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Through the Gate of Trees
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Required Resources

Class Book

McCleary, Annie. Wisdom of the Herbs

Field Guides

Foster, Steven and James Duke. Medicinal Plants. (Peterson Field Guide #40)
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide.
Peterson, Lee Allen. Edible Wild Plants. (Peterson Field Guide #23)

Supplemental Reading and Resources

Wild Edibles

Brill, “Wildman” Steve. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
Brown, Tom Jr. Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Kavasch, Barrie. Native Harvest: Recipes and Botanicals of the American Indian
Seymour, Tom. Foraging New England
Thayer, Samuel. The Forager’s Harvest, Nature's Garden
Weed, Susun. Healing Wise

Health and Healing
Dawson, Adele G. Herbs: Partners in Life         
Edwards, Gail Faith. Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs
Gardner, Joy. The New Healing Yourself
Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Healing for Women; Family Herbal
Grieve, Mrs. A Modern Herbal
Hoffman, David. Medical Herbalism
Levy, Juliette de Bairacli. Common Herbs for Natural Health; Farm and Stable
Hobbs, Christopher. Foundations of Health: The Liver and Digestive Herbal
Moritz, Andreas. The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush
Scott, Timothy Lee. Invasive Plant Medicine
Soule, Deb. The Roots of Healing
Tierra, Lesley. A Kid’s Herb Book
Tierra, Michael. Planetary Herbology

Botany, Wild Roots and Wild Flowers

Brown, Lauren. Wildflowers and Winter Weeds
Carter, Kate. Wildflowers of Vermont
Elliot, Doug. Wild Roots
Elpel’s, Thomas J. Botany in a Day
Sanders, Jack. The Secrets of Wildflowers
Stokes, Donald and Lillian. A Guide to Enjoying Wildflowers

Trees and Shrubs

Blouin, Glen. An Eclectic Guide to Trees East of the Rockies; Weeds of the Woods
Burns, G.P. and C.H. Otis. The Handbook of Vermont Trees
Carter, Kate. Shrubs and Vines of Vermont
Fergus, Charles. Trees of New England: A Natural History
Heinrich, Bernd. The Trees in My Forest
Stokes, Donald. The Natural History of Wild Shrubs and Vines
Symonds, George W.D. The Shrub Identification Book; The Tree Identification Book

Natural History

Anderson, M. Kat. Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and Management of California’s Natural Resources
Johnson, Charles W. The Nature of Vermont
Outwater, Alice. Water: A Natural History

Plant, Animal and Elemental Communication

Andrews, Ted. Animal-Speak
Buhner, Stephen. Sacred Plant Medicine
Cowan, Eliot. Plant Spirit Medicine
Emoto, Masaro.The Hidden Messages in Water (or any title by Emoto)
Findhorn Community. The Findhorn Garden
Lonegren, Sig. Spiritual Dowsing
Maclean, Dorothy. To Honor the Earth

Food as Medicine

D’Adamo, Dr. Peter. Eat Right for Your Type
Dufty, William. Sugar Blues
Fallon, Sally. Nourishing Traditions
Pitchford, Paul. Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions & Modern Nutrition
Price, Weston. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: Primitive and Modern Diets
Turner, Kristina. The Self-Healing Cookbook

Homesteading Skills

Ashworth, Suzanne. Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques
Bubel, Nancy. Root Cellaring; Seed-Starters Handbook
Deppe, Carol. The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self Reliance
Falk, Ben. The Resilient Farm and Homestead
Hewitt, Ben. The Nourishing Homestead

Primitive Skills

Brown, Tom. Wilderness Survival
Neddo, Nick. The Organic Artist

Healthy Household Cleaning

Berthold-Bond, Annie. Clean and Green
Nature Poetry

Lisi, George. Through the Gate of Trees; The Home of Light


Furlong, Monica. Wise Child; Juniper



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