Welcome to Iris Weaver and Soul Gardens.

My passion is to help you learn about the plants that grow around you, both wild and cultivated, that you can use for food and medicine. The plants that are in your backyard, your garden, or the fields and woods, are part of caring for yourself with healthy food and sustainable, affordable, locally-available herbal healthcare. I want you to be able to take your health and your healthcare, and that of your family, into your own hands. I teach and lead plant walks, teach about making and using herbal medicines and products, herbal skincare, and blog and share my thoughts and musings on different topics. Please take a look around my site and see what catches your heart and your interest!

Recent Posts

Observing the Plants Where You Visit: St. Augustine, Florida

It is amazing, for a Northern gal like me, to see plants growing in the ground that in Massachusetts are sold in the indoor, tropical plants section of stores like Home Depot, and that must either live entirely indoors, be brought be brought in before the snow begins to fly, or get treated as annuals. For instance, lantana grows wild as well as being a garden plant, and hibiscus bushes bloom everywhere in front yards and ornamental hedges.

  1. Dreaming of Roots Leave a reply
  2. Foraging for Winter Decorations Leave a reply
  3. Abundant Jerusalem Artichokes Leave a reply
  4. What is Sustainable Herbalism? Leave a reply
  5. Making an Herbal Wreath From Gathered and Foraged Plants, Part 2   Leave a reply
  6. Making an Herbal Wreath From Gathered and Foraged Plants, Part 1 Leave a reply
  7. 6 Plants to Start the Spring Foraging Season Leave a reply
  8. (Desperately) Seeking Spring, and a Couple of Violet Recipes Leave a reply
  9. Herbal Infusions and Teas Leave a reply