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Essay Winner: Let the Lessons Live On

By Shell Greenier

Looking Forward to Herbs: We were faced with many good choices as we read through the entries for our 20th anniversary essay contest, “Looking Forward to Herbs.” Our first-place winner, Shell Greenier’s “Let the Lessons Live On,” reminds us of the legacy we’ve inherited and the future we want to bequeath.


In Basket: Baking Bread Pudding (and more)

By The Herb Companion staff

Letters from our beloved readers.


Body and Soul: Basic Baby Powder

By Colleen K. Dodt

Raise your little one with these safe and natural remedies. From creams and body butters to basic baby powder, these recipes are essential and they won’t break your budget.


Body and Soul: Bosom, Belly and Bottom Butter

By Colleen K. Dodt

Raise your little one with these safe and natural remedies. From creams and body butters to basic baby powder, these recipes are essential and they won’t break your budget.


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Body and Soul: Skin Protection Balm

By Colleen K. Dodt

Raise your little one with these safe and natural remedies. From creams and body butters to basic baby powder, these recipes are essential and they won’t break your budget.


Body and Soul: Calendula Cream

By Colleen K. Dodt

 Raise your little one with these safe and natural remedies. From creams and body butters to basic baby powder, these recipes are essential and they won’t break your budget.


The Noble Bay: What is That Scent?

By Arthur O. Tucker

Bay Laurel may be the best known, but it is not the only type of bay.


Round Robin: Garden Mambo

By Rob Proctor

I’m a low-tech gardener and happy about it. I see tempting tools and gadgets in catalogs that are supposed to make my life easier, but I rarely succumb to their charms. If I wanted my life to be easier, I wouldn’t garden.