Resources and Links

I love sharing resources! Here are links to herbalists, herb and supplies sources, foraging sites, seed and plant sources, relevant organizations, and blogs and websites with good information. The theme, of course, is herbs and plants, healing, foraging, loving the earth, taking care of ourselves. And sometimes something just for fun.

There is no particular order under each heading, it may eventually become alphabetized. (I am still adding to this page, so you may want to check back to see what else I’ve put on here.)

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jim mcdonald

Kiva Rose

Tommy Priester

Brittany Wood Nickerson
Publishes The Herbal Homestead Journal


Commonwealth School of Holistic Herbalism
Classes on-line; Clinic; Blog; Podcast

Boston School of Herbal Studies
lasses and Apprenticehips

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
School and Community Herbal Clinic



Jeans Greens Center for Holistic Health and Wellness
NY  On-line only
Bulk herbs, tinctures, salves, books, beeswax, infused oils, essential oils, bottles and jars, DIY supplies, etc. A number of products by small, artisanal makers.

Foster Herbs
Wholesale and retail fresh and dried herbs, tea blends, extracts

Great Cape Herbs
Brewster, MA
Dried herbs, wide range of herbal products

Healing Spirits Herb Farm
Avoca, NY
Dried herbs, wide range of herbal products, flower essences, more

 Muddy River Herbals
Canton, MA
Herb plants, fresh herbs, CSA, dried herbs, herbal blends and products, classes, herbal information, e-books, more

Sawmill Herb Farm
Montague, MA
Fresh herbs, CSA, dried herbs, herbal blends and products, classes, herbal information

Zack Woods Herb Farm
Hyde Park, VT
Wholesale and retail dried herbs, tea blends, book

Atlantic Spice Co., P.O. Box 205, North Truro, MA 02652  1-800-316-7965Gourmet Spices, Herbs, Tea, Essential Oils and Potpourri at Wholesale Prices. They have a store in North Truro.

Mountain Rose Herbs, PO Box 50220, Eugene, OR 97405
(800) 879-3337
Bulk herbs, beeswax, infused oils, essential oils, bottles and jars, etc.

Herbal Products
(Also check out resources above)

Urban Moonshine
Herbal Apothecary

Elemental Essence
Hand-crafted mineral cosmetics, organic hair and skincare products

White Buffalo Herbs
Organic herbal products

Emily Skin Soothers
Soothing salves, soaps

Interesting blog from an Australian herbalist.


List  of edible native plants of the American Northeast from Russ Cohen’s website

Edible Wild Food apples
Plants, mushrooms, and berries throughout the US and Canada

Learn Your Land
Videos and articles about the wild plants on the north Eastern seaboard of the US. Very well done/ is a website to help you learn about plants and their ecology and distribution, with an eye towards preserving, protecting, and restoring biodiversity. A database of plant ecology. Lots of info.

Eat the Planet: Exploring Earth’s Forgotten Edibles
Focuses mainly on non-mainstream edibles, many of which can be foraged locally.

Green Deane

John Kallas

Falling Fruit
“Falling Fruit is a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets.”
Interactive map for foraging around the world.

Pull Up Your Plants
“The Ethnobotany of Foraged Foods and Peculiar Produce”

Foraging blog

Foraging blog

Karen Stpehenson  Wild food site  recipes, information wild foods, more

Christopher Nyerges  Wild foods, survival skills, more

Blog with interesting recipes, many with meat, so skip if you’re vegan

blog post

blog post

blog post “Foraging Reference: 130+ Edible Wild Plants”


Nursery and seed sources for native plants, etc. in the New England area:

Strictly Medicinal Seeds–common and hard-to-find herbs, native plants, and more; books, tincture presses, more. One of my favorite places to find seeds and plants!

Truelove Seeds–a farm-based seed company offering culturally important and open pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Their seeds are grown by more than 50 small-scale urban and rural farmers committed to community food sovereignty, cultural preservation, and sustainable agriculture.

Native Foods Nursery–native plants you can eat!
Specializing in rare native, edible plants for the sustainable gardener
81868 Lost Valley Ln., Dexter, OR 97431 (206) 356-0354


The Story of Cosmetics

Online version of the classic book, A Modern Herbal, by Mrs. M. Grieve

Quick lists of chemicals to avoid in cosmetics and body care products

List of plant species considered invasive in Massachusetts. Many are edible and/or medicinal, so excellent to harvest in quantity

Drawings of ROOTS of plants: The drawings, their analysis and descriptions were done by three researchers at the Pflanzensoziologisches Institute, Klagenfur. The scans of the original drawings, done by Univ.- Prof. M. E. Lichtenegger covers a wide variety of species ranging from agricultural crops to associated disinherited, but also natural vegetation, from orchids to alpine shrubs and trees. The drawings are those of the rooting systems of individual species carefully isolated from their environment, and drawn in detail.
images of roots