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

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

by Rachel Jepson Wolf


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“A real gem…a perfect beginners’ book no matter your age.”
—Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author

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 homemade 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760360514
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 531,435
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 LüSa Organics, a botanical body care company, and more recently began leading in-person herbal retreats for adults and children. She is also the author of Herbal Adventures, a family-friendly exploration of herbs and the wonderful things you can make with them. 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 rachelwolfclean.com, where she blogs about herbs, farm, and family; or explore her herbal body care line at lusaorganics.com.

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Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and their Families is a carefully worded, simple to understand guide for kids and their adults to create - and enjoy! - the cultivation, storage and use of many of the herbs that have been used by families for generations to promote health and ward off illness. I have many guides I have collected over the years but this is the best I have ever seen for youngsters and beginners to understand and enjoy the family herb garden. The photos are crisp and clear, making identification simple, and the enthusiasm expressed by Rachel J. Wolf is contagious. I received a free electronic copy of this guide from Netgalley, Rachel Jepson Wolf and Young Voyageur publishing on Jan 5, 2019. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.