This book has a great deal of information in it for the startup medicinal herb grower and also for the advanced farmer of medicinal herbs. It will help engender success in growing common weeds and rare and unusual plants.
In the year 2000, Richo wrote the book “Making Plant Medicine” that told the story of our little family living in the coast mountains of Oregon. That book helped people learn how to access the healing power of herbs.
“The Medicinal Herb Grower” continues the story. It is about how to make a place for these healing herbs to grow and draws from Richo’s over 25 years of experience growing medicinal herbs. The book starts with “Principles of Natural Gardening Techniques,” covering: observation in nature, planting with the seasons, creating plant habitat, the benefits of diversity, and rules of (green) thumb. The book then covers “Practices of Natural Gardening Techniques,” practical “how-to’s”, covering: preparing the ground, making diverse composts and potting soils, planting seeds and cuttings, caring for plants, and harvest and processing of medicinal herbs and seeds. The book is full of amusing anecdotes and is delightfully illustrated by Sena Cech.