There are so many incredible resources for folks who want to learn more about herbalism! This is just a small sampling of some favorites. Please reach out if you have suggestions for more resources to feature.
Books (Anna's personal favorites!)
Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
An overview of botany written in an accessible format with a focus on gardening and garden plants.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A beautiful and moving read written by an Indigenous woman scientist whose love of the Earth pours through her words.
Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici
A dive into the history of the Witch Hunts in Europe and their relationship to the rise of capitalism and colonization. A dense yet life-changing book that tells a neglected yet essential story that gives context to the societal issues faced today.
Ecstasy is Necessary: A Practical Guide by Barbara Carellas
Explore Eros, pleasure, and connection to life force energy with the expertise of Barbara Carellas.
Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown
A practical and inspiring guide for organizing resistance and creating regenerative cultures. A must-read!
The Gift of Healing Herbs by Robin Rose Bennett
This book contains a wealth of knowledge of medicinal plants and ways of working with them.
Growing 101 Herbs that Heal: Gardening Techniques, Recipes, and Remedies by Tammi Hartung
Everything you need to know to start a thriving medicinal garden, including uses of herbs that can be cultivated.
Healing Magic by Robin Rose Bennett
Full of practices and philosophy to help weave magic, connection, and intention into your herbal practice.
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
Full of recipes and advice on finding and working with herbs to support specific needs
Herbal Rituals by Judith Berger
A reflection on the cycle of the year, bringing together Jewish holidays and practices, in-depth information about one plant per month, recipes, and more.
Holistic Anatomy by Pip Waller
An excellent source for understanding the body.
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America by Steven Foster James A. Duke
A practical guide for identifying medicinal plants in the wild.
People, Programs, and Collectives
This is an (incomplete) list of people, projects, and groups who are doing important work, many of whom Anna knows personally. Check them out!
Art & Creation
"Away, away" - Ibeyi
"Brujas" - Princess Nokia
"The Course" - Ayla Nereo
"Hallelujah" - MaMuse
"Held in the Heart" - Abbi Spinner McBride
"I Deserve That" - Oompa feat. Cliff Notez
"La Diaspora" - Nitty Scott feat. Zap Mama
"Love Letters to God" - Nahko and Medicine for the People
"Medicine" - Rising Appalachia
"Natural Order" - MaMuse
"Resilient" - Rising Appalachia
"River" - Ibeyi
"Solar Plexus" - OSHUN
"Whispers" - Ayla Nereo