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Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families

Rachel Jepson Wolf



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Voyageur Press
28 November 2018
Nature, the natural world (Children's&YA); Handicrafts (Children's&YA); Educational: Biology
In Herbal Adventures, you'll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends!

Start with a delicious home made soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs.

Herbal Adventures includes recipes and instructions for making: Elderberry syrup; Herbal chai; Dandelion honey; Herbal first aid balm; Chickweed pesto; Herbal cough syrup; Pine needle tea; Sore throat soother; Splinter and sting salve; Plus dozens more herbal teas, snacks, oils, and balms!

Pack up your own foraging kit, and get crafty making seed bombs, flower crowns, and your own homemade plant press. What are you waiting for? All this and more awaits you on your next herbal adventure!
By:   Rachel Jepson Wolf
Imprint:   Voyageur Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 229mm, 
ISBN:   9780760360514
ISBN 10:   0760360510
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   28 November 2018
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rachel Jepson Wolf loves nothing more than bringing people and plants together. With a degree in environmental education and biology, Rachel spent years helping kids and adults fall in love with the natural world. In 2002 she founded LuSa Organics, a botanical body care company, and more recently began leading in-person herbal retreats for adults and children. Today Rachel lives with her husband, Pete, and their two children, Lupine and Sage, on a wonderfully weedy homestead in rural Wisconsin. Her days are spent writing, foraging, playing with plants, and homeschooling her kids. Find Rachel online at, where she blogs about herbs, farm, and family; or explore her herbal body care line at

Reviews for Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families

Herbal Adventures has everything I appreciate in a good herb book: sound practical information and great remedies and recipes, all enhanced by personal stories and insights. This may be my new favorite! * Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author * Like stumbling upon a hidden brook on a bright summer's day, this book is a refreshing treasure for the earth-curious child and the young-at-heart of every age. Rachel shows us how the natural world is the real fairy tale, and how much closer we are to that magic than we think. * Asia Suler, Creator and Concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries * If you've ever wanted a friendly guide to connecting your family to the plants that sustain and heal us, look no further. * Ben Hewitt, author of Home Grown and The Nourishing Homestead * Herbal Adventures is the perfect guidebook to plant-based fun for families with children. * Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest, Nature's Garden, and Incredible Wild Edibles * The beauty on each page of Herbal Adventures makes me desperate to create! Rachel keeps the projects accessible and the photographs are stunning. This book is sure to be well-used and well-loved. * Jamie C. Martin, editor of and author of Give Your Child the World *

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