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September October '17 download - Product Image

September October '17 download

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams Bits and pieces of life on the hill, and what’s new with the magazine. Give Beets a Chance, Rita Richardson Lots of reasons to bring delicious beets into the kitchen, how to prepare them, and 3 recipes.
Echinacea, Tina Sams I accidentally started a chapter on Echinacea for Healing Herbs, and it’s been hanging around in the files waiting for a chance to be in the magazine. Seasonal Oil Change, Maryanne Schwartz As temperature and humidity change, so will our requirements for skin soothing oils.
New Book Excerpt, The Herbalist’s Kitchen by Brittany Wood Nickerson An excerpt from a gorgeous new cookbook/herbal. Look for a review on the blog soon List Article, Your Favorite Winter Medicinal Herbal Preparation? We gathered answers together from the Yahoo! group, the facebook page, and email, to share our favorites.
Helen De Conway Little Medal of Honor Winner, Tina Sams & Maryanne Schwartz We honor and congratulate our friend (and frequent contributor) Sarah Liberta on winning this prestigious award. Gardening with Kathy, Using Herbs in the Landscape, Kathy Musser Tons of great ideas and fun, useful plants that you may not have considered before—or maybe just didn’t think about quite this way.
Flexible Quiche, Marci Tsohonis With just the ingredients that you probably have in the kitchen, and some herbs from the garden, you can put a luscious quiche on the table for the family, or let guests think you worked all day on dinner. Rosemary, Miranda Hoodenpyl Beautiful, fragrant, delicious, and medicinal—rosemary can wear a lot of hats. Well studied and documented, bring this plant and the essential oil (or hydrosol) inside.
Self Heal, Sandy Michelsen This unassuming, little, flowering lawn weed is an important medicinal. Good information, and how to make a self heal salve. Pecan Date Surprises, Sarah Liberta “Beneath the lightly crispy shell of this confection is a rich, gooey center of moist dates and pecans laced with citrus.”
Natural Calendula Soap, Marci Tsohonis With dry winter months coming, this is the soap to make and have on hand. If you haven’t taken that plunge yet, do it now. Use this recipe. Calendula soap is made for winter. The Value of Vitex, Kristine Brown The how’s and why’s of vitex. Learn all about it, as well as how to make a vinegar, oil, and poultice!
The Shakespeare Garden, Jackie Johnson The herb group maintaining the Green Bay Botanical Gardens went all in for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, using the herbs mentioned in his works.

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July August '17 download - Product Image

July August '17 download

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams We're zipping around, hitting festivals, and getting in some time to teach the things we love. Remembering why we do what we do! About the cover--this winsome view of a blooming prairie on the cover has been painted by Aimee Bungard.
Angelica, Dr. Sharon Hagemann Learn about this "giant, bold relative of parsley." Culinary, growing, lore and medicinal information. Growing with Kathy, Seasonal Maintenance, Kathy Musser Organizing your gardening chores so you can enjoy your garden.
Lessons on Stewardship: Chinquapins, Chiggers, and Indian Pipes, Ruth Davis Sometimes the natural world can communicate very clearly. We just need to listen. Sangria and Toast, Rita Richardson Perfect for those warm evenings after finishing in the garden, watching the world go by...
Six Herbs and Spices for a Cooler Summer, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh "...when you're feeling the summer heat, try adding these six herbs and spices into your diet, proven to actually cool down your body!" Marvelous Marshmallow, Kristine Brown All about this fabulous, soothing plant.
Summer Crafts, Tina Sams Try one of these projects this summer. The Ups and Downs of Trademarking, Angela M. Dellutri Ever think about protecting your ideas legally? Read on...
List Article, Cold Teas What are our favorite herbal blends for the hot months of summer? Here are ours. Summer Soap Soiree, Marci Tsohonis One phrase... "Champagne Hot Process Soap."
Sweet Annie, Sandy Michelsen Of all the artemisias, this fragrant, finely cut variety is a favorite of many. Pestos and Pastas, Jackie Johnson Dinner from the garden. Create your own pasta and the sauce to go with it.
Cheese Ball Pops, Sarah Liberta Bite-sized treat on a stick.

