HerbMentor Radio: Juliet Blankespoor, The Healing Garden & the Key to Having an Herbal Green Thumb

Juliet Blankespoor, founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, draws on her decades of experience as an herbalist and gardener to guide you through how to start an herb garden the simple way.

Juliet shares 5 easy-to-grow herbs for container gardening with medicinal benefits that range from immune support to gentle skin care to first aid essentials — with just these 5 herbs you’ll be well on your way to having a full blown home apothecary.

With her B.A. in Botany and her new book The Healing Garden, it could be easy to assume that Juliet must have always had a green thumb… but Juliet reveals that she didn’t start gardening until her 20s, and her first garden was a total flop! 

Listen as Juliet guides us through how she went from a “flop garden” to stewarding several thriving herb gardens. Plus, Juliet shares the key to having a green thumb — it’s a lot simpler than you might think.

As we dive into the deep wisdom Juliet offers in The Healing Garden, Juliet also shares how her own garden offered refuge and healing during a cancer diagnosis in 2016. In this conversation she talks about the gentle herbs she drew on for nervous system and immune support during her health journey.


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