It is with deep sadness that Briza announces the passing away of Margaret Roberts, one of South Africa's best loved authors and a renowned expert on herbs and medicinal plants. Margaret has devoted her life to trialling and growing herbs and medicinal plants and promoting organic farming practices. She generously shared her wisdom and knowledge through her lectures and the more than 30 books she has published over a period of more than three decades.
Through her books, many of them best-sellers and still in print, Margaret became a household name and gained a large following of loyal readers. Briza is honoured to have published four books written by Margaret Roberts: The Lavender Book (2004), Companion Planting / Plantmaats (2007) and Healing Foods (2011). The latter was a ground-breaking book that has sold more than 10,000 copies. A remarkable voice has been silenced, and Margaret's passing will leave a great void in both the horticultural and publishing worlds.