“Herbal Roots zine is a course in itself…!!”

…an ongoing course of learning for children and adults alike!



Here’s what folks are saying about Herbal Roots zine:

Though directed at kids, Herbal Roots Zine is IDEAL for adults.  I love how it keeps things simple, and I love the great, beautiful art.

You get to learn through information and recipes sure, but the REAL magic is in the PLAY…songs, poems, crafts, puzzles and stories. These are the oldest form of human learning. We’re hard wired for it, and this is why Herbal Roots Zine is the most effective herbal learning tool I have seen.

Kristine is an amazing artist and herbalist. As a mom of 4 kids, she has a true gift for connecting with kids.

Though my own children really love Herbal Roots Zine, secretly, it’s me who spends the most time with it. Shhhh.

-John Gallagher, L.Ac., and creator of Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game


Probably the most important thing that can happen in the field of herbalism is that it be passed along, as it has always been, to younger generations.   

In some places, not so long ago, a generation or two of us missed this, and we had to try and learn it all in our twenties and thirties.  It made us think that what we were doing was “alternative” instead of traditional, and we had to unlearn some things that a different paradigm taught us were unassailably true.  
How much more natural to grow up learning about plants as medicines, and seeing the interdependence that is nature expressed in our daily lives?  Herbal Roots Zine helps to achieve this; helps to make it easier for those of us who weren’t taught about herbs as kids to teach our children.  That it’s created by someone as cool as Kristine, who lives and breathes it, is the flower on top.
jim mcdonald, herbalist,


The information included on each herb is simple and experiential enough to entertain even very young children and in-depth and insightful enough to engage teens and yes, even us old timers. Personally, I find Herbal Roots to be an invaluable treasure in the homeschooling of our 10 year old daughter, Rhiannon. Which gives me a great excuse to read it myself. Even beyond parents, Herbal Roots Zine provides a great resource to any educator or caregiver hoping to find effective and easy ways to facilitate connection between children, the earth and the healing herbs.

-Kiva Rose,


If you haven’t checked out the Herbal Roots Zine then I highly recommend it. I use this monthly zine a lot with my young herbal apprentice Tova Rose. She loves the stories, songs and activities. I love being able to quickly create meaningful content for our weekly meetings.

-Rosalee de la Foret,


Herbal Roots zine  is a  lovingly handcrafted homespun herbal publication.

Are you looking for a course to teach your children about herbs?

Want to learn about herbs with your child?

Want an easy format to teach yourself or your kids about herbs that makes sense and actually clicks?

You’ve come to the right place! Herbal Roots will give you the  tools necessary to make herbal learning easy, fun and memorable. And the best thing is, it’s affordable!!

Each issue of Herbal Roots zine is beautifully illustrated.

Author and illustrator Kristine Brown uses vibrant color pencils and water colors to bring her illustrations and the plants alive. Plants are lifelike and well represented.

See for yourself…

Peek inside an issue of Herbal Roots zine:

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What Parents are saying:

My daughter and I just started using your herbalrootszine this month. This is the most interested she has been in her homeschool studies. It’s great to see her so enthusiastic about a topic.”

– Tashina W., USA


I looked up your website because I finally decided to purchase the “Herb Fairy” program from Learning-Herbs. This program comes with your amazing “Herbal Roots E-zine” which is really a great compliment to the stories. In fact, personally I find it quite an essential part of them. A story can convey only so much about a plant. It will help memorize (I hope) some essential aspects. You take it further into the many facets and dimensions with games and actual information which is scientific, but explained for kids to grasp. I also like the way you lay out the questions for the different plants, where kids can learn the scientific terms- for  expectorant as example, but it is directly linked to the plant, and the term has just been explained in text. A really cool schoolbook. And games of course..and more games, and I love the art (smile)…You have done a great job on making Herbs kid friendly, and even I enjoy how you present all the information, which means a lot.

– Susanne B.H., Hartford, CT


Great not-so-little magazine. Fun for the kids and lots of solid facts for anyone interested in “herb-y” stuff. Please keep ‘em commin’.

– Linda, ID


“Just wanted to let you know that my grandchildren and I think the Herbal Roots is the most awesome learning tools and so much fun also! Your creativity shines through hon! We will certainly be getting every issue and I enjoy and learn from them also! These are keepsake treasures forever at my house! Thank you so much for creating and sharing them!

– Leslie P., IL


Very cool! We love this and will be buying next months!

– Tamera B., WA


“The kids are really excited about this! I really love this month and look forward to buying each month. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world in such a fun way!

– Tabitha O., Kissee Mills, MO


Truly wonderful!

– Amanda, PA


Wow! This is so cool. Looking forward to going through it with the kids. My daughter is so into tea right now. She will love this. Thanks for making it. Hope you can keep it up.

– Alan, OH


I really love it! The funny thing is that as an herbalist, I never have taken time to sit down and translate my knowledge into lessons for the kids. Now I don’t have to, thanks a bunch for saving me a lot of time.

– Stephany H., IA


This is a great PDF for herbal learning with kiddos! I am so excited to explore this with the boys…a lovely monthly installment of herbal learning with your kids…

– Chris W., Columbia, MO


Wonderful newsletter ~ Looking forward to next issue ~ Very satisfied ~ Thanks

– Joyce, NC


Ahhh…Love. Love. Love.

