I have always loved reading the writings of women dedicated to the study of herbs and alternative medicines. Next to old stuff, antiques, etc., herbs are probably my second love. I get a regular email from Susun Weed (love that last name, huh?) with her "Weed Wanderings" writings, and today's update reported that a very well-known herbalist has "gone home." For some reason, she reminds me of Tasha Tudor -- maybe it is the simplicity and honesty of what she chose to focus on in her life.
Juliette de Bairacli Levy is honored as the grandmother of modern American herbalism. She has devoted her life to the health and well being of domesticated animals, especially dogs. Her herbals and memoirs have been in print, and in use, for over fifty years. She passed away on May 28th, but will always be remembered.
This image is actually the cover of a DVD about her life.