This page is to provide an illustrative interactive overview of Herbal Roots zine, a monthly publication, which began in February 2009. In short, it represents hundreds of research hours and one aspect of my work as an herbalist, author and illustrator.

In 2014, I was awarded two awards during the poster sessions at the American Herbalist Guild Symposium: the Contribution to Knowledge and the People’s Choice awards.

I invite you to explore the sampling of issues I have chosen to represent each year’s publication. Simply click on a cover below. These examples illustrate how Herbal Roots zine has changed and grown over the years, and includes a variety of herbs, both common and uncommon.

To explore the site further, please feel free to click on any of the internal links – they’re all live.

Herbal Roots zine is issued on the first of each month and focuses on one herb, containing many activities to make learning about that herb a lot of fun. There are stories, crossword puzzles, mazes, crafts, recipes and much more.

2009 focus:
Marshmallow, Chickweed, Violet, Dandelion, Plantain, Yarrow, Calendula, Elderberry, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Pine

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2010 focus:
Ginger, Willow, Garlic, Comfrey, Peppermint, Chamomile, St. John’s Wort, Mullein, Rose, Echinacea, Sage, Cinnamon


2011 focus:
Turmeric, Cottonwood, Burdock, Wild Cherry, Nettles, Red Clover, Lavender, Bergamot, Goldenrod, Evening Primrose, Black Walnut, Clove

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2012 focus:
Kelp, Birch, Cleavers, Apple, Catnip, Thyme, Oats, Basil, Prunella, Sumac, Cranberry, Nutmeg

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2013 focus:
Aloe, Onion, Slippery Elm, Peach, Blackberry, Horseradish, California Poppy, Milk Thistle, New England Aster, Crampbark, Oak, Vanilla

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2014 focus:
Lemon, Eucalyptus, Witch Hazel, Chicory, Raspberry, Spilanthes, Borage, Passionflower, Yellow Dock, Reishi, Hawthorn, Cayenne

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2015 focus:
Bay Laurel, Usnea, Honeysuckle, Mulberry, Coriander, Feverfew, Motherwort, Boneset, Ragweed, Maitake, Black Pepper, Cacao

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2016 focus:
Cumin, Cardamom, Forsythia, Eleuthero, Mugwort, Skullcap, Valerian, Gumweed, Ginkgo, Fennel, Vitex, Saw Palmetto

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2017 focus:
Thuja, Mustard, Coltsfoot, Horsetail, Wild Ginger, Jewelweed, Ground Ivy, Wood Betony, Hops, Teasel, Turkey Tail, Astragalus

2018 focus (in progress):
Licorice, Speedwell, Sassafras, Calamus, Shepherd’s Purse, Wild Lettuce, Queen Anne’s Lace, Poke, Elecampane, Gravel Root, Oyster Mushroom, Ashwagandha

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