Cultivation of Herbs (Set)
by Richo Cech (144pp) 2003
All of Richo's growing and
cultivation booklets rolled into one informative set. Includes all
of his previously published works including:
Garden for Diversity, Domestication of Wild Medicinal Plants,
Aromatic & Essential Oil Rich Plants of the Mediterranean,
Growing Chinese Herbs Organically, Echinacea - Native American Tonic
Roots, Middle Earth-Cultivation of Medicinals from the English
Tradition, Saint Johns Wort-Herb of the Sun, Healing with Burdock,
Spiny Friends-Blessed Thistle & Milk Thistle and Growing
Tropical Perennials in the Temperate North. A fantastic deal!
Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs
by Richo Cech (314pp) 2002
Cultivation, Conservation and Ecology. A must have
for all herbalists and, anyone really interested in gathering or
growing medicinal herbs. A beautifully intricate, in-depth and
easily understandable book on our at-risk medicinal herbs: their
habitats, range, cultivation, germination/propagation, special
requirements, yield, preparation, uses, even companion plants.
Insightful and immensely practical knowledge from a truly
experienced herb grower who is seedsman, conservationist and wise
Growing 101 Herbs That Heal
by Tammi Hartung (249 pp) 2000
Wonderful, informative book on growing medicinal
herbs using organic methods. Easily understandable, detailed
instructions. Highly recommended; grow a beautiful medicinal garden.
A must have for any herbal library and a great gift. New!
Growing & Using Herbs Successfully
by Betty E.M. Jacobs
Detailed, easy-to-understand guide to 64 mostly
culinary herbs - their propagation, uses, care, harvesting &
storage. Offers information for developing an herbal business
producing & marketing plants & products.
Herbal Remedy Gardens
by Dorie Byers (219pp) 1999
In-depth instructions for 38 garden plans for
specific health requirements. Also complete profiles of more than 20
medicinal herbs; tips for growing, using, harvesting and much more.
Great for beginners, inspiring down-to-earth reminder for
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West
by Michael Moore (359pp) 2003
Excellent identification herbal for the Western
region. Witty, informative and detailed descriptions of more than
300 native and introduced species. Covers appearance, habitat,
therapeutic uses, constituents, preparations and much more. 80 line
drawings, 44 colour photographs.
Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
by: Steven Foster and Christopher Hobbs (441pp) 2002
Comprehensive, up-to-date information on nearly
500 Western medicinal plant species with full color accompanying
A great pictorial guide of medicinal plants
throughout the west and highly recommended for hikers and plant
identification enthusiasts. Filled with descriptions, habitats,
medicinal use and related species. A must have for any botanical
Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs
by: Steven Foster and James
Duke (411pp) 2000
For our East coast and Central US customers, we
have this comprehensive field guide with up-to-date information on
nearly 500 medicinal plant species of the Eastern and Central United
States with full color photographs.
A great pictorial guide of
medicinal plants and highly recommended for hikers and plant
Copiously filled with descriptions,
habitats, medicinal use and related species. A must have for any
botanical library, and a great accompanying volume to the Western
Planting The Future
edited by: Rosemary Gladstar and Pamela Hirsch (310pp) 2000
An engaging book about saving the wild populations
of our medicinal herbs. Currently our medicinal plant populations
are suffering from loss of habitat, over harvesting and many are at
great risk. This book is a literary consortium from respected
herbalists who share their extensive experience on this important
subject. Filled with personal essays, stories, and grow it yourself
tips for the worlds endangered herbs, this books provides the first
"take action" approach for the general reader. Includes at risk
lists, growing resources, endangered plant alternatives,
photographs, illustrations and much more!
Thoughts on wildcrafting
Grow the herbs that
you want to use. We offer you you seeds, "how-to" booklets and
books. Find alternatives to over-harvested or threatened
plants. Use what is abundant and locally available. Gather
with attention, appreciation and respect. Offer thanks and
acknowledge the life connection, we take much from the earth;
consider what you can give back.
What effect will your
action have on the plant community? Strive for minimal impact,
leave the area at least as wild and as beautiful as you found
it. Take only as little as you need. Harvest only the part of
the plant that you will use at the most appropriate time of
year. Consider taking a few seeds and planting them near your
home or in your garden.
Make SURE you identify
the plants that you are taking. Know the endangered and
threatened plants in your area and NEVER gather them. Educate
yourself about these plants and take steps to protect them.
Practice replanting areas. Tend and care for the wild lands as
if they were your own gardens.
Leave plenty of
healthy, mature seed producing plants where they can easily
reproduce. If unsure harvest no more than 5% of a native plant
and 20% of a naturalised plant. Do not harvest the same area
over and over. Do not harvest within 50' feet of roads, near
mining, agribusiness, etc. Be aware of where fertilisers,
pesticides or weed killers have been used.
Keep a detailed
journal of your wildcrafting.