Got Questions? We’re always happy to hear from you! Below is a list of questions that we are frequently asked. If you do not see your question on the list, please email us: info AT herbalrootszine DOT com.

Can I get Herbal Roots zine sent to me in print?

Herbal Roots zine is a PDF zine only and we do not have the capabilities at this time to print and mail out issues. You are welcome to print them off yourself or take them to a local printing place. Families are allowed to print off as many copies as are needed for use within their immediate family.

How often is Herbal Roots zine published? 

Herbal Roots zine is a monthly publication that is sent out via email links between the last Friday and the last Monday of the month to subscribers. It is available to everyone else as a single download on the first of every month.

I am new to Herbal Roots zine but received free issues through another website. Can I get another year for free with my annual subscription since I’ve already received the bonus elsewhere?

At this time, we are only offering the 2009 archive with the purchase of an annual subscription.

I have just subscribed to Herbal Roots zine and would like to purchase the back issues. Why are the archived back issues more than the current subscription rate?

The current subscription rate is a discounted rate that I have been offering indefinitely. Subscriptions usually run $60/year. If you purchase them issue by issue it would cost you $95.88. It takes additional time for me to put together the annual archives so at this time, it is what we can offer for the time involved in putting everything together.

Occasionally I do put the archived issues on sale but I do not have set dates for that to happen. I try to offer sales every few months so if you are interested in waiting for a sale, be sure you are on our newsletter list to be notified of when they go on sale.

I would like to subscribe to Herbal Roots zine. It is halfway through the year, can I back date my subscription to January so I can get the entire year in my subscription?

I cannot backdate the subscription; however, all the back issues are available for sale in the archives.

I would like to give a gift subscription to my niece/cousin/grandchild/child. Is it possible for the ezines to go directly to them while I pay for it? 

Yes it is! When you purchase through paypal, there will be a place for a note, simply tell me the name and email of the person you would like it to go to along with the date you would like it to start (for instance if it’s for someone’s birthday, tell me the day after you are notifying them of the gift subscription). If you are mailing a check, simply include the recipient’s name and email address. If you email me directly after purchasing, I am happy to send you a gift certificate to give to them as well.


Do you offer discounted rates to students or seniors?

We offer discounted rates to anyone who purchases an annual subscription.  Individual issues run $7.99 each ($95.88/year) but an annual subscription is $34.99, a savings of $60.89. Additionally, archived annual sets can be purchased for $60 which is a $35.88 savings.

I am new to Herbal Roots zine. Can you send me a free issue to check out before I commit to buying an entire year?

Sure! Simply sign up to receive my weekly newsletter and a free issue will be sent out to you. The newsletter is completely free and is sent out weekly to remind you of our awesome giveaways and send you information on the upcoming issues along with free recipes and craft tutorials.

How can I get ahold of you?

Go to our support page for all our contact information.

Do I have to purchase with a credit card?

Absolutely not! You are welcome to mail us a check or money order, made payable to Herbal Roots zine, to 8801 State Route 162, Troy, IL 62294. As soon as the check clears, we will add you into the system. Please include a note with the name and email address that you want the subscription sent to.

I just purchased a back issue/subscription/the entire archive and did not know it was a pdf zine. I was expecting an actual magazine to be mailed to my door. Can I get a refund now that I’ve downloaded it? 

I’m sorry but at this time we are not offering refunds on items that have been downloaded. We try to be very forthcoming on this website with the offerings we have. If you have downloaded the file we cannot refund your money.


13 Responses to “FAQ”

  1. 1

    Hello, I am interested in the curriculum. I homeschool my kids and I am into herbs but it would be really nice to have some direction. Is it the yearly subscription? Or something else?

  2. 2

    Is there a way to purchase a subscription as a gift? If so, how is the best way to go about doing that? Thanks!

  3. 3
    de Anna

    I am just wondering if all 6 years of back issues will be available to purchase as a set in the near future? Thanks 🙂

  4. 4

    I’m working on that right now!

  5. 5
    de Anna

    Looking forward to being able to purchase the 6 years of back issues.

    I just treated myself to the 2015 subscription today, will I still get the issue on Bay Laurel? (Fingers crossed lol)

    Excited to start receiving my subscription either way! 🙂

  6. 6
    Ann Conger

    Just wished to say, I have read some samples of your ezine through Herbmentor and truly enjoy how you bring your articles to life.

    they are inspiring and I can’t wait to I save enough to order a subscription of Herbal Roots. I love your stories and descriptions of the plants.


  7. 7

    Awww, thanks Ann!

  8. 8

    OH this looks so amazing and beautiful and is totally something I would buy for myself and my two girls to enjoy together! However I can’t believe I can’t buy it in print ! 🙁 I don’t allow my children to play on a computer, or read on a computer at this point. Im extremely sensitive to EMF’s as well and don’t believe in exposing the kids to them…And this is such a magical thing you are creating I wish we could hold it in our hands and flip pages and pick it up and look at it !! Plus the kids and their excited anticipation of a monthly arriving magazine!!! Is there a way to sign up for a notification when it is finally available to receive in print?

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    Eileen Luciani

    I have nettles all over my property. This is the first time I have harvested them. I don’t like spinach except in dips. I live alone, so I don’t have to please anyone but myself. Nettles seem so good for me, I think it would be stupid not to find a way for me to incorporate them into my diet. I have always been a naturalist at heart, now I can do what I have always wanted to do. A little guidance is all I need. Thank you for anything you can teach me.

  10. 10

    Hi Eileen,

    You might be interested in the Nettles issue, I have lots of ways to incorporate them into your diet: https://www.herbalrootszine.com/back-issues-2/2011-archives/may-2011-2/

    They are such a nutrient rich herb, and there are many ways to enjoy them from teas and infusions to soups, sautés, and quiches. I hope you find some ways to enjoy them!

  11. 11

    I would love to see a treatment here on lambsquarters (chenopodium album). Thanks!

  12. 12
    Melissa Mutterspaugh

    Hi Kristine!

    I love your magazine and what you are doing! My personal subscription has recently expired. However, I have just opened up a new herbal apothecary in my small community, and I would love to make these available to the kids that come into the shop, and their parents too.
    I vaguely remember seeing something about a commercial subscription, but I can’t find it on your site right now.
    Would you please send me a bit more info in that department?
    Thank you!

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    Dawn Kytle

    what does plant energetics mean. I see the list of thing on your print out not sure what to do with that. Homeschooling my 12 yr old daughter just found this yesterday and love the print out for foraging and ID of plants. Thanks Dawn

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