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May/June '17 download - Product Image

May/June '17 download

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams Some rare travels. About the Cover - Barbara Steele's beautiful green woman
Seed Paper, Janet Gutierrez Take papermaking to the next step! The Little Onion that Could, Rita Richardson Shallots are so versatile. Recipes for vinegar or oil.
Growing with Kathy, Propagation Part II, Kathy Musser Propagation using division, layering, and root cuttings Nettles for Nourishment, Kristine Brown This brilliant plant can be be an ally in so many ways!
Branding - Brand Personality Wheel, Angela M. Dellutri Have you considered what your brand personality is? Make Time for Thyme, Jackie Johnson Though she be but little, she is fierce! Thyme is small but mighty.
5 Innovative Ways to Use Herbs Around the House, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Ideas, recipes, and inspiration to put those herbs to good use. Natural Perfumes, Crystal Baldwin Have you been wanting to try making your own perfume? This will help.
Ginger Citrus Soap, Marci Tsohonis I can't wait to make this one. Spicy AND citrus! What more could you want? Mistake Becomes Best Seller, Sandy Michelsen Every good herbalist eventually "stumbles" on a favorite mistake.
Use Your Spice Cabinet as Your Medicine Cabinet, Susanna Reppert-Brill These everyday spices will come in handy, if you just know when to use them. List Article - Wild Foods All those wild edible plants outside! Try some of these recipes offered by the Yahoo list and the facebook page readers.
Pottage, Miranda Hoodenpyl A simple country supper.

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March April '17 download - Product Image

March April '17 download

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams Before we get too busy planting, read about the new things happening with TEH. About the Cover Debra Sturdevant is the artist of this issue's cover.
A Peach of an Herb, Kristine Brown Did you know that peaches offer us good medicine in addition to deliciousness? You will. Cheese Cookies with Herbs, Rita Richardson Elegant, tasty, and oh so versatile nibble.
Delights of Travel, Maryanne Schwartz Can any of us visit a new part of the country (or world) and not be enchanted by the flora? Making Your Own Deodorant, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh We've already made and fallen in love with this recipe.
Growing with Kathy, Propagation, Kathy Musser It's time to get those seeds started. List Article, That ONE Herb What would you choose if you could only have one?
Plant a Rainbow in Your Herb Garden, Julia Scheid We often overlook beauty when planting our medicinal gardens. Sage - Beyond Turkey, Jackie Johnson Read this, and you'll need more than one plant and several varieties!
Salt Dough - Not Just for Christmas, Cathy Calfchild A craft that can be used year round. Graceful Solomon's Seal, Ruth Davis This beautiful woodland plant is well worth encouraging and propagating for its healing properties.
Louisiana Lagniappe, Easiest Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sarah Liberta Who doesn't need a quick and easy go-to recipe to wow guests? The Beginning, Angela M. Dellutri We all have some story of how we were led to herbs. This is Angela's.
Chives, Sandy Michelsen If you're not growing herbs now, you'll want some of these useful, carefree, and cheerful allium. Urban Gardening, Molly Sams Sometimes the best intentions just aren't enough - but there's always next year.
Carmelite Water, Susanna Reppert Brill Try this traditional, historical recipe using the herb of the year!

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January February '17 download - Product Image

January February '17 download

Field Notes, Tina Sams 15 years and still loving herbs and herbies! Find out what we're up to next. Arnica, Carol Ann Harlos Just enough about this weed to make you want to know more!
Croutons with Zip, Rita Richardson Make them as good as those delicious bits you pay dearly for. Bringing Rye Whiskey Back to Lancaster, Molly Sams Come along while Molly checks out some really big stills.
Cordials - Just for Fun! Jackie Johnson There are a lot of reasons to make cordials, and the enjoyment and flavor should be two of the first considerations. Kudos to Kelp, Kristine Brown Learn about this delicious, nutritious weed of the ocean.
Retrospective, Various Over the past 15 winters, we've had some wonderful articles, so we took a sampling from each Jan/Feb issue! PMS Salt Soap, Marci Tsohonis Only Marci could blend PMS and Valentine's Day and make it work!
2017 Herb of the Year - Coriandrum sativum, Susanna Reppert-Brill A primer on the HOTY with a couple great recipes, too! Cilantro Salsa, Catherine Love Something a little different...
February Second - Not Just for Groundhogs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Candlemas lore for the curious. Growing with Kathy, Kathy Musser Have you seen me write about our friendly neighborhood herb farmer? Well, meet Kathy! She's agreed to do some articles on growing for the magazine.

