The Herbalist's Way

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The Herbalist's Way

The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

By Nancy Phillips; Michael Phillips; Rosemary Gladstar (Foreword by)

Chelsea Green Publishing Company, Paperback, 9781931498760, 334pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Description

This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge.

The Herbalist's Way includes time-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on:
- Roles and responsibilities of herbalists in their communities
- Herbal workshops, conferences, and education centers
- Growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs
- Learning to listen to clients and recommend holistic treatments for healing and continued wellness
- Licensing, marketing, and other legal and business issues facing modern herbalists
- Comprehensive resources and suggestions for building your herbal library



About the Author
Michael Phillips is a farmer, writer, carpenter, orchard consultant, and speaker who lives with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Grace, on Heartsong Farm in northern new Hampshire, where they grow apples and a variety of medicinal herbs. Michael authored The Apple Grower and teamed up with Nancy to write The Herbalist's Way. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a diversified mountain farm in northern New Hampshire, and he also leads the community orchard movement at www.GrowOrganicApples.com. Nancy Phillips, along with her husband Michael, runs Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs in New Hampshire, where they grow and sell healing herbs and herbal products. Nancy leads workshops on herbal medicine and offers wellness consultations. See their web site at www.herbsandapples.com.