Books on Gardening & Plant Identification

We have searched the horizon in pursuit of fine books and educational tools that encourage and foster herbal living. Each and every offering was handpicked as a staff favorite and we wholeheartedly recommended them to you.

Foraging & Feasting

  • By Dina Falconi, 2013 (hardcover, 230 pages)
Foraging & Feasting

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$40.00
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$36.00
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This field guide and wild foods cookbook celebrates and reclaims the lost art of turning locally gathered wild plants into nutritious, delicious meals- a tradition long practiced by our ancestors but neglected in modern times. The book's 50 beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender and over 100 recipes offer an adventurous and satisfying way to eat locally and seasonally.

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Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs

  • By Richo Cech, 2017 (softcover, 324 pages)
Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs

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$24.95
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In this book, Oregon seed grower Richo Cech provides step-by-step instructions to the cultivation of rare botanicals. Including information about the plant's traditional range, ecology, starting seeds, general care, harvesting, processing, and storage, this book is a one-stop resource for growing threatened botanicals.

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Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards

  • 48 cards
Herbs and Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards

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$9.95
SKU
b139

These informative cards come packaged in a boxed deck and provide an extremely convenient method for practicing botanical identification skills on the go. Each deck includes 48 plants featuring nineteenth century botanical illustrations accompanied by text describing their appearance, habitat, and traditional uses. These cards are an excellent educational resource, and make a great gift for those new to herbalism as well as seasoned botanists.

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Homegrown Herbs

  • By Tammi Hartung, 2011 (softcover, 255 pages)
Homegrown Herbs

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$19.95
SKU
b312

Infuse your yard with the flavor, fragrance, and beauty of organic herbs. Whether you want to work herbs into existing flower or food gardens, grow them in containers, or plant a dedicated herb garden, Homegrown Herbs is your in-depth guide to everything you need to know about planting, caring for, harvesting, drying, and using more than 100 herbs. Offering a step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, this book shows you how to use herbs for cooking, home pharmacy, body care, and more. With this delightful and useful book as your guide, you will discover that growing and using herbs is one of the easiest ways possible to bring more beauty, flavor, and health into your life.

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Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

  • By Michael Moore, 2003 (softcover, 359 pages)
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

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$22.50
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b88

Renowned herbalist and teacher Michael Moore, the author of several books on medicinal plants, presents a one-of-a-kind guide covering over three hundred species of plants ranging geographically from Baja California to Southeast Alaska. Featuring both native and introduced species within the region, this attractive book features maps, over 80 line drawings, 44 color photographs, and a glossary.

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The Aromatherapy Garden

  • By Kathi Keville, 2016 (softcover, 276 pages)
The Aromatherapy Garden

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$24.95
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Immerse yourself in the healing power of fragrance! Plant aromas affect our brains in surprising and healthful ways, and adding potent botanicals to your garden can create a restorative haven. The Aromatherapy Garden explains how fragrant plants can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this captivating element to gardens large and small.

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The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

  • By Katie Letcher Lyle, 2016 (softcover, 223 pages)
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

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$14.95
SKU
b310

Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow in the woods, along roadsides, amid country fields, and even in urban parks. All kinds of plants and fungi that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. In order to enjoy these gifts of nature you must know when to harvest and how to identify, prepare, and eat them.

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The Medicinal Herb Grower

  • By Richo Cech, 2009 (softcover, 159 pages)
The Medicinal Herb Grower

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$19.95
SKU
b44

It is our birthright to garden. Plants need our care, and as breathers of air and consumers of salad, it is hard to deny our interdependency. Beloved Oregon herb grower Richo Cech offers this festive work which is a true delight to read, and covers multiple aspects of herb growing that many books seem to neglect. This book covers the observation of plants in nature, planting with the seasons, creating plant habitat, crop diversity, preparing the earth, making diverse composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for your plants, and harvesting and processing herbs and seeds. This book is full of amusing anecdotes, lively stories, encouraging experiences, and is delightfully illustrated Sena Cech Olivier.

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