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Herbal Resources: Pioneer Valley and Online!

Medicinal Plants and Starts:

Your Local Farmer’s Markets!
Birch Moon Farm
42 Cooleyville RD, Shutesbury MA

Andrew’s Greenhouse
1178 South East Street, Amherst MA

Milk and Honey Herbs
163 Leverett RD, Shutesbury MA

Wilder Hill Gardens
351 South Shirkshire RD, Conway, MA

 

Seeds (mail order):

Strictly Medicinal Seeds
Williams, OR

Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative
Copake, NY

Fedco Seeds
Waterville, ME

Local Herb Shops:

Acadia Herbals
2 Conz St. # 46, Maplewood Shops
Northampton, MA 01060

The Herbarium
264 Exchange St. Chicopee, MA 01013

Herbs (mail order):

Jeans Greens
Schodack, NY

Mountain Rose Herbs
Eugene, OR

Pacific Botanicals
Grants Pass, OR

Zack Woods Herb Farm
Hyde Park, VT

Healing Spirits Herb Farm
Avoca, NY

Bottles and jars (mail order):

Cape Bottle Company
Manomet, MA

Sunburst Bottle Company
Sacramento, CA

Specialty Bottle
Seattle, WA

Special Resources for Pregnancy

Birthing Mama Pregnancy Companion

Birthing mama is a weekly companion for weeks 14 – 42 of pregnancy. Each week offers an update on your baby’s development, an instructional yoga video, nutritional guidance and recipes, a self care exercise and inspirational and creative activities. A truly inspiring way to connect with yourself and your baby during a very special time.

Brittany is a contributing author and Birthing Mama Herbalist.

Click the Link above to view a video illustrating the companion!

Information Resources:

A Modern Herbal: Maud Grieve’s 1931, A Modern Herbal, available online!

United Plant Savers: An important organization that tracks the health and prevalence of herbs in the wild. They advocate sustainable wild crafting techniques and provide support for wild herb populations that are struggling.

Weston A. Price Foundation: This site is rich in information, resources and community centered on traditional, nutrient rich food preparation and philosophy.

NEHA: Northeast Herbal Association is an educational, networking and information sharing organization that connects herbalist and herbal enthusiasts across the Northeast.

Northampton/Amherst Herbal Meet-up Group: The Herbal Meet-up connects herbal enthusiasts in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.  It is a place to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas and find out about our monthly free community meet-up events!  We have an email list serve as well as an online site, click on the link above to sign up and find out more.

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: A great school and online resource with information about medicinal herbs, ethnobotany, growing herbs, making medicine and much more.

Wild Fermentation: A fabulous resource for making healthy and successful fermented foods and beverages.

Tridosha is a great online resource for learning about Ayurveda! They have a wonderful dosha self-assessment test and other great informational resources.

Favorite Books… just a few!

Herbals & Beyond:

A Family Herbal, Rosemary Gladstar

Common Herbs for Natural Health, Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Making Plant Medicine, Ricco Cech

The New Holistic Herbal, David Hoffman

The Earthwise Herbal (s), Matthew Wood (two volumes)

The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Matthew Wood

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism, Matthew Wood

Healing Wise, Susan Weed

Opening our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs, Gail Faith Evans

Indian Herbalogy of North America, Alma Hutchens

The Yoga of Herbs, Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

Healing with the Herbs of Life, Lesley Tierra

The Male Herbal, James Green

The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants, Guido Masé

Specific Herbals for Women:

A Woman’s Book of Herbs, Deb Soule

Herbal Remedy Book for Women, Amanda McQuade Crawford

The Complete Women’s Herbal, Anne McIntyre

Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar

The Natural Remedy Book for Women, Diane Stein

Down There, The Wise Woman Way, Susun Weed

Herbal for the Childbearing Year, Susun Weed

New Menopausal Years, Susun Weed

Plant Guides, Growing & Wild-crafting:

Peterson’s Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of the Eastern/Central US, Foster & Duke

Botany in a Day, Thomas J. Elpel

Growing 101 Herbs that Heal, Tammi Hartung

From Earth to Herbalist, Gregory L. Tilford

Invasive Plant Medicine, Timothy Lee Scott

Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs, Richo Cech

Food Culture & Food Wisdom:

The Omnivores Dilemma, Michael Pollan

Second Nature, Michael Pollan

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, Sandor Katz

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon

The Art of Simple Food, Alice Waters

Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz

Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice

The Herbal Kitchen, Kami McBride

Stolen Harvest, Vandana Shiva

Earth Wisdom, Plant Spirit Healing & Spirituality:

Plant Spirit Healing, Pam Montgomery

Plant Spirit Medicine, Elliot Cowan

Partner Earth, Pam Montgomery

History, etc.:

Green Pharmacy, Barbara Griggs

The Chalice and the Blade,  Riane Eisler

The Red Tent, Anita Diamant

Witches, Midwives & Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English