May June 2020 Essential Herbal
About the Cover
Katie Eberts (.com) provided this beautiful, joyous vision of springtime with plants, birds, and bees.
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
Here’s how COVID-19 hit us. How the PDF zine will work.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, Alicia Foster Allen
Get comfy with these herbs in the kitchen! How to use them and some great recipes.
Coltsfoot, Gale LaScala
This early riser has lots to offer. Stake out the flowers now to find the leaves later.
Menopause, Rebekah Bailey
This can be a tough journey. Expect herbal suggestions in future issues. Check out Vitex (below) in the meantime.
Herb Basket Gift, Rita Richardson
Have you ever put together an herbal gift basket? Fun and interesting ideas!
Vital Vitex, Kristine Brown, RH(AHG)
Lots of terrific information and one of Kristine’s beautiful stories of how vitex was created.
Basil for Everybody, Kathy Musser
So many basils! Which ones will you grow?
Summer Beverages, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Delicious, refreshing beverages that everyone can enjoy.
Arnica, Sandy Michelsen
Inside (homeopathically) and outside, this pretty, sunny flower eases aches and pains.
Lilacs, Marilyn I. Bellemore
Have you eaten lilacs? Get ready for a treat.
An Ounce of Prevention, Tina Sams & The Facebook Group
We gathered a lot of solid ideas for staying ahead of the virus.
Small Business Ideas, Susanna Reppert-Brill
Some great ideas for keeping business moving in the void from a true veteran in the herb world.
Oceana Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Gorgeous, luxurious, and gentle, this soap makes us look forward to washing our hands (again).
May Day, Jackie Johnson
Tradition and lore of this special day, along with ways to celebrate and recipes to enjoy.
Meet Our Contributors
Who are these wondrous creatures who share their knowledge with us? Find out here.