Have you thought about growing herbs at home with your children? Caroline loves growing food we can eat and she’s really keen to learn to use herbs for health and wellbeing too, especially when we’ve grown them ourselves. She’s waiting for our coriander and basil seeds to germinate in the greenhouse and I’ll be posting more about our herb growing over the summer. In the meantime you can read about her old welly herb container project in my holey herbal wellies post!

As part of Kids of the Wild’s gardening project this year I’ve teamed up with Learning Herbs in America to offer readers a chance to buy a series of 13 gorgeous books that teach children (and adults) how to identify and use herbs for cooking, healing and wellbeing. A perfect micro-solution to climate change that we can all try at home.

What are Herb Fairies books?

Herb Fairies is a 13-book adventure series designed to teach children about healing herbs. I discovered Learning Herbs when we bought their co-operative kids board game Wildcraft! a couple of years ago (I recommended it in an outdoor gift selection) and these books are written by the game’s creator, Kimberley Gallagher.

Each book is a learning adventure about a specific herb but includes information on other herbs too.

Whilst the books are American written, all the plants covered are common UK herbs except cinnamon (but you can buy some from the health shop if necessary!) The stories cover each of the following healing plants: –

  • Chickweed
  • Violet
  • Lemon balm
  • Plantain
  • Chamomile
  • Calendula
  • Marshmallow
  • Burdock
  • Elder
  • Pine
  • Rose
  • Cinnamon
  • Dandelion

Get your Free Copy

Herb Fairies Book 1 – Stellaria’s Big Find

Caroline’s been reviewing a download copy of Stellaria’s Big Find on her Kindle. She really enjoys the adventure aspect of the story, aside from the ‘learning’ part, which takes place almost without her knowing. Stellaria is the Chickweed fairy and there’s a surprising amount of medicinal uses for chickweed!

The download version is read with an American accent and, as an adult, I find it just as much fun to listen to as Caroline does.

For a limited time, you can get a free copy of the first Herb Fairies book, Stellaria’s Big Find to print out or read on a computer, tablet, or phone. Next week you will be able to buy the full set in paperback or via download. I’ve signed up as a Herb Fairies affiliate and receive a small commission for anyone who orders via Kids of the Wild.

Click here to download your copy of Book One

With the Herb Fairies stories, not only are your kids entertained with an unusual outdoor adventure, they’re learning valuable life skills that will lead to healthier kids and stronger families.

Wild wishes on your herbal healing adventures!

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