As the summer season reaches peak abundance it is our pleasure to welcome Sam Ruark onto the staff at the Organic Growers School. Sam will play two roles here at OGS, as developer and manager our new Get Growing program and as the coordinator of the Spring Conference Speaker program.
Mugwort is Artemesia vulgaris (aha, my point exactly!). While its famous cousin Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is one source, along with sweet fennel and green anise, of Absinthe, a Swiss distilled alcoholic liquor that is now almost entirely banned around the world, THIS variety is used to flavor ale (a nickname is “beer plant”).
Get helpful tips from Ruth Gonzalez about managing pollinator habitats while maintaining your properties curb appeal!