In The Healing Garden, Deb Soule, founder of Avena Botanicals, offers an inspiring guide to herb gardening and crafting herbal remedies that promote wellness of spirit and body. Soule combines her passion for plants gardens, and healing with her extensive experience working with medicinal herbs, flowers, roots, and berries. Her practical advice addresses each aspect of fostering a garden filled with helpful, healing plants: biodynamic gardening practices; gathering plants and setting up a drying room; and creating herbal teas, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, tonics, vinegars, essences, and more. A chapter outlining eighteen medicinal herbs provides detailed information on their cultivation and healing properties. Molly Haley's colorful photography showcases Avena Botanicals' lush herb gardens in all seasons. The Healing Garden is grounded in respect for the interconnectedness of all living beings and is an eloquent plea for spiritual awareness and the wholeness of individuals, communities, and our planet.
About the Author
Deb Soule is an herbalist, biodynamic gardener, teacher, and writer living in rural Maine. She founded Avena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary in 1985.
Molly Haley is a Maine-based freelance photographer, specializing in portraiture and documentary photography.
"Every summer you hang stalks of lavender you've harvested and snip calendula and echinacea blooms, some of which make it into a garnish for a post-gardening cocktail. But otherwise, you're really not sure what else to do with the herbs you've grown. Herbalist and Avena Botaniclas founder Deb SOule has written a book just for you: The Healing Garden: Herbs for Health and Wellness." - The Ellsworth (Maine) American,
"A fascinating instructional guide to understanding herbal medicines, gardening, harvesting, drying, preserving and preparing a wide variety of herbal teas, tinctures, tonics and infusions." - Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel,