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Ethan Frisch on Spice Quality

There are a handful of items in our shop where the logistics are too far afield for us to direct source at this point in time, as with sourcing the chai spices for our Chaga Chai. After learning about the work Burlap & Barrel is undertaking to make the spice trade more equitable and game-changing quality, we were inspired to keep our chai blend on as an evergreen offering in our store.

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Herbs of the Enneagram Type 9: Tulsi

Our last installation of our "Herbs of the Enneagram" series ends appropriately with Tulsi, our Herbstalk plant-of-the-year. This herb matches with the final personality type of the Enneagram, the harmonizing and peace-loving 9.

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Herbs of the Enneagram Type 8: Nettle

Nettle is often considered a weed but don’t overlook it as one of the most nutrient rich plants in the world! Type 8 in the Enneagram is called the Director, who tends to be bossy, in charge and strong in willpower. They tend to speak up, act on instinct and like things direct. Indirectness, roundabout statements and hinting can drive them crazy. 

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Gardens for Wildlife

The practice of building habitat for wildlife doesn’t have to be taxing on the gardener, much of it is aiding natural processes, which mean less work and more appreciation for seasonal plant cycles.

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