Our Favorite Books

Our team has compiled a collection of our favorite reads as well as our most beloved herbalism books. Never stop learning.

Herbalism Books

A Modern Herbal

by Mrs. M. Grieve

The medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs, and trees with their modern scientific uses.

The Earthwise Herbal

by Matthew Wood

This two-volume set profiles old world (and new) plants, encompassing all the major, and many of the secondary herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism.

The Green Pharmacy

by James A. Duke

Full of recipes, stories, and references to studies. Unlike many herbal books, it is organized by ailment which makes it quick to find ideas when searching. A reference book that can be read like a novel, for the simple joy of it.

Culpeper's Complete Herbal

by Nicholas Culpeper

Mycelium Running

by Paul Stamets

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

by Rosemary Gladstar

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory

by Thomas Easley & Steven Horne

The Herb Book

by John Lust

The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm & Stable

by Juliette de Bairacli Levy

Medicinal Mushrooms

by Christopher Hobbs

Scottish Herbs & Fairy Lore

by Ellen Evert Hopman

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

by Rosemary Gladstar

Herbal Body Book

by Jeanne Rose

Back to Eden

by Jethro Kloss

Herbal Healing for Women

by Rosemary Gladstar

Brandon's Favorites

Touch The Earth

by T.C. McLuhan

Touch The Earth is a self-portrait of Native American existence in a country that was in no way kind to the people or their way of life. Passages range from witty to deeply emotional, while others sing with beauty and eloquence so powerful one might think the authors had a better grasp of the language than native English speakers. There are truths and lessons, and thought provoking subjects that may shake you to your core and leave you seeing the world different than you ever have before.

The Giver

by Louis Lowry

The Giver is a fun read with intriguing points of reflection upon one’s own life and perception, shedding light on a myriad of truths about society.

Harry Potter series

by J.K. Rowling

The world of Harry Potter is a magical and intriguing place, and what these novels gift the reader is so much more than a strange tale of witchy ways to live. Rather, they give the reader a chance to leave all concerns of reality behind while venturing into a world that offers wonder and awe, and endless possibilities. There are fantastic lessons of humility, acceptance, and so much more; many of which inspire the reader to be good at heart, while also promoting confidence and bravery to step up and change the world into a place that can accept all, rather than a select few.

Ishmael

by Daniel Quinn

Ishmael is a fascinating philosophical discussion in socratic style between a teacher and his pupil. It examines the hidden cultural biases driving modern civilization, and explores themes of ethics, sustainability and the direction our culture is heading. Quinn is an articulate writer who inspires deep thought with eye opening prose that comes easy to readers without the esoteric meanderings that bog down many philosophical novels.

Leah's Favorites

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

The first book I fell in love with. As a young reader, it was difficult to catch my attention. This book certainly did with its eccentric antics. It is a lovable whirlwind of events in a dreamlike land, where everything is not as it seems.

Delirium series

by Lauren Oliver

The Delirium Series is set in a world where love is a disease and illegal. They "cure" having feelings of love by doing brain surgery and it is mandatory for anyone over 18 years of age. It starts by following a young girl who is about to receive "the cure". This dystopian series is a good reminder of how amazing and powerful love can be.

The Definitive Book of Body Language

by Allan & Barbara Pease

This book teaches you how to pick up on people's nonverbal communication, which can change the way someone sees the world. Body language can speak louder than verbal language.

Jenni's Favorites

Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Beautiful mix of science and olde ways written by a woman with a true understanding of what it means to be a real human being.

Into The Wilderness

by Sara Donati

A page-turner that takes place in the wilds of America in 1792, that revels in how this land once looked and felt. It embraces the wildness, then delivers many more books in the series once you fall in love.

Outlander series

by Diana Gabaldon

Scottish highlanders, plant medicine, and adventure...what's not to love?

Olivia's Favorites

Warriors series

by Erin Hunter

As my favorite childhood series, these books will always have a special place in my heart. It follows the lives of cat characters that belong to different "clans" each having specific talents, abilities, and loyalties. Parallels can be drawn between the clans and human cultures, making these books an excellent topic of discussion about cultural differences and prejudice. My favorite detail is the herbalism that is incorporated into this book, using Comfrey for broken bones, Feverfew for fevers, Burdock root for infections, Goldenrod for achy joints, and many more.

The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

Our habits create our reality more than we realize and changing bad habits can truly change your life. This book goes into depth on why so many people fail to change bad habits, what you need to do to successfully change a habit, and talks about keystone habits and why they’re so influential.

The Defining Decade

by Meg Jay

Turning 20 is scary, and as a 20 year old who was starting to waste away the most influential years of adulthood, this book reframed my mindset. It emphasizes the importance of the things you do, (and the things you don’t do) in your 20s, thoroughly explaining how relationships, work, and education can shape who you are for the rest of your life.