Connecting With Plants

The mission of Rockaway Herbs is to connect people with the healing plants in their community.  This can start with simply observing which weeds are growing in your yard, nearby vacant lots or open meadows, growing your own gardens, visiting local farms, or noticing which plants and trees are growing in wooded areas or on the forest floor.  Wherever we live, there are plants that are our potential allies growing all around us.  Once we begin to identify plants and observe them over time, we inevitably begin to learn more and more details about the plant communities that surround them,  the insect life, birds and other animals in the area, and the soil itself.  Just learning one plant that is growing wild in the area where you live can start you on your journey to becoming a naturalist or herbalist.