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Matthew Alfs

  Matthew Alfs' first article appeared in print in 1978 and his first book in 1984.

  Here at OTBH, we are pleased to bring you a variety of engaging books  from the mind of this inspiring herbalist, environmentalist, naturalist, and historian of religious thought.

  Upon reading any of Matthew Alfs' books, we are confident that  you will be encouraged to look at life anew!

             Diary of a Country Herbalist

     The setting for this heartwarming novel is the upper-Midwestern U.S.A. in the mid-1980s, where herbalist "Sunflower" Sam Rogers and his schoolteacher wife, April, find themselves living an enviable life of devotion to simplicity, chronicled daily in a diary of their second year as homesteaders on a large tract of land.

   As the events of their lives unfold, various other characters—both human and animal—emerge to color the charming tale: From the human side, Samuel and April’s delightful Godchildren, a kindly pair of traditional native-Americans, and a small-town physician add to the interest; while from the animal side, an orphaned pair of bear cubs, a wily flock of crows, and a mammoth toad join in the fun!

   The result is a testament to the wonders of nature, as well as to a love that inspires as well as transforms....

    As an added bonus, the reader will become acquainted with the gifts that over 75 wild plants offer in the ways of food, medicine, and utility.

by Matthew Alfs (2017), softcover, 151pp. (includes an index to plants and health conditions)

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