The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines
by Michael and Nancy Phillips
All the issues surrounding contemporary herbalism and common sense health care are explored in-depth in The Herbalist’s Way. The intimate stories and practical advice offered by highly respected herbalists from across the country makes this book particularly inspiring. You’ll read about learning, growing, making medicine, consulting and teaching about the healing herbs in this unique guide. More and more, people are deciding that connecting with the earth is going to be an integral part of their life. Nurturing our loved ones and our communities, bestowing the gifts of the plants and of spirit, is the way of the village herbalist.
Michael’s apple book has been a modest success, selling nearly 40,000 copies since its publication in 1998. The exciting news is that this classic orcharding book has just been written anew! This time around Apple Grower comes in full color with many practical charts and completely surprising features.
As one friend said, The Apple Grower is a full-fledged college course on apple growing in its own right, and certainly worth every penny.
This book proves that it is possible to grow good apples organically on a small scale, with a minimum of inputs and an integrated systems approach to orchard health. Whether you are a commercial orchardist, organic farmer, backyard enthusiast, or apple lover you will enjoy and benefit from the teachings.
Michael Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators and beneficial allies; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; varietal rundowns of all the major tree fruits, and the newest research on safe, locally-inspired solutions to pest and disease challenges.
How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility
by Michael Phillips
$40 Hardcover Edition
Regenerative practices for the farm, garden, orchard, forest, and landscape.
Mycorrhizal fungi have been waiting a long time for people to catch on. How these symbiotic organisms enhance plant health is absolutely stunning. Nutrients are delivered by means of “fungus-root” synergy. A boost to green immune function helps keep disease at bay. Expansive fungal networks bring resiliency to ecosystems. Soil aggregate formation addresses carbon flow. Yet for the longest time, we have ignored basic soil biology and instead disturbed ecosystems at our own peril. Time to change all that, and fast! Join with me to catch this mycelial wave and work towards a tomorrow for generations to come.