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.
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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.
Healing Spirits Herb Farm is a 30 acre farm located in the hamlet of Wallace, near Avoca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes of western New York. The farm is a dream come true for us as it has woods, a … Continue reading
Located in Squaw Valley, CA, Mountain Valley Growers specializes in growing and selling live herb, perennial and vegetable plants. In 1983, