the environment they evolve from. Sparking conversation about people, environment, and the healing ways of plants. She trusts that plants hold teachings within their spirits.
Each episode is about ten minutes long and filled with musings, thoughts, inspiration, and a call to action. Let’s learn, grow, and converse together about these topics.

Let the conversation begin!

Milkweed Musings Brittany

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Sharing my heart through the spoken word. One woman musing about plants and the environment they evolve from. Sparking conversation about people, environment, and the healing ways of plants. She trusts that plants hold teachings within their spirits.
Each episode is about ten minutes long and filled with musings, thoughts, inspiration, and a call to action. Let’s learn, grow, and converse together about these topics.

Let the conversation begin!

    13 - Heat Wave & Feverfew

    13 - Heat Wave & Feverfew

    Hey listeners! Back for episode 13 - welcome! Today is all about the heat wave and the drought and the lessons we can take from that and how the plants are handling it. Always looking to the plants for guidance. And today's plant profile is on Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium, a member of the Asteraceae family. It can be found blooming right now in the Community Garden on Baldwin Ave in Brantford, Ontario. Please go help yourself to all the herbs and veggies there!

    @rockyroseherbals on Facebook and Instagram

    www.rockyroseherbals.ca

    Music Credit: Nikki Satira @chicorynikki on Instagram. Thanks girl!!

    • 13 min
    12 - Summer Solstice & Rosemary

    12 - Summer Solstice & Rosemary

    Today we chat about the summer solstice and how to keep a positive attitude as we head through the rest of summer and as the days get shorter. Teachings from the plants to be present and in the moment (again, as always - thank you plant world!). And then a plant profile on the beautiful and delicious Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), which you can find in the community garden on Baldwin Ave in Brantford, Ontario! Please help yourself for your medicinal and culinary uses. 

    Resources from today: David Hoffmann Herbal Medicine Texts: The Complete Herbs Sourcebook (2013) and Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine (2003).

    Shout out today to @indefenceofplants podcast hosted by Botanist Matt. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts!

    Remember I am not a doctor, and you should always consult your health care professionals before taking medical advice from a community herbalist/podcaster like me. 

    @rockyroseherbals on Instagram and Facebook

    www.rockyroseherbals.ca

    Music by Nikki Satira @chicorynikki on Instagram

    Album: And I Run With the Wolves

    Track: River Run Through Me

    • 14 min
    11 - New Beginnings & Chives

    11 - New Beginnings & Chives

    Hey everyone! Welcome back for Episode 11 of the Milkweed Musings Podcast. So appreciate all of you for tuning in today, and bearing with me while I find my bearings in this new and crazy world. Sending you all love and happy plant vibes! Today I talk about how much I love my friend Autumn and appreciate the inspiration she gives me for these episodes! One day I'm going to have her on this show as a guest and you'll all understand what I mean! She inspired the topic of 'New Beginnings' today as well. I speak about new beginnings in this crazy world we call home, and in the life of a plant. Always taking inspiration from the plants and their world. 

    Also today we have a plant profile - Chives! Brought to you by the Equal Grounds Community Garden. We have a lot of culinary and medicinal herbs planted this year and will be doing profiles regularly on each of the plants you will find in those gardens. Hope to see you there!

    Resources:

    https://egcgbrant.com/ - Equal Grounds Website

    https://www.facebook.com/CommunityGarden - Equal Grounds Facebook

    No Such Thing As A Fish - recommended podcast! Must listen!

    @rockyroseherbals on Instagram and Facebook

    @chicorynikki - Thanks for all the wonderful music for our intro and outro!

    • 14 min
    10 - Planting Intentions & Resilience

    10 - Planting Intentions & Resilience

    Thanks for tuning into another episode of the Milkweed Musings Podcast! Today was supposed to be a plant profile of an herb found in our Herbal Community Garden. But it's not! I felt strongly called to talk about resilience and planting with intentions this week. Keeping things on the spiritual/woo side for you. If you've been listening this long, then you must love the woo! Shout outs to everyone this week! As the world opens up again in our parts, let's keep health, safety, and love as our priorities. Sending love to you all - radiance and roses.

    Instagram: @rockyroseherbals - please comment on the post for this episode and tell me all the thoughts this episode triggered for you!

    Facebook: Rocky Rose Herbals

    www.rockyroseherbals.ca

    Music by Nikki Satira @chicorynikki on Instagram

    Album: And I Run With The Wolves

    Track: River Run Through Me

    • 14 min
    09 - Community Herbal Garden

    09 - Community Herbal Garden

    Hey listeners! Thanks for coming back to listen again to the Milkweed Musings podcast. Today I have a big announcement! We've planted a community herbal garden! How cool is that!? There are veggies there too. So when you come by to get your tomatoes for dinner, you can grab some basil too! And oregano, and peppermint, and chives, and rosemary, and Thyme! The garden is located in Brantford, Ontario on a friend's front lawn through a company called Equal Ground. They organize hundreds of community gardens across the city. When the garden is linked on the website, I'll be able to post the exact location. 

    Feeling grateful for the community connections involved in a community garden. Growing and eating healthy, fresh food together! Oh the possibilities. 

    Goals for a community herbal garden: to educate the community on the medicinal effects of common culinary herbs; to provide recipes for culinary and medicinal inspiration; to connect with others.

    Today's episode features some details about Thyme - which you can find in the garden!

    Thanks for listening! As always - shout out to @chicorynikki for the invigorating intro and outro music. 

    Talk to you next Wednesday!

    • 11 min
    08 - Burdock

    08 - Burdock

    Hello listeners! Thanks again for tuning in. This week is all about Burdock - the underdog of the plant world. Burdock gets a bad rap because it sticks its seeds to us in the fall. But there is so much more to this herb. In the episode you'll hear all about its botany, medicinal actions, and energetics. 

    The information in this episode was taken from other resources, and should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak to a doctor or other professional before adding medicine into your life. Sources are as follows:

    https://www.herbcraft.org/burdock.html

    The Complete Herbs Sourcebook by David Hoffmann

    Instagram: @rockyroseherbals

    Music by Nikki Satira @chicorynikki on Instagram

    • 11 min

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