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Book Review: Spontaneous Healing

By Portia Meares

Spontaneous Healing is Andrew Weil’s fourth book devoted to natural healing. Like his earlier books, this one treats healing as a compendium of therapies, including herbs, lifestyle changes, and beliefs that hinder or help healing. Learn more.

Round Robin: Fact and Fiction

By Andy Van Hevelingen

Notes from regional herb gardeners: The British are coming! The British are coming! Or so it seems. My favorite bookstore is filled with a wealth of new herb books from England. Read more.

Round Robin: Messy Fun

By Rob Proctor

Notes from regional herb gardeners: “I’m having a Martha Stewart weekend” has become a popular expression among my friends. It means that one of us is tackling a wonderful, ambitious project or two (or three or four). Read more.

Round Robin: Luminous Pinks

By Elisabeth Sheldon

Notes from regional herb gardeners: If you’ve grown mountain mint (Pycnanthemum sp.), you must love it as much as I do. If you don’t know it, let me tell you about it.


Book Review: The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook

By Ariel Tilson

This guide to all things honey takes readers through the final stages of honey refinement. Read more.

Editor's Pick: Holly Blues

By The Herb Companion staff

This month, our Editor's Pick regards the latest installment in the China Bayles mystery series.

Fresh Clips: Herb Day

By Allison Martin

Everyone’s favorite grassroots herb movement has changed its date of celebration from the fall to the first Saturday in May, so mark your calendars for HerbDay on May 1, 2010.

In Basket: May 2010

By The Herb Companion staff

Our readers are always writing to us and asking us questions about herbs. Read some of our favorite letters regarding the May 2010 issue.