Friday, October 28, 2016     Volume: 34, Issue: 14

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Season of the witch: 'Herbie' magic grows wild across SLO County's secret gardens

When Kathryn Clayton tends to the personal poisonous herb garden she keeps at her home in Cambria, she thinks not of the harm they can do, but of all of the good. These taboo herbs—hemlock, nightshade, and mandrake among them—were at one time the only medicines known to man; the only means to soothe, heal, or sedate. Of course, when consumed under unsavory circumstances, these sprouts can conjure a darker result. “There is a great power behind these plants, and I have a great reverence for them,” Clayton says during a... [ Read Article ]