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November December '16 download - Product Image

November December '16 download

Field Notes from the Editor, Thinking about Intellectual Property in New Millennium About the Cover, Carey Jung A wintry love song to water in the midst of the struggles for clean water in North Dakota
Sending Herbal Help, Tina Sams How exactly can we be of the most assistance with limited funds, when calls for help are becoming so frequent? Herby Pasta Comfort, Rita Richardson In the deep of winter, rich gooey old fashioned macaroni and cheese can sure hit the spot.
Cannabis, Rochelle Baca Legal in several states, it is time for the discussion of this valued medicinal plant to begin in earnest, out in broad daylight. A Newbie Herbie, Chelsea Nasatka The tale of finding one's newly born inner herbie on a trip to a woman's herbal gathering...
Exploring Herbal Preparations (Pao Zhi) in TCM, Daniel Cashman Each different means of preparing a medicine gives it a different name. This article helps demystify these processes. Nature Ornaments, Janet Gutierrez Using the beauty of nature to decorate for the holidays.
Essential Oil Primer Crossword Puzzle, Marge Clark A fun way to learn a LOT. Puzzles provide a ton of information in a relatively small space. I love this one. Herbalist Gift Giving Guide, Jackie Johnson You'll find over 15 fabulous ideas and recipes in this article. Something for everyone!
Seasonal Benefits of Pine, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Pleasant uses for pine and various conifers we associate with the season. Several great recipes/instructions. White Pine, Dr JoAnn Quattrone Ode to this medicine tree.
Three Kings Soap, Marci Tsohonis Mmmmm... a deluxe soap scented with a blend of essential oils you'll love. Bonus soap ball instruction. Sensational Cinnamon, Kristine Brown There's a lot more to cinnamon than a little sprinkle over your latte. Recipes included for Cinnamon Cocoa and Cinnamon Rose Elixir!
The Role of the Carrier in Aromatherapy, Lisa Marie Layman Carrier are the unsung work horses in aromatherapy. Learn how 6 popular carrier oils work, and when they are best used. Giving the Gift of Relaxation, Debra Sturdevant Have you wanted to try making bath fizzies? Debra gives complete instructions and a great recipe!

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September October 2016 downloadable - Product Image

September October 2016 downloadable

Field Notes from the Editor, Life on the Hill Elderberry, Dr. JoAnn Quattrone, How many ways can you love elderberries?
Seeds & Stars - A Healing Path, Susan Hess, The seasons and rhythms of herbs are part of us. Pumpkin Spice Soap, Janet Gutierrez, Make this luscious fall soap!
How About Hops? Rebekah Bailey, You aren't going to believe what she's been doing with hops. Make Ahead Holiday Libations, Rita Richardson, Mmmm... 5 deliciously different recipes to get started on right now.
Vive la Stinking Rose, Marci Tsohonis, How to select varieties, grow, harvest, and store garlic with a bonus recipe. Redeeming Ragweed, Kristine Brown, Can ragweed find redemption? Is it looking? The answer lies within these pages.
Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Jackie Johnson, Foods can help or hurt. Learn how to eat for less inflammation. Some inspiring recipes included. Fall Memories of Country Pickles, Debra Sturdevant, Mom's Icicle Pickles
Horsetail: Plants as Old as Time, Molly Sams, Why have we used this plant for so long, in so many ways? Distilling Herbs, Tina Sams, Ever wonder how essential oils are made?
"Strange" Soups, Maryanne Schwartz, A couple delicious, warming soups to welcome the cold weather. Compost Tea, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh, Nourish those plants with a drink.
Bay Leaf Wreath, Susanna Reppert-Brill, A fun project for holiday home decor.

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July/August 2016 Downloadable issue - Product Image

July/August 2016 Downloadable issue

Field Notes Days of future past, or always trying to put ourselves a few months ahead. An' May It Harm None, Lisa Marie Layman What the heck is going on in the essential oil industry these days and how do we learn what we need to know?
Crudites Parisienne, Rita Richardson A light summer dish. Things to Do with Dandelions, Sandy Michelsen Salve, jelly and fritters from the lowly but oh-so-valuable dandelion.
Pied Piper Picked... Tina Sams All around us there are tea ingredients! Rose Petal Panna Cotta, Melanie Underwood Delicious, creamy, and flavored with roses.
Echinacea, The Immune Enhancer, Joe Smulevitz What's the latest word on echinacea? Herbies had it right all along. A Forest Visit, Debra Sturdevant The cool northern woods are still full of wildflowers.
Interview with Marlene Adelman, Molly Sams The person behind the Herbal Academy. Sunny St John's Wort, Kristine Brown All about this sunny and unassuming plant
Crossword Puzzle - Cayenne, Tina Sams How much do you know about peppers. Cucumber Mint Soap, Marci Tsohonis Summer in a soap bar
Just Lemon Balm, Molly Sams Molly's take on one of her favorite herbs Music as Medicine, Chloe Smith Using music to heal
Scrubs of Summer, Tina Sams & Maryanne Schwartz Lots of ways to incorporate herbs and flowers to soothe and smooth summer skin. Lovage, The Nearly Forgotten Herb, Jackie Johnson There are many wonderful uses for this big, glorious herb!
Cover by Carey Adler Jung

