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May/June is always an interesting issue. Either our teeth are still chattering and we’re searching for glimpses of green, or spring is breathing down our necks. This year, both of these situations are true, depending on location. That’s a little unusual, but c’est la vie. The new normal.
The cover was chosen to honor an article in the magazine, and depicts my front garden. It will look this way by the end of June, I’m sure. At the rate things are going here, it could be by the end of May!
Here is what’s in this issue:
Table of Contents
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Here comes summer in the garden!
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
What’s going on around here? Considering
the seasonal changes.
Comfrey – My Lifelong Friend, Clara Lee
An herbal alliance can begin in early life.
Non-traditional Breakfasts, Alicia Allen
Caution: Do not read on an empty
stomach! Delicious options to kick it up
The Wizard’s Herb – Blue Vervain, Jackie Johnson
Blue vervain is a well-storied herb. Read
about the lore, magic and wisdom, and beautiful healing properties, as well as
Take Your Pick, Kathy Musser
Why choose one plant over another?
Catnip or catmint? It all depends
on a factors like purpose, space, and preference.
Book Excerpt: The Beginners Guide to Growing Cannabis, Tammi Sweet, MS
We got a few great cuttings from Tammi Sweet’s newest book! How to make Cannabis Honey, why growing your
own is superior to processed, and also contraindications are inside this issue!
Herbs I Miss, Molly Sams
It’s hard to leave behind friends and family, but it’s a surprise to find that
you also miss the plants you’ve known all your life.
Vending at Festivals, Tina Sams
Some hard-won tips for choosing successful events, as well as some thoughts on
etiquette – or how to avoid being the vendor that everyone else is giving the
An Herbal – What is it? Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
The books that have led the way for all of us!
What is Cold Infusion? Elise Stillwell
Why would we use room temperature water rather than hot to make an
infusion? What are the benefits and
Peppermint Can Really Perk You Up, Kristine Brown, RH(AHG)
All about peppermint’s properties and habits, as well as a few remedies to
About the Contributors
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