Margi’s Blog

Learning the Lesson of Taking Time for Yourself!

After 40 years of working hard and caring for everyone, I AM GOING ON VACATION, and learning how to play.

Rosita Avego, Stratton Semmes, and I are meeting in central Paris to wander aimlessly, arm in arm, getting lost, and not caring.

Life is good!

I will be away from May 5th until the 18th.


To save your place in Sacred Plant Medicine May 26th 10 – 5 send your check for $150 to

Earthsong Herbals 10 Central Street, Marblehead MA 01945

Please email Margi your mailing address, phone and email so that I can create the invoice for you to call in your credit card info after May 18th.  (do not send cc in email) margi@earthsongherbals.com

The materials fee is $150 To bring home products that we make. (Not required, your choice) Pay Rochelle by PayPal toasterjack@yahoo.com this will confirm your spot in class.   Let Rochelle know you are attending while I am in Paris May 5-18  rochelle@sacredplantteachings.com   

or fax to 781- 631-1860 with contact information and credit card anytime.

You may call in your credit card info after May 18th.  (Do not send cc in email)

Garden Concerts Sundays 2pm – 4pm

10 Central Street, Marblehead MA 01945

Donations at the gate for musicians!  Herbal tea will be served.  BYOB and snacks.

Dates booked so far are:

June 10 Eleanor Elektra

June 17 Dor Hershkovits “Earprint”

June 24 Joe Mulholland plus…..

June 30 Rain date Joe Mulholland

July 8 Mike Shilanski plus….

July 29 “Hawthorn” Heather Scott & Taylor Holland

August 19 Dor Herskovitz plus….

Summers past and some to return!

Musicians from summers past and some to return

Good Practice

As I work less I have time to process where my energies have been directed. Teaching has been a focus since I taught Headstart back in the 60s. As this last big-tons of planning- flights and people and emails and huge preparation approaches I thought to send this email out.

“Good rainy morning,

Matthew, Stratton and I will begin our 3-day intensive November 3rd at 9 AM. I cannot stress the value of sitting with any weathered herbalists to receive whatever skills through observation and partial practice. You will have a task while we talk with the client. In our setting Matt Wood and I see the client together. We have very different approaches and magically come to the same formulations. Then Stratton supervises in the apothecary. Each participant has a task preparing teas, tinctures, flower essences etc for the client.

We will wax poetic on clinical skills the other half of the day.

This is the end of the big intensive era for me. It is time for me to be a weekend grandma and enjoy playing for the duration. I will continue to teach and have solo clinical experiences.

All 3 Days $750
A single day $250
Two days $500

Monday is diagnostics all day $200 10-5

Please join Matthew Wood, Stratton Semmes and me for this last big celebration of good herbal practice!
Margi”

Pondering…. where are all those students who said they wanted to become herbalists? Throughout my forty plus years of following the path I always understood the need to sit at the knee of my elders. I always scraped the funds together to travel to or bring to me exceptional Herbalists. Rosemary Gladstar, David Winston, the late William LeSassier, the late Cascade Anderson Geller, Chanchel Chabrera, the late Raylene Kawaiaea, Kay Parent, Glen Nagel, Karyn Sanders and Sara Holmes, Annie McIntyre, Guido Mase, Phyllis Light, Tammi Sweet, David Bruce Leonard and the list goes on! Of these you will note that some have passed. Suddenly and unexpectedly. Study well and frequently! Life is full of twists that bring you joy and laughter and quaking tears.

Every day above ground is a gift!

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GARDEN CONCERTS

Jazz in the gardens makes the plants, kin, happy!  Join us for concerts from 3pm to 5.  Donations at the gate.

July 23

Max Ridley with Neta Ranaan and Gregory Groover Jr. (both on Tenor Sax) and Lee Fish on drums.

July 30

Rick DiMuzio Trio

September 10

Joe Mulholland trio

More concerts to come!