Herbal Adventures (Paperback)

Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families

By Rachel Jepson Wolf

Young Voyageur, 9780760360514, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

“A real gem…a perfect beginners’ book no matter your age.”
—Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author

In Herbal Adventures, you’ll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends! Start with a delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs.

Herbal Adventures includes recipes and instructions for making:
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Herbal chai
  • Dandelion honey
  • Herbal first aid balm
  • Chickweed pesto
  • Herbal cough syrup
  • Pine needle tea
  • Sore throat soother
  • Splinter and sting salve
  • Plus dozens more herbal teas, snacks, oils, and balms! 
Pack up your own foraging kit, and get crafty making seed bombs, flower crowns, and your own homemade plant press. What are you waiting for? All this and more awaits you on your next herbal adventure!


About the Author

Rachel Jepson Wolf loves nothing more than bringing people and plants together. With a degree in environmental education and biology, Rachel spent years helping kids and adults fall in love with the natural world. In 2002 she founded LüSa Organics, a botanical body care company, and more recently began leading in-person herbal retreats for adults and children. Today Rachel lives with her husband, Pete, and their two children, Lupine and Sage, on a wonderfully weedy homestead in rural Wisconsin. Her days are spent writing, foraging, playing with plants, and homeschooling her kids. Find Rachel online at www.lusaorganics.typepad.com, where she blogs about herbs, farm, and family; or explore her herbal body care line at www.lusaorganics.com.



Praise For Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families

Herbal Adventures has everything I appreciate in a good herb book: sound practical information and great remedies and recipes, all enhanced by personal stories and insights. This may be my new favorite!
- Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author

The beauty on each page of Herbal Adventures makes me desperate to create! Rachel keeps the projects accessible and the photographs are stunning. This book is sure to be well-used and well-loved.
- Jamie C. Martin, editor of SimpleHomeschool.net and author of Give Your Child the World

Like stumbling upon a hidden brook on a bright summer’s day, this book is a refreshing treasure for the earth-curious child and the young-at-heart of every age. Rachel shows us how the natural world is the real fairy tale, and how much closer we are to that magic than we think.
- Asia Suler, Creator and Concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries

If you’ve ever wanted a friendly guide to connecting your family to the plants that sustain and heal us, look no further.
- Ben Hewitt, author of Home Grown and The Nourishing Homestead

Herbal Adventures is the perfect guidebook to plant-based fun for families with children.
- Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest, Nature's Garden, and Incredible Wild Edibles