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New Society Publishers Spring 2021

The Artisan Herbalist
Making Teas, Tinctures, and Oils at Home
By (author): Bevin Cohen
Bevin Cohen


New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound


General Trade
Apr 06, 2021
Print Run: 7000
$29.99 CAD


9in x 7.5 x 0.39 in | 0.78 lb

Page Count:

152 pages


60 full colour images
100% recycled content
FSC certified – recycled C016245
New Society Publishers
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
Traditional medicine and herbal remedies|Small businesses and self-employment|Complementary medicine|Gardening: plants and cultivation guides

Start your journey as an artisan herbalist and take back control of your health and well-being the natural way

From urban apartments to wild countryside, The Artisan Herbalist is an easy-to-use guide that teaches you how to identify, grow, harvest, forage, and craft herbal allies into an assortment of useful health and wellness products. Through storytelling and step-by-step instruction, The Artisan Herbalist covers:

  • The uses and benefits of 38 easy-to-find yet powerful herbs
  • Harvesting from the wild, foraging in the city, and using store-bought herbs
  • Growing herbs in small areas, balconies, and pots
  • Principles, tips, techniques, and formulas to create teas and tinctures
  • Infusing oils for the creation of salves, lotions, and balms
  • Beneficial herb-based recipes
  • Marketing and selling your products through a home-based business.

Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or countryside, take back control of your health and begin your journey toward independent self-care as a budding artisan herbalist.

  • Author has been a herbalist for over a decade and is the owner of Small House Farm, which offers a full line of herbal wellness products.
  • He sits on the board of the International Herb Association.
  • Their products won the national Good Food Award, from the Good Food Foundation in 2017.
  • Author has published two books on seed saving and writes articles for Slow Food, Essential Herbal Magazine and Herb Society of America.
  • Travels widely speaking and running workshops
  • Easy-to-use reference guide to identifying, harvesting, and crafting herbs into useful health and wellness products
  • Differs from other books on this topic as it explains how to scale up your production to set up a home based business
  • Shares secrets of the trade and tips and techniques for success
  • Highlights 40 common, easy-to-find yet powerful herbs
  • 18 tea, tincture, and infused oil recipes and ideas and inspiration to invent your own
  • Beautifully illustrated with 60 full-color images
  • Includes final chapter on how to set up a herbal business
  • Suitable to all geographical locations, and areas with limited growing space in cities, suburbs, and apartments
  • Part of the Homegrown City Life series of introductory books for living sustainably in the city
  • New Society Publishers are committed to the highest environmental practices in the industry, including: printing all their books in North America, on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper, using vegetable-based, low-VOC inks; and offsetting their emissions to make all of their business operations carbon neutral, and is proudly B Corp certified. Their books are so Green you could eat them!

Audience: beginning and experienced herbalists; entrepreneurs looking for a home-based, small-scale business; farmers and gardeners; sustainable living advocates; health and wellness advocates

Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver, and educator. He is the owner of Small House Farm, a sustainable herb farm in central Michigan, offering a full line of herbal wellness products crafted from herbs that are grown or gathered from the wild and oils that are cold-pressed at the homestead. The products are sold across the US and have been featured in numerous magazines. Cohen offers workshops and lectures nationwide on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. He is the author of From Our Seeds & Their Keepers and Saving Our Seeds. He serves on the boards of the International Herb Association, the Slow Food Ark of Taste Seed Bank, and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network. He lives in Sanford, Michigan.

"A wonderful, insightful introduction to herbalism, The Artisan Herbalist provides well-organized instructions on making herbal preparations as well as practical information on how to use plants for health and healing. Beautiful photography highlights and aids in identification of these commonly available plants. Only plants that the author himself has used and knows well are included so one is presented with first-hand knowledge and expertise. A surprising and welcome addition to the book is a chapter on starting your own herbal business, which provides enough detail to get you headed in the right direction. Altogether, a thoroughly delightful, practical, and well-organized introduction to the uses of plants as medicine and food."
Rosemary Gladstar herbalist and author, Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs

"We seem to be wandering into a new way of living, and self-sufficiency has become much more important. Learning to make medicine from easy to find herbs is a huge step in the right direction. The Artisan Herbalist leads the new herbal enthusiast to learn and embrace the plants and how they can help us. Seasoned herbalists will find many pearls of wisdom within these pages that can broaden their own knowledge."
Tina Sams editor, The Essential Herbal Magazine, author, Herbal Medicine for Emotional Healing

"In The Artisan Herbalist, Bevin offers his personal experience and formulations, guiding the reader to easily create their own infusions, teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and balms—his instructions are simple, clear, and informative in Bevin's conversational style."
Susan Belsinger educator, herbalist, author, The Culinary Herbal: Growing and Preserving 97 Flavorful Herbs

"Bevin Cohen has created a masterpiece! Not only is this book beautiful, but it is highly useful. From the basics of making remedies, including a great selection of herbal monographs and recipes, to key tips and details for getting an herbal business up and running, including legal requirements, labeling, marketing, and pricing, this is the book every beginner herbalist should have on hand to start on their herbal path."
Kristine Brown RH (AHG), author, Herbal Roots zine, Herbalism at Home, The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs, and Nature Anatomy Activities for Kids

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