Llewellyn’s 2009 Herbal Almanac

Llewellyn’s 2009 Herbal Almanac © 2008
Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN 978-0-7387-0723-5
309 pages
Paperback
$8.99 (U.S.) $10.50 (Canada)
Reviewed by: Mike Gleason

I have always been impressed by the breadth of topics covered in the Herbal Almanac. It would be so easy to allow one aspect to dominate, but there are six distinct sections to this annual offering, and they provide inspiration for everyone from the city-dwelling, window box gardener to the rural family-sustaining individual.

The six sections in this annual are: Growing and Gathering Herbs; Culinary Herbs; Herbs for Health; Herbs for Beauty; Herb Crafts; and Herb History, Myth and Lore. That pretty much covers the world of herbs. And speaking of the world, the authors come from around the world, as do the herbs they write about.

If you can’t find an article that grabs your interest (there are over three dozen of them), you obviously don’t have any interest in herbs, so why bother picking up this book? Whether you are an avid gardener who lives and breathes herbs, or an armchair herbalist, there is something here for you.

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