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Alice Eckles

Alice Eckles

Alice Eckles lives with her life companion, Ross Conrad, in the woodlands of Middlebury, where they grow shiitakes, keep bees, and live simply in nature. A writer with a visual arts background, Alice writes fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes poetry. To read more of her writing, visit her website.

Know Your Local-i-tea

With Wild or Cultivated Herbs, You Can Create Your Own Locally Grown Teas.

Alice Eckles | November 27, 2013 | Winter '14 | Issue twenty-seven

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What’s the secret to staying warm and healthy although a long, cold Vermont winter? Many gardeners and herbalists would agree that teas made from our wild and garden herbs are the soothing secret to health and happiness, especially in winter.

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