We're going to just go ahead and think of spring, even if we're sitting in a house that is looking more and more like an igloo with each passing day.
This issue is absolutely stunning. Full of information and herbal love. I know that sounds a little cheesy, but can't really think of a better way to put it. Our writers are simply in love with herbs, and they aim to take you down that primrose path too.
Take a look at the table of contents (below) and I think you'll see what I mean.
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Exciting times at TEH, and for the herbal community, turning lemons into lemonade.
About the Cover
Linda Kneeland (lindakneeland.com) provided this luscious taste of spring.
Elders & Herbs - Valuing Our Elders, Janice Masters
Janice begins a touching series about how herbs fit into the lives of our elders.
Chickens Love Herbs! Michele Brown
Ready to start your own flock? Combine your love of herbs with these fine feathered friends.
Four Thieves, Amber Sheehan
Many uses for this age-old traditional remedy that you might not have considered.
Spring Cleaning your Garden, Heddy Johannesen
Ready? Set? Time to get some dirt under our fingernails!
Lunar Gardening, Aubree Sanders
Planting in harmony with Nature's rhythms.
Herbs for Helping and Healing Coughs and Colds, Marita Orr
We're not quite done with the coughs, colds, and sore throats, but here are some good helps.
The Language of Herbs, Rita Richardson
Let the plants speak for you.
Ground Cover Herbs. Suzan T. Scholl
Some fabulous ideas for herbal ground covers that are as useful as they are lovely.
Poultice and Compress Making, Stephany Hoffelt
Granny medicine or modern medicine? Stephany makes the case to keep them in the 22nd century.
Song of the Archangel, April Coburn
An ode to a favorite herb with hand-drawn illustration.
Pizza Party in the Garden, Kathy Rohrbaugh
You'll love this pizza shaped garden that contains all the toppings you can grow.
Tincturing for Beginners, Jackie Johnson ND
Choose your booze wisely!
Design Your Own Gardener’s Hand Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Marci leads us through the creative process of another spectacular soapmaking adventure.
Herbalism in Iowa, Adrian White
Do you think "corn" when you hear Iowa? Learn of unique and entrancing herbal diversity that we haven't heard so much about.
Upcycling to Make Garden Accessories, ?Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Make some gardening tools from household items.
Yarrow, Jamie Jackson
Dainty and unassuming, yarrow packs a wallop and belongs in your herb cabinet.
Wildcrafting and Processing Herbs, Sandy Michelsen
Some ideas on getting started.