Herbs for Growing
& Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty,
History, Myth & Lore
2000, this compendium of how-to articles related to herbs offers
advice, inspiration and instructions for adding flavor to foods, taking
care of skin and treating ailments, growing and gathering herbs, and
prognosticating with plants.
most almanacs, almost all the information in this book is not date
specific. Only the Moon Tables in the back of the book will be obsolete
at the end of the year. The bulk of the content consists of recipes,
herb profiles, remedies and how-to information that will make it a
useful reference for years to come.
The 2013 almanac includes articles on
growing herbs, cooking with herbs, and using herbs for healing as well
as some background history and mythology. Most interesting and specific
are the pieces on "The Artemisias," horsetail ("A Dinosaur in
Your Backyard"), moon gardens ("Moon Shine"), herbs for skin care, and
Moon Signs, Phases and
"Moon in Libra is a good time to form partnerships of any kind and to
negotiate. It discourages spontaneous initiative, so working with a
partner is essential. Artistic work and teamwork are highlighted."
"Moon in Sagittarius is good for any activity that requires honesty,
candor, imagination, and confidence in the flow of life. This is a good
time to tackle things that need improvement, but watch out for a
tendency to proselytize."
with Herbal, and Leaves
of Psychotropic Herbs