Hi , Spring Equinox Celebrations!

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Corinna's Corner
Corinna WoodGet Thee Outside!
Nature offers the BEST Spring Medicine
Corinna Wood, Director, Red Moon Herbs & Southeast Wise Women
Whether you’re pleasantly well rested or suffering from cabin fever, Spring Equinox is the time to rediscover all the glories of the natural world!
This March, I've been walking around my community, visiting the sites where we garden--a blessed time, after such a hard winter here in our neck of the woods. Destruction from the winter in the form of downed trees and exposed, muddy areas, are evident everywhere. Yet new growth is also popping up.
As children, we are, bewilderingly, kept away from “dirt” and the wildness of the outdoors. Thus we grow up more as caged creatures than the wilder humans our ancestors were. My son, who has grown up without television, recently commented on people watching the Nature Channel. “Why, Mom” he queried “would they watch squirrels on television when they could look right out the window and wait to see what appears?”
Why indeed?
We’re now experiencing stress and illness in epidemic proportions from sick homes and buildings, caused by toxic carpets, overhead lights, insufficient airflow, and the lack of movement in our bodies.
Why not take the time this spring to watch the animals, clouds, plants, wind and sun do their spring dance? It is guaranteed to calm the nervous system and nourish the heart and soul. What else could make that claim?
My ‘Keep it Simple’ Prescription for Spring Well Being:
  • DandelionHarvest some dandelion blossoms. Add them to your salads as a garnish. They open the solar plexus, the sacred power center in the middle of our bodies. The yellow is the color of the liver and of spring. Take in their beauty and message.
  • Pick and eat some chickweed raw from the earth. It’s the first herb to flourish in the cold spring. Walk along and munch. Let your heart be opened by their green glory!
May the regenerative capacity of our resilient mother earth be a reminder to us that there is life after death, renewal after suffering, and plenty of MUD!
Reduced Shipping Prices!
Great news, Red Moon Herbs customers~

We have found ways to reduce our shipping costs and we can now pass that savings on to you! The base rate has been reduced from $8 to $6, with a maximum of $10 for 5 or more items.

As of today, shipping will be charged as follows:

1 item: $6.00   2 items: $7.00   3 items: $8.00   4 items: $9.00

And to really save some money, order 5 or more items and pay the flat rate of only $10.00 !

So it's a great time to stock up on your herbal needs! Visit redmoonherbs.com
Spring Planting News
Home of our new Echinacea
We have been waiting ten years to grow Echinacea!
Red Moon Herbs is located in the Broad River Valley at Earthaven Ecovillage where we’ve been carving out a place in the dense forest for our sustainable human settlement. It’s been slow-going -- moving the trees and working the land to make way for homes (built with wood from the trees) and gardens.
catalog of herbsWhile we wildcraft many of our herbs, and buy some from conscientious wildcrafters and organic growers, we grow others in gardens around our community. As the community slowly gets more areas prepared for agricultural purposes, Red Moon Herbs is able to fill in more suitable niches with medicinal crops.
Last fall, we worked out a trade with a neighboring organic farmer to plant our Echinacea around the perimeter of their echinaceafenced four-acre field.
Finally, this winter, we poured through the Richters herb catalog, dreaming of the possibilities. The plants we decided on are Echinacea, St Johnswort, Horehound, and Elecampane. 
With our fertile location established, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival or our 120 new Echinacea plants in April!
Herbal Products to Haiti
Red Moon Herbs Responds to the Earthquake Victims
In January when the news of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti reached us, we were moved to transpire emotion into action.  
Several groups providing herbal support to victims in Haiti received our donation of 150 jars of salve and 130 bottles (a gallon!) of Echinacea extract. We hope these help the people they touch.
Our blessings of healing go out to the people of Haiti.
An estimated $8 million was sent to the Red Cross from civilians alone. Red Moon Herbs worked with the following organizations:
Herbs 4 Orphans (http://herbs4orphans.org/)
Pictured here are women hired by the UN to clean up debris.
Conference Registration Open!
Join us for the 6th Annual
Southeast Women's Herbal Conference!
October 1-3, 2010
Lake Eden, Black Mountain, NC
Register Now!Early Bird Registration
If you register by May 15, you'll get the Early Bird Registration Discount: $195 -- 30% off the full price of $275. Or bundle registration & meals for $253.
Over 30 teachers including these popular favorites:
Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, pioneer, teacher and author of Herbal Healing for Women, The Storey Book Herbal Healing Series, Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health, and the Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive home study course.
Corinna Wood
Corinna Wood,  Director of Red Moon Herbs and SE Wise Women. For over 15 years, Corinna has been opening the hearts of thousands to the wisdom of the plants, the earth, and their own bodies.
ALisa Starkweather, Founder of The Priestess Path, a women's mystery school, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings and co-founder of Women in Power, an international women's initiation weekend.
Sheri Winston,  CNM, RN, BSN, LMT,  Wholistic Sexuality Teacher and Counselor, author of "Women's Anatomy of Arousal."
Kathleen Maier, AHG, PA and clinical herbalist for over 20 years. Co-Founder and Director of Dreamtime Center for Herbal Studies and Founder/Director of Sacred Plant Traditions.
Spring Equinox Specials
Belly Elixir, Bladder Blend, Breathe Clear . . .
For Spring Equinox, our three favorite "B" blends are on sale for 25% off.  Take advantage of them by March 31st.
See below for staff quotes.
Blends Ad
"I keep a bottle of Belly Elixir right next to my bed.  When I can't fall asleep because my tummy's upset, or I ate too much, or even if i'm anxious or upset, I take the Belly Elixir and it sends me comfortably to sleep."
"I oftentimes hold tension in my bladder.  After I take Bladder Blend the burning and discomfort that I experience dissipates  I find Red Moon's bladder blend more effective than cranberry extract which I HAD used for years."
"Belly Elixir is my son's favorite Red Moon remedy! Sometimes I've thought it should be called "Calm Child," as families in our community use it for teething, colic, belly aches, and as a gentle nervine for kids' sleep. But then the adults love it so much as a tasty digestive aid easing gas and bloating, we didn't want to leave them out!"
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Tai Sophia Institute’s New Graduate Certificate Programs

Classes Begin April 2010
The Tai Sophia Institute, one of the nation’s preeminent, accredited academic institutions for wellness-based studies, is pleased to announce new graduate certificate programs in Health Coaching, Medical Herbalism, Wellness Coaching, and Herbal Studies.
Please join us for an Open House on March 20 to meet program faculty, admissions counselors and tour the Institute, or participate in a faculty-led herb walk on April 7.  To RSVP and learn more, please contact the Office of Admissions at 410-888-9048 ext. 6647 or admissions@tai.edu and visit our website www.tai.edu.

June 13-18, 2010
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