Welcome to Rose Barlow’s Prodigal Gardens Website

You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, and the little hills rejoice on every side. Psalm 65: 11,12

This web site is maintained in honor of Rose Barlow and her work within the Coulee Region of Wisconsin as an herbalist and wild foods enthusiast and educator. In effort to keep this information free and available to the community, we have moved to the web site to this free hosting providing. We continue to be dedicated to educating the public about the Safe and Wise Use of Medicinal Herbs and Wild Foods through direct experience, connection to the Earth and what is provided for us in abundance by Nature.


Rose’s articles, instructions, recipes and links support people in their efforts to learn how to do things for themselves. However, we do not support unauthorized for-profit replication or paraphrasing of this information for the sale of commercial products. The information contained in this website is for non-profit educational purposes only. It may be used by schools, nature centers, outdoor progams and others who respect it and plan to use it sustainably, honoring the plants and their natural communities in environmentally friendly ways.  As you explore Rose’s extensive original website you will discover a wealth of information.
In these times when many people are exploring alternatives to our present health care system, we are seeing a growing interest in using herbal medicine to support and nourish us in our healing journeys. The herb market is flourishing and we see many new companies and herbal products on the shelves each year, and there is an abundance of information coming off the press to educate us about their uses.