I wanted to do an extra post this month to share some of the exciting things that are happening here and give everyone some updates. I want to start by expressing so much gratitude to all of you, my readers! I started this blog a decade ago (yes! the Druid’s Garden just turned 10!) and it has been such a journey. And the reason that I’m still going is that I have such wonderful people who support me and so many readers who encourage me to keep going.
First, the BIG NEWS is that my first book is being released by Red Feather / Shiffer Publishing in early May. You can pre-order it on Amazon here in the US. If you are in the UK or Europe, you can preorder it from the Amazon UK site here. For those of you who are my long-term readers, this features a wealth of information to integrate nature-based spiritual practices with sustainable living and permaculture design. If you are looking for ways to honor that earth path, please check it out! The book also features a forward by my long-term mentor and friend, John Michael Greer.
Here’s a description of the book: A challenge that many pagans and earth-based spiritual practitioners face is how to integrate sustainable living with our everyday lives. This book responds to the challenge by offering a vision of “sacred actions”, or the integration of sustainable living with earth-based spirituality. Foregrounded by three ethics: people care, earth care, and fair share, Sacred Actions offers a comprehensive introduction to sustainable living through the lens of paganism. Within you will find a wide variety of accessible sustainable living activities, rituals, stories, and tools framed through the Neopagan eight-fold wheel of the year. Each chapter, tied to one of the eight holidays, offers a specific theme that deepens sustainable living practice. Topics include the home and hearth, lawns and gardens, food and nourishment, sustainable ritual items and offerings, reducing waste and addressing materialism, and much more. Consider this your manual of personal empowerment through sustainability as a spiritual practice.
I was honored to be featured recently on the Plant Cunning podcast. It was amazing to talk about the inter-relatedness of druidry, plant medicine, and so much more. Here’s a link to the podcast for a listen!
In the summer of last year, I was invited to be a featured Altarist on the Altar This site. The Altar This site is a really cool project where different people who use and construct altars are interviewed with photos of their altars. I’ve really enjoyed browsing the site to see everything that people do! You can read about my altar setup here!
Tarot Decks and Oracles
I want to thank so many of you for the support you’ve shown for the Tarot of Trees and Plant Spirit Oracle over the years! A considerable portion of both of the sales of these decks go to support good organizations, like the United Plant Savers and, most recently, the fund to save a local forest, White’s Woods. The Plant Spirit Oracle was released a year ago, and we are currently finalizing the 2nd print run since we have almost sold out! The Tarot of Trees regular size edition has been out of stock but will be back in stock hopefully in March or April (the print run is done, so we are just waiting for the arrival of the new cards). If you are interested in getting a regular Tarot of Trees, we are offering 10% off on preorders–you can include the code TOT fan on our Etsy site.
I am planning on starting a regular newsletter (offered at the solstices and equinoxes) starting in Spring 2021. I will feature art giveaways, featured blog posts, news, and sustainable living tips. If you are interested, you can sign up here.
Ok! I think that’s all of the news and updates. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support of my writing, oracles, and art–I very much appreciate all of you :).