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May/June 2016 downloadable issue - Product Image

May/June 2016 downloadable issue

Field Notes Big, beautiful changes here at TEH. About the Cover Carey's inspiration, along with some info on the other original artwork in the magazine.
Misophonia & Me: Dealing with Misophonia Using Herbs, Molly Sams Do the sounds other people make (breathing, chewing, humming, etc.) drive you batty? This is for you. Shenk's Ferry or is that Fairy? Maryanne Schwartz A glimpse of one of PA's most diverse wildflower preserves.
Sweet Woodruff, Rita Richardson Pretty enough to grow just for looks, there are many other reasons. Holistic Stress Relief, Jackie Johnson Tons of de-stressors that can be used by just about everyone.
Eleuthero:The Idea Adaptogen, Joe Smulevitz Siberian Ginseng has been more thoroughly tested than any other adaptogen - and earns an A. No Bake Strawberry Basil Cheescake, Melanie Underwood Serve up some summertime with delight!
Herbs for Grief, Suzan Tobias Scholl No two people will experience grief the same way, but there are herbal helpers for all of us. Burdock, Not Just a Weed, Carol Ann Harlos Have you tried Gobo? That's just one of the names from around the world that this root vegetable goes by.
21 Days to A Tea Habit, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh You will find something here to like! Plentiful Plantain, Kristine Brown This generous plant is just about knocking at my door! We will take that as an invitation to invite him in and put on the kettle.
The Spiral Herb Garden, Debra Sturdevant Great illustrated instructions for building this garden. Garden Grit, Marci Tsohonis Spring hands show signs of their time in the garden. This soap can help.
How to Identify, Harvest, Prepare & Use Usnea, Morgan Visser Tincture...tea...powder...oil...? You're going to be lichen this! Wildcrafting & Processing Herbs, Sandy Michelsen Some tips and timely advice.

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March/April 2016 Issue Downloadable - Product Image

March/April 2016 Issue Downloadable

Field Notes, Tina Sams Making lemonade from lemons, or movin' on down.
In the Liminal, Adrie Lester Poetry.
Clingy Cleavers, Kristine Brown Learn all about this early spring helper.
Herb Notes from 1000 Foods, Rita Richardson Book review.
Simmering Spices, Maryanne Schwartz A recipe to cleanse the air.
Relief from Restless Leg Syndrome, Liz Fulcher Several great remedies to help put an end to that creepy crawly feeling.
Floriography, The Silent Language of Flowers, Debra Sturdevant Communication was accomplished without uttering a word. Here's how...
The Healing Power within Turmeric: Curcumin, Joe Smulevitz This amazing spice has so much to offer us. It can address a great variety of ailments, and it complements so many dishes, too.
Crossword Puzzle, Cayenne A little fun with the herb of the year.
Mountain Mint: Notable Native 2016, Molly Sams One of our favorite plants for pollinators here in our garden.
Colonial Gardens, Jackie Johnson Not so long ago, these gardens made the difference between a hard winter, and a terribly hard winter.
Native American Plant, Labrador Tea, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh Read about this folk medicine also known as "Indian Tea."
What Your Liver Needs, Suzan Tobias Scholl What are the best ways to help keep this very vital organ... well... vital?
Figgie-Oat Honey Soap, Marci Tsohonis Another spectacular and unusual soap recipe from Marci.
Violets: Jewels of the Field, Elisha Goulet It's almost time to spend a few hours on the ground picking violets. Find out why you'll want to take part in this spring tradition.
Using Herbs in Self Care, Molly Sams We so often forget how to slow down and relax, but with a few herbal preparations, it can be much easier.
Rosemary, Because I Remember! Tina Sams This versatile tender perennial has long been a part of herbal legends.
It All Starts with the Harvest, Susanna Reppert-Brill A chart showing tea from harvest to cup, and how it got there.

