Shamanic Gardening

Timeless Techniques for the Modern Sustainable Garden


Brings sustainable ancient, indigenous, and traditional gardening techniques, history, and mythology to modern permaculture.

Shamanic Gardening contains a cultural history of sustainable gardening, including techniques used by  Cleopatra, the Japanese, The Pueblo Indians, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and many others.

Learn to design an elegant, edible, sustainable landscape, grow healing herbs, extract flower essences, grow aphrodisiacs, and plant for nutrition and beauty. Includes shamanic principles to garden with more awareness and effectiveness, using your inner senses, working with earth energies, color, flower essences, etc.

Melinda Joy Miller is a feng shui master, cultural anthropologist, integrative therapist, medicine woman and Keeper of the Medicine Wheel of Peace teachings of the Senecas. She has been practicing and teaching permaculture methods for over thirty years.

“Melinda Joy Miller’s new book is chock full of everything you want to know about gardening.  There are the essential how to’s of creating a healthy and vibrant garden in alignment with the flow of one’s landscape.  There are tips on what to plant and the nutritional value of specific herbs.  Also, she shares how to be in relationship with your garden in a way that is deep and meaningful. I felt, after reading it, that I’d spent an afternoon with a wise friend who had brought me the secrets of nature.”

– Susie Arnett, Curriculum Developer, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY

“A thoughtfully considered “shamanic garden” is easy on the eyes—and the soul…”
Pasadena Magazine

“By taking readers through ancient gardening practices, feng shui, and working with plant energies, Miller reveals to us the numerous treasures hidden in a garden.”
Pacific Northwest Gardener


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6 x 9 | 244 pages | $17.95 | ISBN 978-1-934170-36-6 | ebook: 978-1-934170-38-0