|Ghost Ranch, home of the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference|
I attended as many classes as I could, presented a class myself, danced the night away to a variety of musicians and happily basked in the presence of so many wonderful people and herbalists.
I made a couple purchases at the conferences, doing my part to support teachers, medicine makers and other inspiring folks.
One treasure I devoured the entire way home was the Plant Healer Annual.
This is a printed version of the revolutionary Plant Healer Magazine which is published electronically every three months.
This black and white book boasts over 600 pages of printed material from over 60 contemporary herbalists. The breadth of information and diversity of writers makes this a special snapshot in time of modern herbalism.
From Kiva and Wolf's inspiring writings
to Sean Donahue's biographies of historical monographs
to Virginia Adi's in depth monographs
to Matthew Wood's series on the cardiovascular system
to columns written for and by children (like Herbal Roots Zine author, Kristine Brown)
to 7Song's botany series
to jim mcdonald's energetics column
to John Gallagher's grassroots marketing series
to Paul Bergner's innovative musings
to Robin Rose Bennett's soulful writings
to Ananda Wilson's tree medicine
to Phyllis Light's illuminating monographs
to Sam Thayer's foraging expeditions
to Henriette Kress' clinical perspectives
to Loba's enchanting foods...
and on and on and on. This book will take me weeks to fully read, and a lifetime to fully absorb.
You can purchase your own copy along with a quarterly subscription by
Enjoy a piece of herbal history!
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