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January/February 2016 downloadable - Product Image

January/February 2016 downloadable

Field Notes Some personal thoughts as we leap into our 15th year of publication. About the Cover Carey Jung talks about her inspiration for this issue's cover.
About the Cover Carey Jung talks about her inspiration for this issue's cover. Introduction to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Daniel Cashman A little history, and some information on how TCM is used today.
Beginner Medicinal Herbs for Children - Flu Season, Dawnmarie Schneider Do you know how to dose a child with herbs? Some really helpful herbs and how to use them. Clary Sage, Carol Ann Harlos Learn about this gloriously showy and useful member of the Salvia family.
Toners, Tina Sams Quick and easy facial toners to keep your skin feeling Garden Journals, Jackie Johnson Keeping track of what goes on from year to year is a valuable habit to acquire. Jackie talks about lots of things we might not have thought to include.
Returning to My Herbal Roots, Catherine Love A year-end remembrance and return. Greeting the Cold Moon, Jackie McDowell Staying comfortable in the wintertime cold can be a challenge during the monthly cycles, but herbs can help.
February, Adrie Lester A poem. How'd We Get Here? Tina Sams As our EH family has grown and grown, we realized that maybe some of you might like to "meet" us and hear a tiny bit of our story.
Kicking Crud with Cayenne, Kristine Brown Cayenne--Herb of the Year--as only Kristine can write about it. Pain: Herbs That Help, Suzan Tobias Scholl What is pain and how can we use herbs to help deal with it?
Bohemian Rose Soap, Marci Tsohonis With a name like that, what else do you need to know? I want that soap!!! Combating Stress & Sadness with Herbs, Michelle Pfaff Personal experience is unfortunately a great teacher.
Cupcake Tin Herb Cubes, Rita Richardson Preserving herbs. Surviving the Long Winter, Debbie Sturdevant Great suggestions for pulling through and getting to the other side along with a beautiful illustration, also by Debbie.
Tea Time, Sandy Michelsen Some tea history, and wonderful blends you can make. Perfect for relaxing with a good book. Spring Cleaning with Herbs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Non-toxic, natural cleaning solutions are less expensive and less damaging to our skin, surfaces, and the environment.
Tea Crafting for Winter Wellness, Kori Rodley Some great herbal teas to support and assist in the winter.

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November/December '15 download - Product Image

November/December '15 download

Field Notes, Tina Sams As the seasons change, we prepare to begin our 15th year! Carey's cover - perfectly captures the sights and scents of the season.
The Lazy Composter, Sue Kusch Down to earth instructions that anyone with a little plot of land can use. American Ginseng, Jackie Johnson The ethics of cultivated and wild growing as well as the history challenges of growing ginseng as a crop.
Gift Idea - Mug Mat, Tina Sams Share the scents of the season with friends. Herbs for Holiday Stress Relief, Catherine Love Lots of options to help you cope with the pressures that can arise.
Holiday Sweets w/ Exotic Herbs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Ginger shortbread and a spectacular citrus dessert sure to delight family and holiday visitors. Fall in Love with Hydrosols, Part 2, Liz Fulcher Hydrosols are becoming more available, so good information on their uses is great to have!
Putting Together a Gift Basket, Tina Sams It looks so simple, but there are a few tricks to putting together a visually attractive presentation. Perfectly Pine, Kristine Brown Pine needles and resin have many medicinal, culinary, and even handy household uses. You won't look at one in the same way again.
Urine for It (You're in for It), Suzan Tobias Scholl We rarely think of our urinary system until there's a problem. There are many ways we can care for it to keep it up and running. Holiday Sugar & Spice Soap & Scrubs, Marci Tsohonis Beautiful ideas for gift giving or to brighten up the guest bathroom.
The Herb Taste War: Cilantro vs. Ivory Soap, Rita Richardson We have this battle on the farm, with half of us loving it and half of us unable to bear it Gift Idea - Solid Perfume, Maryanne Schwartz Last minute idea (if need be). Make them today, share them tomorrow.
Enjoying Your Christmas Tree, Sandy Michelsen Recipes for salve and syrup, and more history and lore. Last Words After S.P., Adrie Lester Gardening while grieving.
Artwork by Debra Sturdevant Cover Art by Carey Jung

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September/October '15 download - Product Image

