Transform Your Yard into a Place of Healing, Peace, and Power
Embrace the magick of gardening and grow your own living, breathing sanctuary. Laurel Woodward offers more than eighty spells, recipes, and activities for building, maintaining, and enjoying a biodiverse garden. This book teaches how to build a relationship with the green world while keeping your backyard garden sacred and safe. You'll explore plant energies and land spirits, the care of herb, vegetable, and flower gardens, working with your home's soil and hardiness zone, and much more.
A natural companion to Kitchen Witchery, this beginner-friendly book also provides a compendium of garden plants, including common weeds, culinary herbs, and perennials. Laurel helps you design the perfect space for herbalism, meditation, spellwork, divination, healing, or worship. With her guidance, you'll create a natural haven that feeds your sense of wonder and enhances your connection to the earth.
"I was delighted to delve into Laurel Woodward's Backyard Garden Witchery, as someone who is looking to improve my gardening, loves to cook, and nerd out on botany—this book is a lovely collection of recipes, spells and folklore that will keep you reading and re-reading throughout your life! A perfect book for any kitchen witch, green witch, gardener, or foodie!"—Dean Jones, podcaster and food writer for The Well-Seasoned Librarian podcast
"Whether you are a city dweller struggling to grow in your apartment, a beginning gardener and witch, or an experienced plant lover and practitioner, Backyard Garden Witchery will give you endless creative ways to reconnect and reinvent your relationship with nature. In this magical, poetic, and comprehensive guide on how you can craft and enjoy a garden in any environment, Laurel Woodward will inspire you to connect with the flow of energy in your own backyard like you never have before! This approachable, impressive, and artistic work will help anyone deepen their relationship with nature spirits in new, exciting, and engaging ways and deserves a permanent spot on every green witch's bookshelf!"—Julia Halina Hadas, author of WitchCraft Cocktails and Moon, Magic, Mixology
"Laurel Woodward has done it again! Another beautiful book weaving daily tasks into pure magic. If you loved her book Kitchen Witchery, I promise you will love Backyard Garden Witchery just as much."—Raina Starr, host and producer of Desperate House Witches podcast
"Backyard Garden Witchery is a delightful journey through an enchanted garden. Half love letter to the natural world, half tutorial for the novice or intermediate gardener, this book is an excellent resource for the budding green witch. Backyard Garden Witchery is chock full of information and ideas to inspire your own magickal garden. It features exercises and meditations for connecting to the spirits of the land, fauna, flora, and fungi around you. If you are longing to get your hands into the soil, this book is an excellent support for your journey into magickal gardening."—Irene Glasse, author of Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training