• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
stewards:
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland
 
Posts: 11
Location: Indiana, USA
4
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello and welcome, Anne!  Looking forward to learning from you this week.  
 
Posts: 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Good Morning!!! I’m looking forward to knowing so much more about the lifestyle we were created to live! I was divinely lead to the subjectS of foraging, wild edibles and medicinal plants that we source from nature shortly before we began searching for our self reliant off grid mountain land purchase. Everything is Divinely lead in my life, I know very little right now but have a feeling of desire and knowing Inside about the life my Family and I plan to live. This book would be the perfect addition to not only my library but to my heart and spirits desire to live this life of organic close to earth living.
 
Posts: 4
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What a great topic! I was just talking to my friend about all the medicinals I have going in my garden. Yarrow, comfrey, plantain, calendula, Beebalm, mint, lemon balm, elderberry, echinacea, peppermint, yellow dock, burdock, Anise hyssop, chamomile etc..  

I find it such a joy to self source these medicines.
80AEE319-63A4-47B6-8DBE-FF00DD4319FA.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 80AEE319-63A4-47B6-8DBE-FF00DD4319FA.jpeg]
 
Posts: 11
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome, Anne!  It’s great to have you here!  What a wonderful way to expand my food forest—I’m looking forward to learning more about medicinal plants! 😊
 
Posts: 2
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi  Anne,  I'm new here. I love cooking corn in the husk.  I have been acquiring medicinal plants for some time. Does anyone eat Wild Salisfy? I do eat my free edible weeds. Lambs Quarter, Dandelion . I have Hoarhoud plants, which make a tea. I admit I compete at times with my free range hens for young leaves of Dandelion, my Americauna hens Love to eat greens. I am in central,south Wa. State..What medicinal plants should I look for.I had my Oncologist say I had raised my platelet levels, and that that was a difficult thing to do. I can only attribute it to eating wild greens and plants. Thank you for being here!!
 
author
Posts: 37
Location: Devon, UK
43
forest garden trees medical herbs
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It has been exhilarating this week to see so much interest and so many ideas on medicinal herbs. I realise that quite a few people are keen to learn more about using herbal medicine. My 'day job' background was in education, maths and science teaching and management from primary up to further education level. But I was always interested in herbs, and I did a 12-month correspondence course which covered family and self-treatment with herbal medicine in some detail (including medical science alongside materia medica - the Discovering Herbal Medicine course still exists at https://www.newvitality.org.uk). It was only towards the end of that programme that I realised that medical herbalists existed as clinical practitioners and that there was professional training available. That moment was like a light clicking on in my head and I found out this training ran in the UK through the School of Herbal Medicine in Sussex. As soon as I could I joined the programme. Some years later I became part of a generation of herbal practitioners who supported professional training to degree level in British universities, ensuring best quality practice through accreditation of the curriculum including clinical skills. You can see details of the Western herbal medicine and other traditional medicine professional curriculum standards at the website for the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association at http://ehtpa.eu/standards/curriculum/index.html. In the USA the American Herbalists Guild also have high standards for professional practitioners and provide advice on training available at different levels at https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/herbal-education-faqs-frequently-asked-questions. I would say that if you are keen on herbal medicine then do consider exploring these opportunities!
 
Posts: 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Anne and Welcome.
This is a subject matter I'm very interested in and use when I can.
My forest garden is in its planning stages at the moment, so I'm looking forward to getting dome hints and tips on what to include and how to use. 🙂
 
Posts: 11
Location: Montana
1
fiber arts bee sheep
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Anne

Welcome! Awesome topic!
 
master steward
Posts: 14540
Location: Pacific Northwest
6572
hugelkultur kids cat duck forest garden foraging fiber arts sheep wood heat homestead
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We have winners!

Congratulations!

Eric Hanson
Andrea Locke
Anne Miller
Michelle Heath


We'll be sending the publisher your email addresses to arrange for you to get your copy. Big thanks to Permaculture Magazine, who arranged this giveaway! And, even bigger thanks to Anne Stobart for answering so many questions and joining in so many discussions! If you're bummed that you didn't win her excellent book, have no fear, you can buy it HERE
 
Anne Stobart
author
Posts: 37
Location: Devon, UK
43
forest garden trees medical herbs
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations to the winners and my thanks to everyone for asking questions and sharing experience! Finally, a last picture of young leafy twigs of Virginian witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) that I will be distilling later today, makes a wonderfully aromatic skin toner and first aid for inflamed skin.
Witch-hazel-Holt-Wood-Herbs.jpeg
Witch hazel twigs for distilling
Witch hazel twigs for distilling
 
Mother Tree
Posts: 11657
Location: Portugal
2282
dog duck forest garden tiny house books wofati bike bee solar rocket stoves greening the desert
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations to all the winners!

If you enjoy the book as much as I did, please consider writing a reviewand posting it here on permies, or on Amazon, or both.
 