September/October '15 download

Field Notes It seems that the only constant is change. All Hallow's Eve! Molly Sams Some spooky plant lore for herbies.
The Nuances of New England Aster, Kristine Brown That beautiful purple in autumn needs to come inside with you. Find out why. 25 Herb To-Dos for Fall, Rita Richardson Simple ideas to celebrate the season.
Dream Pillows, Jackie Johnson Complete instructions and information for beautiful (or utilitarian) pillows to improve sleep and dreams. Goldenrod, Tina Sams This glowing weed has much healing to offer.
In Hot Pursuit of Peppers, Int'l Herb Association A preview of the 2016 Herb of the Year. Such powerful little peppers. The Wild Rose, Sandy Michelsen Have you carefully dried wild rose petals? Here are some things to do with them.
Harvest Time, Perfect for Tea Time! Cathy Calf Child Teas from your yard or from halfway around the globe - something new for everyone! Autumn Projects for the Still Room, Catherine Love 5 great projects to make now.
Savon di Alep, Marci Tsohonis Make world famous soap in your own home. How's that for spectacular? Take a Breather, Suzan Scholl We breathe over 23,000 times a day. Read about herbs and techniques to help make it better.
Making Your Own Hard Cider, Gregory Snader The apples are ripe, and cider is showing up everywhere. Great instructions for making your own "hard" cider! Cosmetics for Sensitive Skin, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Cold, dry weather is on the way. These preparations will help your skin survive.
Cover by Carey Jung Additional original artwork by Debra Sturdevant

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July/August 15 - Product Image

July/August 15

Field Notes, Tina Sams Deciding what to keep and what to let go to make room for life. About the Cover, Carey Jung She was drawn to tropical beaches for this issue's cover.
Herbal Brews to Help Beat the Heat, Catherine Love What could be more refreshing than these perfect blends? Floral Waters and Colognes, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Make your own wearable scents, starting with these recipes.
"Brainiac/Maniac:" Herbs that Support the Nervous System, Suzan T Scholl The nervous system is important for our emotional and physical well-being. Learn to support it naturally. Mints, Mints & More Mints, Sandy Michelsen Easy to grow and use, there's a reason that mints are in almost every herb garden.
Creating a Nature Table, Betsy May Do you come home with pockets full of seeds, rocks, and feathers? This is for you. Roll Me Over, In the Clover, Cathy Calf Child Need a reason to gather the red clover growing outside? Cathy gives us about 100 good ones.
Loving That Lavender, Kristine Brown All about lavender and her lessons. Instructions for an eye pillow, too! Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia), Jackie Johnson How and why to use this beautiful, relaxing herb.
Corn Mother Silk Soap, Marci Tsohonis Lush, silky bubbles from the oft overlooked corn silk. What's in a Name? Sue Kusch Do you know your officinale from your vulgaris? You should.
My Love Affair with Lavender, Gale LaScala Some fascinating history regarding lavender. What Drew Me to Herbs? List We asked the Yahoo! group how they first became interested in herbs.
Herbal Kitchen Braid, Rita Richardson Keep culinary herbs handy with this attractive craft, and maybe make an extra or two for gifts.

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May/June 15  - Product Image

May/June 15

Field Notes by Tina Sams Validation isn't always needed, but it sure is nice. Aromatherapy for Beginners, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Safety info and a quick overview on a dozen great oils.
The Humble Strawberry, Cathy Calf Child Native medicine teaching will make you liok at the strawberry a little differently. Self Heal, Sandy Michelsen Unassuming, but oh-so-valuable, find out what this weed can do.
Butters and Creams, Jamie Jackson Great information on working with lots of butters and creating luscious skin soothers. Kids Corner, Dancing with Dandelions, Kristine Brown Learn to love these sunny little helpers. Almost everywhere at this time of year, Kristine gives us tons of ways to utilize them.
Through the Looking Glass: Arthur Rackham, Susanna Reppert Susanna's series on fairy artists highlights a prolific illustrator. It's Time to Fall in Love with Hydrosols, Pt 1, Liz Pulcher What are hydrosols and why you should know about them, use them, care for them, and love them.
Our Friend Nettles, Ben Cohen Are nettles growing near you? Get to know them, fresh or dried! Quiz--Questions for Herb Gardeners, Carol Ann Harlos Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.
Spring Wildcrafting, Catherine Love Some favorite wildlings to keep an eye out for in late spring and early summer. Nigella--The Underused Beauty, Jackie Johnson Love in a Mist, stunning in the garden and useful in the home.
Lemon Verbena Shampoo Soap, Marci Tsohonis Mmmm! Lemon Verbena is the scent of summer for some, and it is spectacular in body care products. A bar shampoo to try. Gatherings, Rita Richardson "Snippets of this and a little bit of that for the herb lover and cook."
My Aching Back, Barbara Steele A look back at old-time liniments and some recipes to try. These are as useful today as they ever were. Hydraulics & Herbs, Suzan Tobias Scholl Part 3 "Your Cheatin' Heart" takes up where the previous articles on the Lymph and Circulatory systems left off.

