Friday, April 17, 2009

Herb Blog Contest - Week 8

Bertha Reppert (1919-1999) was the founder of The Rosemary House and our mum. She was a Renaissance woman ahead of her time when she opened a herb and spice shop in a conservative East coast town in 1968. Convinced that once everyone learned about herbs they would love these plants as much as she did, she became an avid educator about the secrets of herbs. Lecturing, writing and always promoting herbs, Bertha Reppert became a mentor to many. This weeks prize is a copy of her last herbal and one of our very favorites.
Bertha Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal features 365 herbal essays one for each day of the year. Written like she is speaking to a friend this book is fun, informative and easy to read. Many folks have told us they reread the book every year and make their own daily notes in the margins. Be sure to leave a comment to this post and at the other participating herbal blogs (see the links below) for your chance to win this clever book (an $18.00 value) filled with herbal lore, recipes and crafts (priceless). Sisters Susanna, the herbalist, and Nancy, the culinary artist, continue to share their Mother's love of all things herbal at The Rosemary House, the herb and spice gift shop, and at Sweet Remembrances tea room.
The following blogs are also participating, so stop over, post a comment on these blogs for additional chances to win this weeks giveaway AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.

Nature's Gift to be announced (next week)
Torchsong Studio to be announced (two weeks)
The Essential Herbal - magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti’s Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House (where a list of winners will be posted on the 24th)
Check back we have a couple more weeks of give-aways!

33 comments:

Melonie said...

This sounds delightful!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

comfrey cottages said...

please throw my name in the hat dear!what a wonderful thing it is that bertha's two daughters continue with the business she started! thanks for this kind opportunity! hugs :)

Regina said...

Well since I won the herbal teas, I was going to lay low on these giveaways but this book sounds way too neat! Count me in!

Green Womyn said...

Oh I would LOVE to win this wonderful book!

danielle_sales@ig.com.br

Kim said...

This book looks like it would be a nice addition to my collection!

nfmgirl said...

Fantastic! It sounds like a lovely herbal book. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Louise Z said...

I want one...what a super mom you have Hugs

Carapace said...

What a wonderful book! Sounds useful and happyifying. Add me to the contest?

Jenine said...

Please sign me up. This book sounds like a wonderful read.

Karen said...

I'd love a copy... I'll buy one if I don't win. I have a friend in Mechanicsburg that raves about Rosemary House!

nancy bauer said...

Oh, I want one! I love her books and the shop!!!! Nancy

foxwoodfarm99@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This book sounds wonderful! I hope, I hope, I hope - although i rarely "win" see you soon. Chris McDowell

Crafty Gardener said...

This sounds like a wonderful book to add to my herbal library. I'm entering my name and keeping my fingers crossed.

craftygardener at xplornet dot com

Marge said...

OH yes... I really want to win this one!

marge at naturesgiftDOTcom

Mary said...

I'm so glad this contest led me to your site; I'm looking forward to exploring it. Please enter me in the contest for Bertha Reppert's book.

Sara said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a neat book!!!

Deb said...

What a delightful sounding book. I'm sure there is a place for it in my life.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Deb

debraATteleportDOTcom

Jenn said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! It looks wonderful!

herbsRgreat said...

I love what your mother did and the fact that you are carrying on from her example. Put my name in for a chance to win a book. It looks like it is full of wonderful things.

Karen said...

Add my name to your list of peeps that are interested in winning your fabulous stuff
Happy Sunday to you

Filly said...

Oooh, I'd love to win this one!

fillynn (at) juno (dot) com

Ruth said...

Would love to read this book. Enter me please!

Karen Mallinger said...

Wow! I wasn't even aware of this book. Sign me up!
Karen Mallinger
www.allgoodegifts.com

Marty's Majik said...

Thanks Tina for the pictures of the festival - it was GREAT!! I would love to have this book to add to my Bertha Reppert collection - and read a morning excerpt from her daily - what a GREAT way to start each herbal day.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Please add me to your drawing. What a wonderful & inspirational-sounding book. Great contest.

(Thank you for continually coming up with ways for those who love herbs to connect & learn from each other.)

FairyLover said...

THis book looks great. Can't wait to see it.

Kathi
hippiefairylover@yahoo.com

Brynne said...

Looks fabulous, please count me in!

Betsy said...

Please put my name in the hat for this book. This journal looks like a good daily read for herbies. What a nice memory of Bertha Reppert who was known far and wide for her dedication to a herbal life. Some friends got a chance to visit her shop years ago and loved it.

Majhada said...

What a clever book. It sounds like a great prize. Please add me to the list of hopefuls. Thanks!

Laura said...

This looks AWESOME!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

The book "TwelveMonth Herbal" sounds wonderful it would be so informative and useful. I'd love to have a copy. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

Jody

visionquest2020@msn.com

BlossomingTree said...

I would love a copy of this book. Add me please!

Lisa
contactme at blossomingtree.com

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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