Posts: 24
Location: Mont Clare, PA
4
food preservation fiber arts bee
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations to the winners!
 
master gardener
Posts: 3427
Location: Pacific Wet Coast
1249
duck books chicken cooking food preservation ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats to the winners and I hope you all use this resource to make the planet a little plantier! Hmmm... maybe I should look up the etiology of "planet" and "plants"!
 
pollinator
Posts: 214
Location: Gulf Islands BC (zone 8)
72
hugelkultur goat forest garden chicken fiber arts medical herbs
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you very much! I'm so pleased to have won a copy of the book and am eager to read it. Thank you for all your interesting posts this week too, Anne. Having you here has stimulated discussion on all manner of fascinating topics and it's been great fun.  
 
master steward
Posts: 4037
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1206
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Anne, I really enjoyed this week's discussion on herbs and forest gardens. I now have a better understand of thie kind of garden and how it works.

Thank you for taking the time to help everyone.
 
Posts: 1
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Anne,
I am inspired by the description of your work. I grew up in South Carolina, and until Edible Forest Gardens, I felt dis-jointed from the permaculture movement. I think we need to see more works on temperate, high-humidity permaculture design. I would love to learn more and see into your book!
 
Posts: 2
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Your book sounds like what I've been work towards for a couple years now. Holistic Permaculture. The threads that I've read through are truly inspiring keep up the amazing work
Thanks
 
Anne Stobart
author
Posts: 37
Location: Devon, UK
43
forest garden trees medical herbs
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

In the excitement last week I forgot to mention this YouTube interview with Maddy Harland of Permanent Publications in case you are interested in how Holt Wood Herbs, UK medicinal tree project, came about. Cheers Anne
 
pollinator
Posts: 212
Location: WV
46
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you so much!  Looking forward to receiving my copy.
 
Michelle Heath
pollinator
Posts: 212
Location: WV
46
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I received my copy of Anne's book yesterday and have only started to devour it.  Just wondering if any of the other winners also received an invoice for the cost of shipping?  It's still a bargain at $3.86 but now I guess I have to make a trip out to get a money order.  
 
pollinator
Posts: 131
Location: Zone 8B Blackland Prairie, Tx
72
cat dog home care personal care urban books cooking food preservation fiber arts medical herbs ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you so much for coming to join us Anne!

Medicinal herbs have been a passion of mine ever since I watched my grandmother tend her herb garden as a child. She had herbs for everything, from stomach ache, to bug bites, to headaches.

I have plans to create a food forest in our suburban backyard, along with lots of medicinal plants and lots of native pollinator plants.

Living in central Texas means that I have to always keep the heat in mind; the concept of a food forest seems like a brilliant way to create shaded (slighly) cooler micro-climates for some of my herbs and vegetables.

 
Nicole Alderman
master steward
Posts: 14540
Location: Pacific Northwest
6572
hugelkultur kids cat duck forest garden foraging fiber arts sheep wood heat homestead
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Michelle Heath wrote:I received my copy of Anne's book yesterday and have only started to devour it.  Just wondering if any of the other winners also received an invoice for the cost of shipping?  It's still a bargain at $3.86 but now I guess I have to make a trip out to get a money order.  



You should not be charged for shipping. We're going to talk to the publishers, as part of our promotion agreement is that they pay shipping worldwide. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
 
Michelle Heath
pollinator
Posts: 212
Location: WV
46
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Nicole Alderman wrote:
You should not be charged for shipping. We're going to talk to the publishers, as part of our promotion agreement is that they pay shipping worldwide. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!



Thanks Nicole. Like I said, the book would still be a bargain if I paid for shipping, but it did seem a little odd.
 
Nicole Alderman
master steward
Posts: 14540
Location: Pacific Northwest
6572
hugelkultur kids cat duck forest garden foraging fiber arts sheep wood heat homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Michelle Heath wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:
You should not be charged for shipping. We're going to talk to the publishers, as part of our promotion agreement is that they pay shipping worldwide. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!



Thanks Nicole. Like I said, the book would still be a bargain if I paid for shipping, but it did seem a little odd.



Check your inbox--they told me they'd email you and cover that invoice!
 
Andrea Locke
pollinator
Posts: 214
Location: Gulf Islands BC (zone 8)
72
hugelkultur goat forest garden chicken fiber arts medical herbs
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Mine just arrived and there was no invoice for shipping. All good, just letting you know.

The book looks fabulous. All I have had time to do is flip quickly through, mainly just appreciating the photos, but I did skim the table of contents and there is a ton of information on medicinal uses of trees that I'm eager to delve into.
 
Anne Stobart
author
Posts: 37
Location: Devon, UK
43
forest garden trees medical herbs
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate such positive feedback on the Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook, and if you think of any publications/places that could do with a review then do get in touch. I am just now working on a new website for the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust which aims to support education and research in sustainable harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. On the website we will include a short online video course linked to the book. I will post an update when it is all set up in the autumn, just getting to grips with video-editing skills!! Best wishes, Anne
Anne_harvesting_cramp_bark.jpg
Anne harvesting cramp bark
Anne harvesting cramp bark
 
The only cure for that is hours of television radiation. And this tiny ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic