How To Move Like A Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines From Plants
Now Available! 256 informative pages with over 200 beautiful color photographs taken in Avena's garden. This book embodies Deb's deep love and respect for the spirit of the medicinal plants she has worked with for almost 40 years.
“If you would have a lovely garden you should lead a lovely life,” is a Shaker quote long hidden in some deep cerebral crevice that leaped from my right brain as I turned each beautiful page of Deb Soule’s How to Move Like a Gardener. This garden of words, photos, thoughts, and feelings feeds my eyes, my mind, my spirit. Here plants and people are not separate kingdoms, classes, and species. Here we find the practical instructions on how to lead a lovely life in a lovely garden. –Steven Foster, author, photographer, consultant for medicinal and aromatic plants
Like one of Deb's hummingbirds, hovering before the inviting maw of a nasturtium, the reader will find this book endowed with glorious offerings of rich nectar. It makes me want to go out and turn the compost pile, one steaming forkful at a time, while slowly chewing a dandelion leaf that protrudes from the corner of my mouth. Once again we find that by working within nature's phantasmagoria of diverse life forms, us humans, unleashed from the tethers of telephones, traffic, and time, find ourselves a part of great nature, and in so doing, find freedom. –Richo Cech, Horizon Herbs
Herbalist Deb Soule offers the reader a beautifully written, heart-centered gardening book that reads as much like a prayer as it does a practical guide for all gardeners, new and experienced; sure to awaken and inspire one to explore creative ways of tending the rich life held in a well loved garden. Weaving stories with sound advice, the author shares wisdom gleaned through years of cultivating not only soil and plants, but also her research and work with the pollinators, biodynamic practices and favorite tools used in growing simple herbal remedies to nourish the gardener as they heal the Earth. Honoring traditions, ances tors and the sacredness of carrying on the work of the wise herbalists that came before us, Deb reminds us of the blessing of being called to this work! -Kate Gilday, Herbalist, Woodland Essence
This book is astounding! It is everything you want in a book about gardening; good solid practical advice, a spiritual connection to the earth, and visually beautiful. Deb has taken her twenty-five-plus years as a professional medicinal plant gardener, her life-time love of the Earth and the plant people, and come up with something very special. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in gardening or the plant people. Run, walk, drive to the nearest book store and get a copy. I promise you this book will be well read, well worn, and well loved. -Karyn Sanders, Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine
Way beyond food, flowers, or medicine, gardening as the mindful rhythm in harmony with all living souls. -C.R. Lawn, FEDCO Seeds
Deb Soule is overflowing with the healing wisdom of the plant world distilled through many years of study, experience and observation. Her reverence and respect for nature and deep intuitive capacities are evident in every page of this book. What a gift! -Robert Karp, Director of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association