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The Biophilic Garden

The Biophilic Garden
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The Biophilic Garden Connecting People, Plants and Inscape

by Isla Burgess

88 pages

First published 2017

Shipping available to New Zealand and Australia only. 

In the Biophilic Garden, author Isla Burgess has entered the sacred realms of the storyteller who crosses worlds and brings back treasures to share.

Here you will learn about 13 local plants the author knows intimately – Kanuka, St John’s Wort, Burdock, Centaury, Herb Robert, Dog Rose, Central Otago Thyme, Californian Poppy, Horehound, Motherwort, Mullein, Hawthorn and the Mother Elder. These are explored using a 'Jungian Mandala' template based on the work of C.G. Jung’s four ways of knowing – thinking, feeling, sensing, intuiting. It also contains reflections on local knowledge and experience and the best ways to prepare each herb. The book is well indexed and at the back of the book are helpful notes and appendixes which cover key points in preparations and dosing as well as notes to give further background on topics in the book.

This book is a treasure, and will benefit many people and plants.