…just a start, more coming soon!

Online Herbal Writings:

flaming fern on volcano, Hawai’i

7Song, blog

Dana Woodruff, Dandelioness Herbals

Guido Masé, A Radicle

jim macdonald, herbcraft (includes index of many others’ writings, as well)

Kiva Rose, The Medicine Woman’s Roots

Lisa Rose Starner, Burdock and Rose

Melanie Pulla, Herb Geek

Numen: The Healing Power of Plants

Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalism Journal

Rebecca Altman, Cauldrons and Crockpots

The Herbwife’s Kitchen

Renee Davis, Gold Roots and Threads

Rosalee de la Foret, Herbal Remedies Advice



focusing on long-term onsite, clinical training

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism ~ Boulder, CO; Lisa Ganora, director

North American Institute of Medical Herbalism ~ Portland, OR; Paul Bergner, director

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine ~ Ithaca, NY; 7Song, director

Ohlone Herbal Center ~ Berkeley, CA; Pam Fischer, director

School of Traditional Western Herbalism ~ Portland, OR; Chris Smaka and Hanna Jordan, directors

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism ~Montpelier, VT; Betzy Bancroft, Guido Masé and I, directors



American Herbalists Guild

Botanical Dimensions

Herbalistes Sans Frontieres

Northeast Herbal Association

United Plant Savers




The Medicinal Herb Grower, vol 1, Richo Cech

Growing 101 Herbs that Heal, Tammi Hartung

The Medicinal Garden: How to Grow and Use Your Own Medicinal Plants, Anne McIntyre

Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace, Lee Sturdivant and Tim Blakely

The Seed Starters Handbook, Nancy Bubel

Teaming with Microbes, Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis

Gaia’s Garden, Toby Hemenway (permaculture classic)

Making Plant Medicine, Richo Cech

Medicine-Maker’s Handbook, James Green

A Woman’s Book of Herbs, Deb-Soule


Growing Chinese Herbs Specifically:

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: The Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production, Peg Schafer

Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West, Steven Foster & Chongxi Yue


General Beginner Herbals with Good Pictures/Illustrations:

The Family Herbal, Rosemary Gladstar

Flower Power, Anne McIntyre

An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, Jing-Nuan Wu (not for absolute beginners, but clear concise monographs for each plant)

Advanced Herbal Texts:

coming soon…


Herb Seeds & Plants:

Horizon Herb Seeds

Fedco Seeds