March April 2019 Essential Herbal
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
The funny way time has of stretching and bending – unlike my not so young body.
Cover, Debra Sturdevant
Lush foraging on the spring forest floor. A dream of spring.
A Garden Journey, Rebekah Bailey
A new (old) house comes with lots of challenges and possibilities.
Green Cleaning with Essential Oils, Amber M LaBorde
Safety information and then LOTS of ideas and recipes!
Springtime Focus @ Still Room Herbs, Catherine Love
Looking closely at the plants already close by. And shortbread!
Pansies, Sandy Michelsen
History, folklore, and remedies from the carefree pansy.
Puzzle Page, Danielle Bergum
A Sudoku and a Nonogram
Saving Slippery Elm, Kristine Brown, RH (AHD)
Part of The Native Medicinal Plant Awareness Project through herbalrootszine.com in conjunction with and in honor of the 25th anniversary of the existence of United Plant Savers.
Assessing Your Garden, Kathy Musser
Taking stock before digging in.
Helpful Weeds for a Spring Garden, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
What is a weed, anyway? A gift!
Herbal Agonists of CB1 & CB2, Marita Orr
“Plants that mimic the biological activity of classical cannabinoids, despite not sharing their structure.”
Herbs to Relish, Rita Richardson
Scrumptious relishes and sauces for the coming garden season.
Garden Journals, Jackie Johnson
Keeping track of what worked, what didn’t, and how you did that.
Fully Loaded, Handmade Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Welcome back Marci! A recipe and full instructions for a stunning luxurious bar of soap.