The Sustainable Herbs Project

The Business of Herbal Medicine
domestic herbs

Domestic Herbs – Where Are They?

Where are the Domestic Herbs? As part of the Sustainable Herbs Project, we are working to understand the supply chain of domestic herbs more fully….

Bulgarian Herb Growers

Bulgarian Herb Growers and SHP Update

Following Herbs in Bulgaria I’m excited to share another Sustainable Herbs Project video! This 4-minute clip is from our visit with Bulgarian herb growers outside Plovdiv, Bulgaria….

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…

Kitchen Medicine

Herbal How-To's
Herbal Energetics

Online Course on Herbal Energetics

Herbal Energetics The best herbal medicine you can buy is medicine you prepare from plants you have grown and harvested yourself. That’s the best…

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…

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
Compton Gardens

A Visit to an American Ginseng Sanctuary

United Plant Savers magazine recently featured an American Ginseng Sanctuary located in Compton Gardens in Bentonville, AR. Madison Woods of Wild Ozark is the…

buttercrunch lettuce

Preparing for Fall Planting Season

Preparing for Fall planting season is a productive (and fun!) way to ride out the remaining weeks of the hot, dry summer. As I…

Jasper, Alberta lake

Top 3 Benefits of Botanical Tourism

Botanical tourism is, strictly speaking, traveling for the purpose of seeing plants in their native environment. Though seeing plants is not my reason for…