It is hard to believe that it has been just over a year since I told Debbie that I'd love to be a contributor to her new magazine project. It was perfect timing - I had been writing again, developing recipes, taking photos and scribbling away in my notebooks. I wanted to start publishing again and get to where I was ready to start on the always in the back of my mind book(s). To push myself with deadlines and themes and recipe development. While you have now only seen two issues (Spring 2014 released in March, Summer 2014 just released this week), I just submitted yet another issue of content this week to my chief editor of awesomeness, bringing it up to four for us, and we will be starting on the fifth! I was initially focused mainly on my photography and writing, but I have also found that I enjoy managing a section. I have been working with several great people who are contributing articles to the Whole Foods and Herbal Health category and it has been fun to brainstorm ideas, tie it all together, and see what they come up with!
Last weekend the Summer 2014 issue launched. It is lovely. Everything summer should be. Important conversations about ethical business and consumers, sustainability, economy, families, mothering. Gorgeous gorgeous vibrant home shots celebrating outdoor summer living. All kinds of summery recipes ~ grilling, side dishes, drinks, cold treats, using herbs, herbal sun relief and summer vinegar. Peeks into beautiful sustainable living. Really fun projects for kids (it is going to take us all summer to work through them - spy kits, secret messages, ciphers - SO COOL!). Plus several lovely craft projects for wee ones, patterns patterns patterns, DIY projects. Book reviews. I really could go on and on. 166 pages (more of a book than a magazine!) of amazing things to keep you busy, happy, surrounded in beauty, thinking, and satiated all summer long. So many talented people have contributed, and I am like a kid in a candy shop myself seeing all of the lovely projects and articles.
So, to celebrate the launch of the latest issue (did I mention it is 166 pages!?!), I am doing a drawing for one FREE copy of the Summer 2014 Issue of Tend Magazine!
Here is how to enter: Leave a comment on this post. You can earn additional comments by liking my Wholly Rooted Facebook page, liking the Tend Magazine Facebook page, sharing this post via Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, or following Tend Magazine on Instagram. So, you can earn up to 7 entries! Be sure to post a separate comment here for each action you take to receive the entry. I will pick one winner from a random number generator draw using the comment numbers. You have until midnight Sunday June 8. I will announce the winner on Monday June 9!
And, of course, go check out the preview of the latest issue! Be sure to visit the Free Projects page for a yummy herbal infused water recipe.
So enter your comment, come back to comment if you have done any additional entries, and I will announce the winner on Monday!
Here is to a great summer!
I am a certified aromatherapist, clinical herbalist, organic gardener, plant conservationist, photographer, writer, designer, artist, nature lover, permaculturist, health justice activist, whole foods maker, and mother of two unschooled boys in south central Wisconsin.