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Maida Silverman

Maida SilvermanMaida Silverman was born and has spent her life in New York City. The fantasy of a garden of her own, overrun with fruit trees, nut trees, flowers, berries, vegetables, and herbs has not yet come to pass. Because of this she turned her attention to wild plants that grow in the city and found them rewarding and engrossing.

She graduated from Pratt Institute in 1962. In addition to being an illustrator, she is a craftswoman whose major field is stitchery. She often spins her own yarns and dyes them, using vegetable dyes derived from some of the plants described in A City Herbal. Her illustrations include those from The Poetry of Chaim Nachman Bialik (published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations), which was voted one of the Fifty Best Books of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1973. Her stitchery projects and writings on the use of herbs and wild plants have appeared in Family Circle and Seventeen magazines.

Herbal medicine in the sidewalk? Yes! Edible, medicinal and useful plants grow in the city as well as the country. With this book--A City Herbal by Maida Silverman--you can locate, identify and learn to use dandelion and clover as well as some more mysterious plants. You will find line drawings for identification; botanical, historical, and magical lore; information on how plants can be frozen, stored and preserved; and wonderful recipes.

"Maida Silverman's book A City Herbal is a treasure for city dwellers-abundant pleasures free for the finding. Silverman is articulate and affectionate as she tells of the beautiful and valuable plants—bittersweet to yarrow—in urban areas.”

-Publishers Weekly

New Menopausal Year the Wise Woman Way by Susun WeedA City Herbal
Author: Maida Silverman. The wild plants of the city are potent herbal medicines and nutritious wild edibles, as well as sources of comfort, fiber, and dyes. Learn to recognize and use 34 of them. 192 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $13.95

"I never could have imagined the herbal abundance that grows between the cracks of the city sidewalks and in vacant lots! A City Herbal by Maida Silverman details the folknames, locations, historical uses, lore, legends, and uses of 34 plants commonly found in the city. I read A City Herbal like a novel, from cover to cover, and would recommend it to anyone interested our green friends!" Peggy Goddard

“A City Herbal is an absolutely delightful book that focuses on 34 common wild plants of the city, including their uses for food and medicine, and a great deal on their lore. The illustrations are excellent—which is rare in herbals—a perfect introduction to local plants for city friends.”-Organic Gardening


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Herbal Medicine Starter Collection
Includes three great herbals: A City Herbal by Maida Silverman, Healing Wise by Susun S. Weed, and Common Herbs for Natural Health by Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

If you are curious about herbal medicine and want to learn more, this collection for you! These three books by noted herbalists will teach you how to grow, wild craft, buy, prepare, and use herbs for health, beauty, and fun.

Price: $39.95


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