January February 2013 - The Essential Herbal

January February 2013 Digital

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Field Notes - When do we decide to claim our knowledge? An Herbal Event, Carey Jung Review and recipe from Rosemary Gladstar\'s latest book!
Cornflower, Cindy Jones - More than the description of a color, this flower has lots to offer. Collector of Stories, Jackie Johnson - Jackie shares some of the herb lore that we all love so well.
Seedy Advice, Rita Richardson - Seeds as food make tasty additions. Book Excerpt, Andrea Butje - Natural grout scrub made with household staples and essential oils!
From the Vault, Folk Remedies, Jim Long - Years ago in Missouri, Grace Hudson traveled with her husband and family to logging camps, taking along her folk remedies and knowledge. Cultivating Herb Enthusiasts, Jacquie Beveridge - How many times have we talked about finding other herbies nearby to learn with? Jacquie tells us all about the beginnings of the Florence (OR) Herb Enthusiasts, and how they've grown and grown.
Using Essential Oils in Melt & Pour Soaps,Joshua Thorne - Fragrant soaps that include properties from essential oils and melt & pour soap base Herb Soaps with Melt & Pour Soap Bases, Tina Sams - How and why of adding herbs to soaps that can be used almost immediately.
Herbal Concoctions, Sandy Michelsen - Sandy's resolution for the new year is to share her collection of herbal remedies far and wide Midwinter Soups, Suzan T Scholl - Six delicious vegetarian soups that combine flavor with healing and comfort.
A Special Plant from the Pacific Northwest, Joe Smulevitz - A plant named Oplopanax horridus ("Devil's Club") doesn\'t *sound* healing... Sweet Sleep Tea, Katie from Allure d\'La Fleur - Reading in bed is fine, but when it turns to sleep deprivation, a good tea just might do the trick.
Crossword Puzzle, Herbal Medicine Chest, by Tina Sams - Curl up with the mag, a pencil (or pen if you're bold) and have some herbie puzzle fun. The Worst Soup in the World, Maryanne Schwartz - A family tradition that we (almost) all love.
Winter Interest in the Garden, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh - Instead of a the stark and often monochromatic landscape, try some plantings that will shine all year long. Winter Rooting Tips, Susanna Reppert Brill - Start a little something going on inside now to hold you til spring.
SouthRidge Treasures, Skin, Hair & Bath Products at Home, Mary Ellen Wilcox - A bushel and a peck of treats for your winter-weary skin and hair. Valentine Specialties from the Herb Garden, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh