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 herbalistis role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authorsi wealth of practical herbal knowledge.
The Herbalistis Way includes time-honoured healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on: Roles and responsibilities of herbalists in their communities, Herbal workshops, conferences, and education centres, 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
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.