Herbs: Plants For Pleasure & Purpose

“Bless me, what a delightful prospect is here! And so it ought to be, for this garden was designed for pleasure-but for honest pleasure; the entertainment of the sight, the smell and refreshment of the mind.”-ERASMUS



About Susan Betz

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Susan Betz is an author, garden communicator, lecturer, and conservationist specializing in herbs and native plants for over 35 years. She is a charter member and past president of the Michigan Herb Associates. 

Susan's Books

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Susan is the author of two well-received books, Neighboring with Nature: Native Herbs for Purpose and Pleasure and Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles

Susan Speaks

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Looking for an entertaining, knowledgable, and unique speaker? Susan presents a variety of talks and can customize talks for any audience.




“Betz writes with the casual familiarity and authority of a true, hands-in-the-soil gardener with a passion for plants and nature. Her accessible information and tips will help to lead both new and seasoned gardeners into a new way of seeing and tending our precious earth. We need a Susan Betz clone, but for now I’ll settle for her book.”

~ Sharon Lovejoy,  author of Sunflower Houses, Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots,

and Trowel & Error