Medicinal Plants and Starts:
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
Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative
Special Resources for Pregnancy
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!
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
Green Pharmacy, Barbara Griggs
The Chalice and the Blade, Riane Eisler
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
Witches, Midwives & Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English