Here you will find a collection of various resources that provide valuable information regarding gardening, natural living, herbalism, homesteading, holistic animal care, and more.
Seed & Plant Suppliers
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
- Strictly Medicinal Seeds (formerly Horizon Herbs)
- Raintree Nursery
- Sow True Seed
- Seed Savers Exchange
- Oikos Tree Crops
- High Mowing Seeds
- Bountiful Gardens
Herbal Websites & Blogs
herbcraft.org – Michigan based herbalist jim mcdonald’s website. Here you will find info about a variety of herbs, as well as some recipes and how to’s. There is also a schedule of his upcoming herb walks and classes (which are really informative, fun, and worth attending if you live in the area!)
matthewwoodherbs.com– Herbalist, Matthew Wood’s, website has links to many of his writings on topics related to nature and herbalism, including detailed information on specific herbs and his thoughts on nature wisdom, the philosophy of healing, energetics, and lots more.
Kiva’s Enchantments – Folk herbalist, Kiva Rose’s, blog where she shares herbal recipes, information about using specific herbs, musings about herbalism, and a lot more.
7song.com – Herbalist 7song’s website links to lots of great PDFs covering botany, medicinal preparations, and specific herbal treatments useful for first aid, various health issues, and the different body systems. It also includes information about classes and apprenticeships at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.
susunweed.com– Herbalist, Susan Weed’s, website lists info on classes and apprenticeships with her. You’ll also find an archive (2007-present) of all the issues of Weed Wanderings, her monthly Wise Woman Ezine.
The Herbal Academy Blog– The Herbal Academy’s blog is a favorite of mine, as it often provides inspiration for fun herbal treats or projects. It is updated frequently, featuring various herb profiles, DIYs, and recipes that are often seasonally relevant.
herbalremediesadvice.org – Rosalee de la Forêt’s website has a great medicinal plant index, lots of herbal recipes, and links to resources for herbalists.
Aquarian Dawn – California herbalist, Amber Magnolia Hill’s, site includes information about herbal self care, feminine embodiment, and deepening ancestral connections.
Cauldrons & Crockpots – A blog that shares recipes for wild foods and information about folk herbalism, including remedies, medicinal herbs, & wildcrafting.
Green Man Ramblings – Traditional herbalist, poet, and witch, Sean Donahue’s, blog.
Learning Herbs – A great blog for new herbalists (and old!) that includes lots of great information about various natural remedies, herbal activities for kids, medicinal plant preparations, and more!
Moonrise Herbs – The blog of herbalist & wise woman, Linda Conroy. Here she shares whole food recipes, herbal information, and knowledge about traditional skills.
Artemis Herbals – A blog dedicated to wild crafting, medicine making, nourishing recipes, herbal information, and more.
The Essential Herbal Blog – The Essential Herbal is an amazing herb magazine that publishes 6 issues a year. The articles are submitted from herbalists all over the United States and cover topics like, seasonal recipes, herbal musings, craft instructions, traditional skills, and more! The blog includes similar content and updates on the magazine.
Planet Herbs – Michael Tierra’s blog includes his herbal, health, and inspired life ramblings. It has lots of specific and through information about herb benefits and uses.
Burdock & Rose – This blog is written by Midwest herbalist, forager, and author, Lisa Rose. Here you’ll find information about wildcrafting and preparing various edible and medicinal plants.
- Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss
- Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman
- The Herbal Handbook: A User’s Guide to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman
- Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
- The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
- The Modern Herbal (2 vol) by Mrs. M. Grieves – an online version of both books can also be found here
- The Earthwise Herbal, Volume I: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants by Matthew Wood
- The Earthwise Herbal, Volume II: A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants by Matthew Wood
- Herbal Antibiotics by Stephen Harrod Buhner
- Herbal Antivirals by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Animal Care Resources
- Fiasco Farm – this website has lots of great information about natural goat care and covers topics like feeding, medications, breeding, kidding, behavior, and natural & holistic health care.
- Rise & Shine Rabbitry – this site provides information about raising managing and raising rabbits, including herbal rabbit care, feeding, and even butchering and cooking.
- Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Dog Care by Randy Kidd – this book provides a lot of great information regarding herbal medicine for dogs. It also provides some basic herbal care information to lay a foundation for those new to herbalism.
- Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Cat Care by Randy Kidd – this book provides a lot of great information regarding herbal medicine for cats. It also provides some basic herbal care information to lay a foundation for those new to herbalism.
Bulk Herbs & Supplies
Other Homestead & Garden Suppliers
- Fungi Perfecti
- Sprout People