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It was his encounters with the Reishi mushroom that inspired James to explore the rainforests of Washington. Lucky for us he never left! James is an explorer of all things wild. Wild water, wild food, wild medicine and wild nature! He is the manager of our Community Map and Social Media team on Poppy Swap.
Kiki → Visit my store
Kiki is an East Coast transplant living in the deep cedar forests of the Pacific NW. In her life long study of Chinese Medicine, she has studied with herbalists all over the world but it was her love affair with the local Mugwort growing on her small island that brought her to her passion for local herbalism. She is the Creative Director for Poppy Swap and shares her hand~spun moxa and mugwort products through her Poppy Swap shop Moxa NW.
Kristie → Visit my store
Originally from Northern California, Kristie moved to Westcliffe, Colorado to LIVE her dream life. Cultivating a garden in the Rocky Mountains, sharing her fields with her horses, dogs and feline friends she stays constantly inspired to learn and grow. Kristie is the social butterfly of Poppy Swap, as the Marketing Director and Event Coordinator. She is currently studying herbalism with Aviva Romm and offers her own line of herbals through Spirit Horse Herbals on Poppy Swap!
Natalie → Visit my store
Natalie is a Traditional Herbalist whose roots are firmly planted in the South. Although she was born and raised in Tennessee, Natalie has spent the past 24 years living and loving life in North Florida. Natalie provides consultations as well as classes and is one of the founding members of the North Florida Holistic Network, a Non-Profit organization which is dedicated to promoting holistic and sustainable practices. She sells her herbal products on Poppy Swap as The Family Herbalist.
Rebecca → Visit my store
Rebecca is a Scottish girl who lives in the wilds of Los Angeles. She spends her time cooking wild foods, concocting magic healing potions, painting, and running her herb business, King's Road Apothecary, here on Poppy Swap.
Susan → Visit my store
After years of activism in Vermont, Susan moved to her family's home in Fryeburg, Maine with views of her beloved White Mountains where she grew up, to dig in the Earth, learn from the healing plants and trees, and replenish her spirit. The first thing she did was put in a large, organic garden that has grown and evolved over the years into a beautiful and enchanted space, a mix of flowers, healing herbs, veggies, "weeds", rocks, crystals, and many surprises. Her land is bordered by huge white pines, large maples, and the old course of the Saco River. After years of sharing her creams, salves, and other herbal creations with family and friends, she created Gaia's Garden Herbals to offer them to the public. Everything is made in very small batches with only the best ingredients, often from her garden or wild-harvested nearby, and lots of love.
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Herbs for the summer season of heat and sun! Days spent out on the grass with our bare feet planted directly on the Earth sends incredible summer vibrations to every aspect of our soul! Sipping an cold iced beverage in … Continue reading
Spring time brings many bright delights to the landscape after the long and damp winter here in the North West. One of these delights is the Wild Rose. Along both coastline and ridgeline, bushes spring to life with a radiant … Continue reading
The days are getting longer, and the anticipation is hard to ignore. Tomorrow we take the BIG LEAP FORWARD! We know that your feet are aching to feel green underneath them again. Nothing sounds better than to run around outside, … Continue reading
Shopping with small, green businesses adds a bit of extra cheer to every day! So do sales! Here are the current promotions from our herbalists on Poppy Swap. Now until 12/12 Free Shipping from Good4you Use coupon code: freeship22 Now … Continue reading
Hello! I’m Jen and I’m passionate about Chai. This is my unique and authentic warming Masala Chai. I have become keen on calling North Star Chai. “It’s Frikkin Star Power Man!!” That has been our tag-line ever since our first customer went … Continue reading
Last month, we noticed that there were two herbalists sitting at the top of our “high sellers” list on Poppy Swap. We investigated and found out they had A LOT more in common! For years, these two have been studying … Continue reading
Nobody likes to get the flu, and yet, even when we do all the right things to take care of ourselves, sometimes we still get sick. Being sick is bad enought but there is nothing worse than being sick and … Continue reading
The fruit is falling, the fruit is falling! Do you have a yard full of ripening stones and seeds? A farmer’s market full of flats? Berries, apples, peaches, plums. It’s the season of sweet and the holidays are right around … Continue reading
Shampoo bottles have always bugged me. A few years ago during one especially purifying shower, while staring at one especially annoying plastic bottle, I set a goal to make it my LAST SHAMPOO BOTTLE EVER!!! Who’s with me? I mean, … Continue reading