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March/April 2015 PDF - Product Image

March/April 2015 PDF

Field Notes, Tina Sams Even in the middle of winter with no outside work to be done, time management is elusive. Two Easy Ways to Get Allergy Relief with Essential Oils, Liz Fulcher Learn about some oils and that help, and how to administer them safely!
Folk Remedies for Arthritis, Sandy Michelsen Take your pick from these old concoctions. They do get passed down for a reason. Plant an Herbal Sundial, Stephany Hoffelt Science + magic = flowers telling time.
Kid's Corner! Check Out Chickweed, Kristine Brown Chickweed should be out in force now, and you'll want to find her. Well-Seasoned Salt, Rita Richardson Take that shaker from the mundane to the extraordinary!
Dandelion Fritters, Marietta Barnett Food that greets the springtime. Creamy Irish Broth with Vegetables, Janice Masters Perfect for those inbetween days when winter fights to hold off spring.
My Snakebite Adventure, Jamie Jackson with Sam Coffman Don't try this at home, kids... but amazing first-person advice for any sort of venomous encounter o
The Herbs of Avalon, Jackie Johnson Jackie is putting Glastonbury on a lot of wish lists with this article. As if we needed more reasons. Hex Signs & PA Dutch Herbalism, Molly Sams 3 generations away from family who were treated by these healers, the interest is stirred anew.
Kava: The Relaxation Inducer, Joe Smulevitz Exactly what is the status of Kava's safety? You might be surprised to find out. Rosemary Lavender Soap, Marci Tsohonis Pure summer sunshine, airy breezes, and clean, fresh scents: this soap.
Time to Sip My Garden Again, Marcia E Herman Gather the herbs for year-round brewing. Through the Looking Glass II, Susanna Reppert Learn about fairy artist Ida Sherbourne Rentoul in this issue!
Spring Cleaning in the Still Room, Catherine Love Natural cleansers for the house, just in time. Favorite Spring Tonic, Jackie Johnson This looks delicious - like root beer.

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January/February 2015 PDF - Product Image

January/February 2015 PDF

Field Notes, Tina Sams How do we absorb herbal knowledge? About the Cover Announcing our 2015 cover artist--Carey Adler Jung!
The Healing Mists, Liz Henle Rediscover an ancient women's healing ritual. Winter Moisturizing, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Make these softening and moisturizing skin delights.
Through the Looking Glass, Susanna Reppert Brill A glimpse into the life of Fairy Artist, Cicely Mary Barker. First in a new series! What Will You Do This Winter? List Article We asked the Yahoo! group what they are looking forward to in the quiet of winter.
Making Time, Rachel Johnston The things you love most often fall to the end of the list. Shouldn't they come first? Matcha Tea, Jackie Johnson Revered for thousands of years, this powdered tea deserves a place in your cup.
Dried Flower Candle Decals, Maryanne Schwartz Turn a plain pillar candle into a work of art, or make a wax hurricane lamp. Creativitea, Molly Sams So many herbs to try!
Elders & Herbs: People, Pets & Herbs, Janice Masters Companion animals benefit from the food as medicine adage, with a sprinkling of herbs. o
2015 Herbs in the Spotlight, Tina Sams This year, Savory and Common Dittany have been chosen for study. TMJ, Adrian White Herbal help for Temporalmandibular Joint Disorder.
Herbal Crafting with Kids, Sharlene Young-Bolen Fun projects for kids. Balsam Poplar (Cottonwood) Soap, Marci Tsohonis Oil infused with Cottonwood buds is the base for this luxury bar.
Interesting Folk Remedies for Cold and Flu, Sandy Michelsen A collection of ways to ease those winter bugs, including chicken soup. Excerpts from Granny's Remedy Book, Susan Hess 19th century Pennsylvania cough remedies, many (or variations) still in common use.
3 Categories of Skin Issues, Jamie Jackson So you say you have a rash, eh? Scents from the Still Room, Catherine Love Refreshing the scent of home in the middle of winter.

