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July 2018

The Farm Stand

We stretch in the mornings: lazy lunges that are started spontaneously in the middle of a sentence, the conversation carrying on unbroken; looping arm rotations that summon a dull click from my right shoulder; a standing half lotus, one foot in the air, this performed more quietly as we all chucklingly concentrate on our balance. …

Solstice salve

A few months ago, in spring, we delved into medicine-making as part of our Herbal Production and Processing class: a day spent pulsing dried herbs in the coffee grinder, taking tinctures on the tongue, and thinking about plants as medicine. Now on the cusp of midsummer, the class reconvened for three days at Ravenhill Herb …