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12-16-14 : Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner 'Grow It, Heal It'

Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill

The practices are ancient, some more than 5,000 years old. In another age, not so long ago, really, Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner would have been called hedgerow witches. But what was once sorcery is now science.

Happily, we've come far enough in both our cultural acceptance and our scientific understanding to realize that as amazing as modern medicine may be, ancient medicine has some pretty astonishing lessons to learn from as well. An easy and practical way to do so is Hobbs' and Gardner's beautiful book, 'Grow it, Heal It: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill.'

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"I want to integrate both the traditional uses and the traditional wisdom and knowledge and experience with modern science." —Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs is easygoing and relaxed as we sit down to discuss his book 'Grow It, Heal It' — more so than I'll ever be. After all, here's a man who has spent his life in the world of natural health, mining ancient medicine with modern science. The continuity implied has got to give him the level of peace and intelligence that he brings to the conversation.
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