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

Abundant Jerusalem Artichokes

The edible part of a Jerusalem artichoke is the tuber, which is the food storage portion of the plant, allowing it to winter over with nice nutrient reserves for the spring. Tubers can vary in size and shape, from round to knobby to long and slim. They also vary in color, sometimes depending on the variety, and sometimes they just vary. Colors range from beige to reddish to purplish on the outside, but all are creamy-white inside, as far as I know. The color doesn’t affect the taste.

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