Hilltown Families


Enter to Win Blazing Star Herbal School’s Summer Maladies and First Aid Correspondence Course Have you ever wanted to learn about herbalism but can’t find the time for classes?  Hilltown Families sponsor, Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA, offers several correspondence programs for folks who are either to far away or prefer to learn after the kids have gone to bed.  This summer Hilltown Families is partnering with Blazing Star by offering… Read More

QUESTION AND ANSWERS We recently asked our readers to share a folk remedy they like to make in the summer months for their families using fresh herbs and plants.  Here are thirty remedies recommended by readers both far and near: “I like to make rhubarb and honey syrup and keep it in the back of the fridge for putting in hot water in January when I have a cold, or when I… Read More

Herbs On My Mind. Snow On the Ground. By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos The excitement of Pussy Willows this time of year is an exciting one for many New Englander’s (and transplants too), and even more so for herbalists. The seed catalogs are all dog eared. Lists upon lists have been made. Plans of new gardens have been drawn. Books have been referenced… will this be the year I install my… Read More