Spring time, Snow is melting and the Sweetgrass is starting to grow again. Everybody awaits the next harvest. During Wintertime and yearlong, we store the braids and loose strands carefully. The secret to keeping your sweetgrass green and preserve the freshness is to wrap it and store it in a dark fresh environment. In the mean time, if you need to get some, we are overstocked with last year’s small sweetgrass braids. It is on special 10% off this week only.
Sweetgrass is one of the most important Traditional Medicines. We are very picky about where we get our sweetgrass. Some growths of sweetgrass are in crisis because of over picking or harvesting by pulling out the root. We are working with a family who harvest sweetgrass, with ceremony and pluck the grass without pulling the root.
(Price is per Braid)
Here is the story shared by our friend.
Sweetgrass – a kindness medicine… has a sweet gentle aroma when we light it… 21 strands to make a braid… the first 7 strands represent those 7 generations behind us… our parents, grandparents… 7 generations behind us.. who we are and what we are is because of them… the next seven represent the 7 sacred teachings… love, respect, honesty, courage, wisdom, truth, and humility… the old people tell us how simple, powerful and beautiful the teachings are… love- a very simple teaching… respect- a powerful teaching… humility- a beautiful teaching… when we truly understand the teaching of humility… that I am not any better then anyone else and the last 7 strands… those 7 generation in front of us… our children, grandchildren… those children yet to be born… why are they important… everything we do to Mother Earth will one day affect them.