Hi , Autumn Equinox is Here!

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Autumn Equinox
Celebrated around the world on Sept 22-24, "equinox" refers to the fact that on this day, night and day are each 12 hours, therefore equal. On the equinox, the sun rises directly east and sets directly west. In the Northern hemisphere it is fall equinox and in the Southern hemisphere it is spring equinox. Over time, many earth-based peoples celebrate and share the blessings of the harvest with ciders, wines, and herbs.
Corinna's Corner
Welcome Fall!
Hello from the Herbal Homestead
Corinna Wood, Director, Red Moon Herbs & Southeast Wise Women
What a summer--hot and humid, cooling off at the creek, teaching classes, and enjoying abundance. Now we are enjoying cooler and drier air, harvesting and preserving, and noticing the emerging seasonal changes.
MuscadinesFor me, the joys of fall have much to do with food. The muscadine vines (indigenous grape) that I planted five years ago are prolifically bearing fruit on my home railings. We pick them as we walk by The ideal in food production is to put your growing food right in your path--not only do you enjoy the bounty regularly, but you also know exactly when to harvest!
And the basil has been a bumper crop again this year, allowing us to process, freeze, and eat literally
Basilgallons of pesto. I'm delighted to report that my family and friends will enjoy pesto on bread and pasta all winter. I was so pleased when I learned years ago that basil has immune enhancing properties. The wisdom of "the best medicine is always through food" comes true again.
My life speeds up especially this time of year. We're in the midst of a myriad of details as we celebrate the Wise Woman Tradition during the first weekend in October with over 700 women at the 6th annual Southeast Women's Herbal Conference at in Black Mountain, NC. 
It's so gratifying to realize how much we're meeting a need in the Southeast for women to connect with the Wise Woman Ways. Check out these recent articles on why the Wise Woman Tradition makes sense in these economic times. The article, written by Nancy Zampella, can be found on Susun Weed's blog. Here are the links. Stay tuned for the 3rd installment of the article.
Whether or not you find yourself with us this fall at the conference, have a blessed equinox, as we are called to stand in the midst of both light and dark, summer and winter, expanding and contracting.
As always, Green Blessings.
Conference Update
Last call: join us for the 6th Annual
October 1-3, 2010
Lake Eden, Black Mountain, NC
Register Now!Online Registration closes Monday, September 27th at midnight. We have more than ever signed up--over 700. If you want to join us, register now!
Registration, meal tickets, cabins beds, cabins, nurse CE's, and intensives are available through online registration ~ but spaces are going quickly. Childcare and the Young Women's Program are sold out, as well as lodge beds and bunkhouse beds. The following programs are currently full ~ please apply early next year if you missed the deadline: scholarships, work exchange (partial and full), and vendor booths.
We may or may not be able to accept walk-in's the weekend of the conference, depending on whether there is still room. Check back on the Conference website the week of the conference.
It's a super busy time for us as we prepare in the final days before the conference! Please browse around the Conference website for the information you're seeking before contacting us. Hope to see you there!~
Two FAQ's:
Can I come for just one day or an intensive?
The only way to register for the conference is to register for the whole weekend. You may then attend as much or as little as you wish. If you want to attend an intensive, you must have paid for both the conference registration fee and the intensive fee. For registration info, view online registration.
What should I bring? How and when do I get there? What do I expect?
Remember, we're so busy right now preparing for this year's event! Please be sure to read the Confirmation Letter and Directions before contacting us with logistical questions.
Wise Woman Immersion
The Wise Woman Herbal ImmersionThe Wise Woman Immersion

(May 23-28, 2011)

with Corinna Wood

Take advantage of our "Conference Special."

Register by October 3rd and receive $175 discount.

Imagine a world where women are truly empowered,
health care returns to our communities,
and reverence for the Earth pervades our culture.
We can create it,
one wise woman at a time...
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Contact Information
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SE Wise Women
The information included in this newsletter on the structure and function uses of herbs is based on historical use and personal experience. It has not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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