The Sustainable Herbs Project

The Business of Herbal Medicine
Collecting medicinal plants

Medicinal Plant Collectors for Runo

Knowing Where Your Herbs Come From  We’ll be sharing stories from the supply chain in many different ways: as 3-5 minute videos with information and…

Caring for what we love

Reflections on Love, Politics and Herbs

“It’s all about love” Like so many, I’m increasingly disturbed by the state of politics in the United States in particular, by not just…

Kitchen Medicine

Herbal How-To's
photo by Larken Bunce

Easy Tips for Harvesting Herbal Medicine

Dana L Woodruff, community herbalist, health educator, and medicine maker, generously shared her Harvesting Herbal Medicine handout for the Numen Resource Guide. As we turn…

Tips for using garlic to support immune health.

Garlic: An All-Star Winter Remedy

by Larken Bunce, MS, Clinical Herbalist & Co-Director  Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism Since garlic – whole cloves either chopped in honey or just…

digestive health

8 Easy Steps to Digestive Health

By Larken Bunce, MS, Clinical Herbalist & Co-Director Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, VT The health of our digestive system is central to our…


Guide to Harvesting Medicinal Plants

By Dana L Woodruff, community herbalist, health educator, and medicine maker. Dandelioness Herbals, Montpelier, VT. Harvesting medicinal plants is easy once you know the basic guidelines….

Healing with Whole Plant Medicine

Art and Science of Herbal Medicine
Grassroots Medicine Round up

Grassroots Medicine Round Up from the Numen Blog

What is Grassroots Medicine? To us, grassroots medicine means plant-based, locally grown medicine. Grassroots medicine is community-based knowledge about self-care and preventative medicine, the kind…

The Sustainable Herbs Project Vision for a Local Medicine Movement

Our Vision: A Local Medicine Movement

Here’s our vision: Households, urban and rural, with pots of medicinal herbs: Thyme, Sage, and Rosemary on their back porch. Echinacea and Garlic grow…

How to Create an Urban Herb Farm

A Step-by-step Guide to Growing and Harvesting Your Own Medicine
healthy tomato leaves

Organic Pest Control, Part I

Dealing with pests is an inevitable part of every garden, even a young container garden such as mine. I got the chance to employ…

strawberry plant

3 Lessons from the Urban Herb Farm

This week I wanted to share 3 lessons I’ve learned in the 2 months since starting the container garden. Seeing this photo from my…