Dirt Gems

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Author: Chelsea Granger Anne Louise Burdett


Book Format: Cards

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9780762485413

RRP: $55.00


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What can we learn if we take the time to listen to the plants growing all around us? What messages can we take in, and what sense of connection to ourselves and the world around us can we cultivate? In Dirt Gems, author Anne Louise Burdett and illustrator Chelsea Granger seek to share the wisdom of our plant allies-in all their natural beauty and complexity. Divided into four suits-Ablaze, Afloat, Adrift, and Amidst-these lushly illustrated cards offer tools to tap into the inherent power, and magic, of the natural world. Dive deeper into the meaning of each card in the accompanying illustrated guidebook, whether you are pulling a single card, or creating a spread for further exploration.

– Deluxe set: This package includes 65 fully illustrated cards (3 X 5 inches) in an interior travel case; a 168-page, full-colour flexibound guidebook (4 3/4 X 6 inches); and a keepsake magnetic closure box.

– 65-card deck with vibrant illustrations: Each card highlights a single plant, from Calendula to Yarrow, with a vivid, whimsical watercolour illustration on the front, along with the plant’s name and suit. A unifying card back illustration brings cohesion to this stunning deck, while sprayed metallic edges on the cards add visual interest.

– Inspiring guidebook for further reflection: The accompanying flexibound book offers deep insights into the magic of each suit-including colours, elements, energetic signatures, weather, metals, emotions, and landscapes-and the specifics of each plant. Both deeply researched and soulfully written, these card-specific entries guide readers in developing a relationship with their deck.

– Interior case for travel, exterior box for storage: Dirt Gems includes an interior, full-colour cardstock box for holding your cards-perfect for bringing them wherever you want to go. Once you’re home, store the travel box and guidebook inside the luxe magnetic closure keepsake box for easy storage and display.

– A perfect gift for plant lowers and spiritual seekers: Anyone who connects to the natural world will find inspiration and magic in the world of Dirt Gems, as it blends plant knowledge and herbalism with the innate energy of all that grows from the Earth.

A note on packaging: In order to help honour our planet and reduce waste, we have only shrink wrapped the interior cards, rather than the keepsake box. Please feel confident that your product is not defective or used, but rather represents a step we are taking to protect our collective home. When you open your deck, you will find that the actual cards inside the box are shrink wrapped for protection and to ensure first use by the buyer.

Anne Louise Burdett is a medicinal herb farmer, sex educator, clinical herbalist with special training in sexual health and trauma, and a dancer. She runs TOCA, a sexual health plant medicine business, ZELL, an herbal clinic and school (if you are interested in learning more about plants or making an appointment for a consultation, please get in touch!), and writes curriculum and trainings for LETS!, Liberatory Education Tools. She is also a performer in The Royal Frog Ballet.

Chelsea Granger is an artist and illustrator. She is a longtime member of the artists collective The Royal Frog Ballet as well as a collaborative project with Thyme Herbal, making medicine posters and zines. Chelsea thrives in collaboration, her art is of the everyday, inspired by the overlap of earth/spirit dimensions, and woods as church. Chelsea holds a Bachelors in Painting from UMass Amherst and recently received a Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from Gateway Community College.

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