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June’s Full Strawberry Moon

Video Transcript:

As spring turns to summer, and the flowers of May begin to fade, berries burst from bushes. To the Algonquin tribes who once roamed much of North America, June was synonymous with strawberries.

This sweet, tangy and nutritious wild food staple was only available for a short time each year. So June’s full moon naturally came to be known as the Strawberry Moon, a name that was universal to every tribe.

In Europe where strawberries were once unknown, June’s full Moon was most commonly known as the Rose Moon. This was the month when fragrant gardens reached their peak, and the rose bushes exploded into bold color, offering respite from the gray days of winter.

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  • Laura Clayton says:

    LoVe the Strawberry Moon 🍓 My Husband has Lenape Indian in his blood… So we planted flowers & herbs yesterday, Today I continued in the Garden 💐 Thank you SOO much for the info and Beautiful pictures 😊

  • mary ellen says:


  • rosana says:

    thank you.
    I feel closed to nature.

  • Becky says:

    Thank you very much. Thoroughly enjoyed this little clip.

  • Ekal says:

    Did not know own that! Thank you Farmer’s Almanac for all the great info!

  • Shirley says:

    As a young girl, I remember that many truck farmers would plant various vegetables during certain phases of the moon. Plants that produced above the ground were planted during the light of the moon and vegetables that produced below the ground were planted during the dark of the moon.

  • PC says:

    I have Indian in my blood and did all my garden planting yesterday. Thank you Strawberry Moon.

  • Michael Toubi says:

    That was a very good video they should make a full length documentary

  • AMA says:

    Respect the indian culture and have learned so much about mother earth and Farmers
    Almanac is the best.

  • Abe says:

    Very good lnfo.thanks

  • Bob says:

    Mikki There’s a lot schools are not teaching these days, to busy getting the kids ready for stars, tass and sat tests. If it wasn’t for Lincolns face on the five dollar bill they wouldn’t even know who he was.

  • Sam says:

    Mikki, that’s a great question. I feel it definitely would.

  • Theresa Connors Elliot says:

    I look forward to the Farmers’ Almanac Full Moon article each month. Thank you for the interesting information!!!

  • Art says:

    It was AWESOME! And thank you Farmers Almanac!!

  • Mikki says:

    Also love the names of the moons that the Native American’s gave to the moon each month.

  • Brenda says:

    Did not know this. Thank you Farmer’s Almanac!!

  • Anne says:

    Two beautiful names for one moon. It was great last night. Can’t wait for tonight to see the yard lit up from the moon & moonlight garden. Might be a good night to camp out.

  • Mikki says:

    Lovely story about the strawberry moon and the rose moon. It makes me ask the question: If this sort of information was taught in school, would kids become more interesting in astronomy, space, research, etc.?

  • Nee says:

    Love this kind of knowledge. It is part of our history & culture we should all enjoy. Thanks, FA !

  • Gene says:

    Who knew!

  • kyshirl says:

    Strawberry moon – love the info Farmer’s Almanac

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