– Kat, GA


So lovely, and such a great idea! I’m looking forward to working through the activities with my children. Will definitely buy the next issue as well!

– Jacquelyn, Canada


Beautiful! My daughter just adores the fun artwork in this. Well written and recommended. Thanks again!

– Jacquelyn, Canada


We love Herbal Roots! Lots of information, sweet illustrations, and entertaining, too. Great for families of all sorts (even grown-ups who want to study herbs)! Prompt delivery via e-mail. Thanks, and we look forward to more issues!

– Laura A., Alton, IL


Absolutely sweet. Rich pages full of handwoven love and tons of information. Great variety of ways to get to know your new plant ally throughout the month. Fun to do for both parent and kids. Well done, I recommend it!

– Ananda W., Southbury, CT


Awesome! I’m so glad to have found such a great teaching gem….Thank you!

– Wendy, MI


Great product! Saving my money to buy another.



I love the way that the info here is presented. As an herbalist I am always looking for new ways to learn and to present info to my girls. This is simply great-for children and adults! Thanks

– Lara, WA


How much would you pay for a year’s worth of Herbal Roots?

An informal survey advised me folks would be willing to pay up to $10 per month for something of this caliber! And yet, I’m offering you a year’s worth for only $34.97!!!

You read that right, 12 issues of Herbal Roots zine for $34.97 sent directly to your email inbox.

Individual issues are $7.99 each but you can save almost 60% off the individual pricing by subscribing for a year.



Bonus 1

With your subscription, you’ll receive the entire 2009 archive in addition to a year’s subscription! 23 issues of Herbal Roots for only $34.99, that’s only $1.52 per issue!!

(Please note, we cannot substitute another year for 2009)


This Archive contains all 250 pages full of the first year of Herbal Roots zine:

February – Marshmallow

March – Chickweed

April – Violet

May – Dandelion

June – Plantain

July – Yarrow

August – Calendula

September – Elderberry

October – Lemon Balm

November – Rosemary

December – Pine

Value: $60 (download for free after the purchase of your subscription)


Bonus 2

We’re also giving one year subscribers a 56 page ebook titled Healing Herbs eBook from valued at $27 free with your annual subscription!

This ebook contains information on 23 herbs and a simple remedy or healthful recipe for using each herb. Herbs covered are: Astragalus, Burdock, Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Comfrey, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elder, Garlic, Ginger, Hawthorne, Lemon Balm, Nettles, Oats, Peppermint, Plantain, Red Clover, Slippery Elm, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Wild Rose and Yarrow.

Value: $27 (download for free after the purchase of your subscription)


Bonus 3

The ABC’s of Permaculture Coloring Book


This beautifully illustrated permaculture coloring book is 28 pages in length and contains information on herbal medicines and permaculture. Hand written by Roman Shapla of The Children’s Permaculture Guild and Kurent Journal: a seasonal journal of permaculture-based articles, activities, and games for kids.

Value: $9 (download for free after the purchase of your subscription)


Bonus 4

The Essential Herbal Activity Book


This collection of crossword puzzles, word finds and word scrambles has never before been offered as a complete package. Made by The Essential Herbal creator and editor Tina Sams, this activity book provides 13 different puzzles and the answers to a unique collection of herbally oriented topics.

Value: $8 (download for free after the purchase of your subscription)


That’s $199.88 worth of herbal learning for just $34.97! You can’t beat a deal like that. What are you waiting for?! Subscribe now to get these great deals!


Click here to order by check or money order.

Please allow up to 24 hours to be placed on the subscription email list and to receive your first PDF issue of Herbal Roots and download links. Subscriptions start with the current issue and run for 12 consecutive months. Please note this is a PDF zine only and you will not receive a paper copy of it. You are welcome to print off as many copies as you need for your own personal use.

7 Responses to “Subscribe”

  1. 1
    Mary Moody

    Hello. Is it possible to get any back or current issues of Herbal Roots in paper form?? We live rurally where Internet service is sketchy at best, and would rather have your beautiful magazines on our shelf rather than on the computer. Warmly, Mary

  2. 2

    hello i just subscribed and very excited to get started with my 9 and 12 year old girls we are a family of acupuncturists and just didnt’ know how to bring this to our girls in an organized way
    thank you for providing this wonderful way
    Anne and Eric

  3. 3

    For those of us who like the printed versions: my son and I print them out and insert them in page protectors in a binder behind tabs for that particular herb. We’re not yet subscribers here – we’ve been enjoying some of the archived ones as part of the Herb Fairies study at – we’ll be picking up the 2014 subscription after the holidays when finances pick back up 😉

    Another idea we recently had from a different project is to comb-bind the pages after printing; then they can be on the shelf individually.


  4. 4
    Elaine Isaacs

    would love to learn more about pine

  5. 5
    Marta S

    Hello. I have been printing the archives via Herb Fairies. It’s so costly. I would be happy to pay more for print issues. Thank you and love your magazine.

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    Christa Hannasch

    Hello, with the subscription are the 2009 editions that are included the revised updated issues?

  7. 7

    Hi, just want to learn it for myself right now. Hope thats ok. Don’t have any kids yet, but want to be prepared for when I do. Hope that’s okay. Thank you, Shawn.

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