Seeds & Weeds Podcast

Let’s Chat w/ jim mcdonald, HerbCraft

December 06, 2023 Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm Season 1 Episode 28
Seeds & Weeds Podcast
Let’s Chat w/ jim mcdonald, HerbCraft
Show Notes

During this action-packed interview, jim mcdonald gives a us a mini-tour of his herb cabinet, shares his go-to winter tea recipe, talks about his Lindera herb workshops, and even tells us about his very first herb experience! 

We’ll also learn why jim prefers to spell his name with little-case letters and something about sunbathing in Speedos on the roof?! It’s a wild time!

jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves.

You can learn more about jim’s work at and sign up for his in-persona and online herb workshops at 

jim is a co-organizer of the Great Lakes Herb Faire, one of Michigan’s finest annual herb conferences. Check it out at

During the interview, jim sings the praises of mushrooms for supporting the immune system. Check out our previous interview with Erin Hamilton from The Mushroom Conservatory to learn more about wonderful mushrooms!

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Members will enjoy wholesale prices on bulk organic herbs and spices including black/green teas, flowers, roots & more! As a member of our community, you can enjoy the benefits of buying quality herbs by the ounce at special discount prices! Check it out and sign up at and

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