“One of the main purposes of having gardens is that this garden is your teacher and your friend.” — Juliette de Baïracli Levy, “Juliette of the Herbs”
We’ve long been enamored of the culinary uses of herbs, and a recent illness has us more closely considering their healing powers as well. A little research led us to this film on Juliette de Baïracli Levy, an English herbalist who gathered her vast knowledge of the subject from peasant cultures around the world, with a special interest in Gypsy lore. Here in Maine, we’ve a direct link to this remarkable woman and her teachings through the equally inspiring Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals, who learned from Juliette firsthand.
Loved this and am very interested in what you have learned. Do you have any books in particular you can recommend?
Hi there! Glad you liked it, I find her relationship to her garden very alluring. Am just beginning to explore this realm, and will let you know if I come across anything good!