Midsummer in the Mountains: Nocturnal Flowers and Woodland Revels

Midsummer in the Mountains: Nocturnal Flowers and Woodland Revels

Come high Summer in the Southwest, the wildfires rage and nearly everything dries to dust. There’s a great stillness as the land seems to hold its breath in anticipation of the rainy season that usually arrive sometime in the second week of July. There’s a palpable tension as we all wait to see how much fire damage will accumulate around us and what will survive until those first blessed drops of rain kiss the parched earth.  Even here in the mountains, the grass has all turned gold and the river trickles across the rocks in small rivulets. Wildlife clings close to any water sources and the afternoons are quiet as the sun beats against volcanic cliffs. The vibrant and diverse communities of life often only become apparent after the sun begins its dip into the...

Herbal Conferences Guide and Directory

Herbal Conferences Guide and Directory

Herbal Conferences Guide & Directory   Excerpts from The Free Plant Healer EBook of Events for Herbalists by Jesse Wolf Hardin Below is a lengthy excerpt from the Plant Healer Conferences Guide, featuring helpful tips for selecting the events that will serve you best.  Download the free EBook guide with its extensive Directory of dozens of popular herbal conferences, plus the entire set of articles including The Herbal Conference Experience which features contributions from Rosemary Gladstar, Corinna Wood and many other event organizers from around the country. You can read here on the blog or download you own PDF copy: From the Conferences Guide: As the publishers of Plant Healer Magazine and the organizers of the annual Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous, we...

Plant Healer News and Sneak Peek

Plant Healer News and Sneak Peek

PLANT HEALER NEWS Summer Issue Sneak Peek www.PlantHealerMagazine.com Dammit!  Dammit! The just-finished Summer 2013 Plant Healer is over 320 pages in length…. a new record, even though we said we’d do our best to keep it smaller – presenting over 120,000 words of herbal wisdom and inspiration, a single magazine issue the size of all but the largest books!  We tried, we tried, believe me – but what’s an editor to do when so many excellent articles have been submitted?  Get ready for another epic journey across the vast and diverse landscapes of folk herbalism, through a forest of useful tips, recipes, herbal history, wildcrafting, art and lore… a veritable garden of delight.  Kiva and I have spent 3 months putting it together, and it’s important to...

21st Century Herbalist – Review Copies & Discounts

21st Century Herbalist – Review Copies & Discounts

21st Century Herbalists Book Now Shipping The first shipments of our new book 21st Century Herbalists have mailed out, with more following soon, and everyone should have theirs soon.  As some of you have already gotten to see, Wolf put a lot of work into the questions and the respondents shared both their wisdom and their personal stories.  Please do let me know how you like them and what your favorite parts are (as well as whether or not we can quote you): Write Wolf and I at: HerbalResurgence@gmail.com Limited Edition Selling Out There are less than 100 copies left of the Limited Edition hardcover versions, and soon only the regular paperbacks will be available.  Order in the next few weeks to have a chance of getting one of the few cloth bound copies before...

The Folk Herbal Tribe

The Folk Herbal Tribe

The Folk Herbal Tribe by Jesse Wolf Hardin www.AnimaCenter.org   www.HerbalResurgence.org Whether we realize it or not, we are – as clinicians, gardeners, foragers, medicinal plant conservationists, botanists, plant illustrators, students as well as teachers of plant medicine – all constituent members of an herbal community. This is true even if we mainly do our work or pursue our passion alone, happen to feel like outsiders, avoid herbal events, or treat only family and friends. We are qualified by virtue of our interests, focus, calling or commitment… and if we identify with the group, we belong. No vetting or voting required. It is our community, because of what we share in common. The word “community” itself comes from the Latin communis,...

21st Century Herbalists Book Wholesale Offer

21st Century Herbalists Book Wholesale Offer

21st Century Herbalists Book Special Wholesale Offer — Herbalist Interviews Books Shipping Soon —- We just got word from our printers that softcover versions of our new interviews book “21st Century Herbalists” are finished and on their way to us, with the Limited Edition hardcovers following shortly thereafter.  We’re excited to soon be able to start shipping copies out to all of you who preordered! Please Consider Selling Copies Yourself Do you have an Herbal Store, Clinic, or Mail Order Catalog where you could help me distribute 21st Century Herbalists?  Do you table at conferences or health fairs? Or do you have a minute to recommend this book to the manager of your local herb store or whole foods store, please? For the first time ever, we are...

A Daily Devotion: Passion, Purpose, and Practice for the Herbalist

A Daily Devotion: Passion, Purpose, and Practice for the Herbalist

A Daily Devotion:  Passion, Purpose, & Practice for the Herbalist by Kiva Rose Hardin “You too can be carved anew by the details of your devotion” -Mary Oliver “It takes long practice, yes. You have to work. Did you think you could snap your fingers, and have it as a gift? What is worth having is worth working for.” -Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials I have frequent discussions with my students in which they’re struggling to understand how they can fit into what they see as the role of an herbalist. Some may base it more on a clinician model, while others have been more influenced by a village wise woman archetype. Either, and anything in between, can work wonderfully if that’s the role that best suits the individual and their context. The...