Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rosemary Gladstar at the Dandelion Spring Fling

Join Rosemary Gladstar — known as the godmother of modern herbalism — for a discussion of her new book, Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide.

Saturday, April 14
Dandelion Acres Garden Center's
Spring Fling Open House
Book Signing and Informal Discussion:
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

More about the Spring Fling Open House

The open house runs both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; additional guests include Vermont poet Rick Bessette, Vermont Technical College horticulture professor Marlys Eddy, and weed control expert Michael Bald. Dandelion Acres Garden Center is located at 2274 RR 107 in Bethel, Vermont. The open house will feature a free plant for every attendee, snacks served all day, lots of prize drawings, special sales, and free product samples. There will be a live on-site radio broadcast Saturday morning.

More about Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs

Learn How to Ease Common Ailments Naturally
Are you spending hours in the cough-and-cold aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering what the difference is between a suppressant, an expectorant, and a decongestant, only to get home, dose yourself, and realize you just spent 12 bucks on something for a stuffy nose when you have a runny one? With so many brands, so many variations by the same brand, and so many scary stories of pharmacological side effects, it’s almost impossible to leave a drugstore feeling confident about what you inevitably just paid too much money for.

This is only one of the reasons more and more people are returning to the ancient healing art of herbalism, and there is no better instructor in the practice of simple, safe, and effective natural medicine than Rosemary Gladstar. One of the most trusted and well-respected herbalists of her time — and known as the godmother of modern herbalism — Gladstar demonstrates how easy it is to make safe, all-natural, low-cost healing remedies for common ailments in her new book, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.

Ideal for those embarking on an organic lifestyle or seeking to take better control of their health, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs documents how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants. Easy-to-follow recipes produce such remedies as aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender–lemon balm tea for stress relief. With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions for drying, preserving, and incorporating these herbs in teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, oils, liniments, and even pills and capsules, Gladstar introduces the fundamentals in a straightforward manner, enabling anyone to take a gentler, less expensive approach to managing everyday, nonemergency health problems in the home.

Rosemary Gladstar is a renowned herbal teacher and practitioner with more than 35 years of experience working with herbs. She’s the author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and Herbal Healing for Women; director of the International Herb Symposium and the annual Women’s Herbal Conference; cofounder of the Traditional Medicinal Tea Company (for which she formulated the original blends); and founding president of the nonprofit United Plant Savers.

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