Forrest Green Farm

Wellness Simplified! Herbalism From The Ground Up


2023 Living Now Book Award Winner 


The complete growing & herbal medicine guide for the gardener, the herbalist, the homesteader, the farmer, and the DIYer!

  • 127 Plant Profiles 
  • 24 Herbal Preparations 
  • Growing
  • Harvesting 
  • Preserving
  • Formulating
  • Tastes of Herbs
  • Energetics
  • Flower Essences 
  • Recipes and more!

    Wellness Simplified! Herbalism From The Ground Up is a book written by herb farmers to teach you how to grow and use medicinal herbs in your everyday life. Straightforward with simple yet effective herbal formulas and easy-to-follow recipes. This book contains 127 plant profiles that include herb energetics, tastes, ailments, flower essences, growing & harvesting information, and precautions for each herb.

    When you connect with nature by growing herbs and making medicine from them, you engage all of your senses. You create a relationship, connection, and understanding of the plants that stay with you for a lifetime. Learning herbal medicine is empowering, sustainable and affordable. Start your journey today!

    Product Details

    • Publisher: ‎ Forrest Green Farm (April 7, 2022), Second Edition (July 1, 2023)
    • Language: ‎ English
    • Paperback: ‎ 334 pages
    • ISBN: ‎979-8-9859586-0-7
    • Item Weight: ‎ 2.4 pounds
    • Dimensions: ‎ 8.5 x 11 inches
    • Companion Book: Wellness Simplified! The Everyday Seasonal Cookbook
    SKU: 9798985958607 ISBN: 979-8-9859586-0-7
    Plant Profiles

    Plant Profiles

    Each includes herb energetics, tastes, ailments, flower essences, growing & harvesting information, and precautions for each herb.
    Plant Preparations

    Plant Preparations

    Learn to make tinctures, oils, vinegars, oxymels, elixirs, shrubs, flower essences, and more!
    Gardening Info

    Gardening Info

    The importance of soil, beneficial insects, starting plants from seeds, herbal companion planting chart, vermicomposting, gardening naturally, and more!
    Self-publish & Printed in the USA

    Self-publish & Printed in the USA

    We decided to self-publish our book in the United States rather than outsourcing it to China for printing. We wanted to ensure that our book is made with the utmost care and attention to detail. We hope this extra effort reflects our commitment to providing you with a high-quality product.


    From old FGF website
     Lara OktayJan 9, 2023 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    A must have for anyone seeking better health and wellness using herbs.
    We received the Herbalism book as part of the Whole Living class in 2022. What we learned has been a life changer for me and my family as we look to find better health through the food we eat. I thought I knew a lot but apparently I didn’t. The book is an incredible resource, one that I use almost daily, with recipes and easy to read guidance on how and why to use herbs and so much more. Thanks Krista and Sky!

    Darlene ShanksDec 27, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This is my #1 resource in my library of herbal remedies books! It helps me to remember what was taught in the Whole Living Class, as well. It is very user-friendly and easy to understand. I absolutely love it! You definitely should get the Cookbook to accompany it. They make a great set! Thank you Krista and Skye for all your hard work!

    SteveDec 22, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Forrest Green Farm Rocks! "Wellness Simplified" is my go-to reference for memory-jogging on herbs. I've attended Whole Living Classes many times and can attest from experience that everyone at FGF is dedicated to life-long learning in this extremely important domain. Just as every season is different, and every spring, summer, fall and winter are respectively different, FGF adjusts their material, teaching and impact on our community. I appreciate them with great joy and respect!

     Kim MusickDec 21, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I have taken classes with Krista (I highly recommend all her classes) and this book has been so helpful. It puts everything together for you in one book. So much wonderful information. A must have for everyone!

    Ann GastoukianDec 19, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This is what I have been looking for! A resource I can have at a moments notice and can take with me into the garden. It has helped me grow, identify, harvest and put to good use many plants in my yard.

    The knowledge and wisdom about herbs is obvious and is shared clearly and generously. Health and well-being are at the forefront and that is greatly appreciated

    Thank you, Krista and Skyler, for all your hard work and sharing it!