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November December '14

Field Notes Original thought and ideas in herbalism. Unique Holiday Season Recipes, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh A selection of delectables for the holidays.
Cutting Back, Jamie Jackson Sometimes things don't work out the way the books say they will. Fire Cider--A Tradition Not a Trademark, Rosemary Gladstar A complete explanation of what has been happening and the recipe.
6 Herbs to Fight Viruses, Sandy Michelsen Good info for staying healthy, and a recipe for elderberry syrup. Gift of Health for the Holidays, Heddy Johannesen Instructions for making an herbal gift, and the lore that goes with it.
Soap Connections, Solstice Fire Soap, Marci Tsohonis A super deluxe bar. Fireplace Bundles, Rita Richardson Rest by the fire with these starters, soup, and bread.
What Goes Around, "Hydraulics & Herbs" Part 2, Suzan T Scholl How does that blood get around? How can you help? The Roots are not Evil, Marita A Orr Root medicine isn't so scary.
Slow Medicine, Connecting Herbalism to the Food Movement, Adrian White Food is our medicine. Dyeing with Herbs, Michele Pfaff Some easy dyeing tips.
Gathering an Herb Study Group, Kristine Brown How to start a group. Sumac, Susanna Reppert Brill What is it and how do you use it?
Cover art by Carey Adler Jung

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Field Notes from the Editor Sometimes it's the simplest things that make a summer in the garden memorable. Horse Radish, Jackie Johnson Growing, harvensting and preserving this pungent, healthful root.
Beer Bread, Marci Tsohonis Make a quick bread with a bottle of beer. Accidental Herb Garden, Gail LaScala How does a garden become so full of pleasant surprises?
Alehoof, Carol Anne Harlos A weed with many nicknames, we forget the many uses of this one. Fall Fun with Herbs, Catherine Love Bake up the recipe included, and enjoy these last days of outdoor productivity.
Visit to Twa Corbies' Hollow, Heddy Johannesen A fascinating autumn visit to a permaculture homestead in the Nova Scotia highlands. Roots: Your Best Defense, Marita A Orr So many wonderful roots at our "toe-tips" just waiting to help.
Kitchen Oil, Rita Richardson A culinary masterpiece, everytime. Mother of Vinegars, Adrian White A primer on herbal kombuchas and oyxmels!
Midwest Womens' Conference Interviews, Jamie Jackson Visit with Kristine Brown and Gail Faith Edwards. Pumpkins & Jack o'Lanterns, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh Yummilicious fall treats that feature our favorite fall vegetable.
Soap Connection, Elderflower Honey-Ale Soap, Marci Tsohonis Complete instructions to make this unusual skin loving soap. Your Sump--The Lymphatic System, Suzan Tobias Scholl Get a better understanding of this critical internal defensive warrior
Sage Advice, Sandy Michelsen Think of sage as a turkey herb? It has so much more to offer! Root Drawings by Carey Jung Thanks to Carey for the drawings throughout the magazine.

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Field Notes Some thoughts on sharing gardens with neighbors. Black Strap Syrups, Adrian White An interesting, little-used method to make syrups that are filled with vitamins and minerals.
Herbal Beverage Syrups, Stephany Hoffelt Preserve the herbs and flowers so that you can drink them for months to come. Oh Cover; My Cover: The "Skinny" on Herbs, Suzan Scholl For such a large organ, we don't think about our skin nearly enough.
Herb Crafts, Heddy Johannesen A delightful melange of crafts that will be fun to play with during the last months of summer. Crossword Puzzle--Around the Garden, Tina Sams A little something light to work in the hammock.
Mediterranean Diet--You Still Have Time to Garden for It, Jackie Johnson A guide to one of the healthiest eating plans on the planet. Rose Rosette, Jamie Jackson Are your roses doing okay? Be on the look-out for Rosette.
Preserving Culinary Herbs, Sandy Michelsen Several delicious methods of keeping the herbs that will empower you to savor and use them all year long--and plant even more next year. Soap Connections, Marci Tsohonis Marci shares some of the things she's learned from years of soaping.
Elders & Herbs: Simple Skin Care from the Kitchen and Garden, Janice Masters Some simple and nourishing kitchen skin soothers to use topically and as food. Trial by Herbs, Molly Sams After a life time of watching from the sidelines, it's time to step up to the plate.
Roots to Dye For, Marita Orr Natural dying can be very fulfilling and the roots are just about ready! What is an Herbal Meat Rub? Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Wet or dry? What goes into them? Why? Well, Marcy will tell us and add a couple recipes as well!

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