I’ve been growing increasingly curious about herbalism the longer I live on the land. I’ve attended a workshop, read a few books, and learned what I could from making observations. However, there’s nothing quite like accompanying an herbalist on a harvest to really ground you in the information. Today my friend Julie came out to the farm for a visit and gathered comfrey and calendula. I followed behind, watching how she cut and plucked while asking a steady stream of questions. Which part do you harvest? What are the uses? How do you process it? I’ve walked by this comfrey countless times and never given it a second glance. Surely, the land always has more to teach us, and I’m looking forward to hosting herbalist workshops on the farm in the future.