    JaniceOct 24, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Love this book and FGF. Have used it on many occasions. Well written and easy to use. Thank You.

    HeatherOct 9, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Wellness Simplified is perfect for anyone on a wellness journey. From those just starting out to someone with knowledge that would like a reference guide, this book has tips, beautiful photos, an amazing index, and more. It takes you through each step to start a whole living lifestyle. Soil, seeds, harvesting, and storing your treasures. It doesn't matter if you're a deck gardener or have land, it will work for your needs.

    I also appreciate that it's family-friendly. There are so many recipes that my daughter loves and I never thought she would try! The plant medicine I have made has already proved invaluable as well. This will be going out as holiday gifts this year because everyone needs one!

    Kristin WintersonOct 3, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I absolutely adore this book! It is incredibly easy to use and the amount of useful information is a huge testament to how well-written it is. It is genuinely a one-stop reference for people who want to understand how to live better without being overwhelmed.

    Alycia WrightSep 30, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I'm currently working my way through this book and have enjoyed it immensely. The instructions are simple and straight forward in the recipes. The book explores not just the plant and it's medicinal value but also it's energetics and gives you a variety of ways to use it. The font is a good size and the pages are elegant & colorful (not busy). This book works as a great companion to the Whole Living Course but also can serve as a stand alone. I have shelves and shelves of herb books and appreciate the holistic approach of this one with an emphasis on using herbs in your everyday diet through food.

    JustineJul 20, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Taking the Whole Living Classes at Forrest Green Farm was the best education I have EVER had. It was so incredibly interesting and is valuable every day. The book is so helpful as it is very well-organized and makes it easy to find what I need. I reference it all the time. I'm thankful for all that Forrest Green Farm offers.

    Kristen HeidelJun 29, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Wellness Simplified is an amazing book. It is wildly informative. Beautifully illustrated and well written. I would highly recommend this book to not just gardeners but anyone wanting to learn more about the whole living lifestyle and herbal remedies.

    Kennedy HeidelJun 28, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Incredibly insightful and informative! Great book for home remedies.

    Bobby HeidelJun 28, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Wellness Simplified is a most beautiful pictorial, alphabetized guide to herbs . Everything you ever wanted to know and it makes a treasured gift

    Patti GroganMay 3, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This book is beautifully researched and illustrated. The photos and drawings are works of art. I had a terrible accident recently and was able to use the wisdom in this book to accelerate my healing. I enjoy reading it just to read it and always learn something. I appreciate all the hard work that obviously went into creating this book and recommend it whole heartedly!

    Gary And LoisMay 3, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Very well written and informative. A lot of home remedies that we did not realize even existed. Well worth the read.

    LisaMay 3, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Krista and Skyler do an excellent job of articulating the information in an easy-to-read format. It's an absolute must-have for those who are passionate about herbs, holistic healing, and natural remedies.

    Sue DBMay 3, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This book has been enormously helpful as I have been increasing the amount of herbs in my garden. Originally I chose them randomly, but now I have a great reference guide to make more educated decisions on what to grow and how to use it. I particularly appreciate the medicinal information for the herbs and LOVE the recipes!

    MariaApr 25, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This book is great for people like me just starting out and learning about how herbs can help them outside of just flavor. I love the layout too, easy to read and find information. We found it a great coffee table book/conversation starter to pick a few plants to learn about randomly (doing it with guests right now). We look forward to sharing this book with others. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us all!

    Denise BeynonApr 15, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This will be my go to herbal Bible! Very well written and illustrated, with easy to follow step by step instructions on how to create your own herbal preparations and recipes. A must have on your shelf!

    Nancy S.Apr 15, 2022 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    “Wellness Simplified” is a guide and reference book for a novice to herbalism as well as one who has familiarity with using herbs as food and medicine. The herb monographs are beautiful and contain much information about each plant and how best to use it. The combination of monographs and well-written instructions for herbal remedies makes “Wellness Simplified” a wonderful book for everyone’s personal library.
    🙌 Kudos to Krista and Skyler

    Plant Journal

    From page 322 in Wellness Simplified! Herbalism From the Ground Up