This issue came together like an absolute dream, just like the cover suggests. It has probably been at least 5 years since we've added pages to an issue, sticking fast to our 32 pages. Until this issue. We added 8 pages, and neither of us even wrote an article! That is a rarity indeed! We're thrilled with how it turned out and think that you probably will be too.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Cover by Barbara Steele, Dreaming of Spring
Crossword Puzzle, Glossary of Terms from Susanna Reppert Brill (part 1)
From class notes in Susanna's herbal "Way of Life" course
Field Notes, Tina Sams
Holding our breath through these last cold months, and a farewell to a friend
5 Herbs to Enliven Your Spring, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh
Choose from these bright flavors to brighten and lighten.
Budget Stretching Recipes, Alicia Allen
You won't even notice the difference - except in your wallet.
The Healing Magical Power of Spices, Carolina Gonzalez
So much more than the fragrances and flavors!
Container Gardening, Kathy Musser
Containers can be useful for so many spaces in the outside living space.
Survival Gardens, Jackie Johnson ND
Some terrific ideas for specific types of garden plots
Free Plant N Garden Stands Project, DePhane Marcelle Weaver and Friends
Learn about this cool way of sharing seeds and plants!
Word Find, Glossary of Terms (part 2)
Gardeners' Hand Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Even experts sometimes struggle with the outcome, but in the long run the soap works. It just might look a little funny.
Herbal Tea Blend for Meditation, Jessicka Nebesni
Brew a cup and open your mind.
Our cover artist surveyed several friends and herbalists to find out how they overcame difficulty falling and staying asleep.
Spring Into Herbalism With Your Kids, Kristine Brown RH(AHG)
Lots of great ways to help your kids get involved in herbalism without actually teaching. Learning through experiencing.
Jamaican Ginger, History Through Song, Susanna Reppert Brill
This fascinating and somewhat sad/dubious chapter of herbal history has been illustrated via several songs.
Meet Our Contributors....
A little about the people you’ll find in the pages of this issue.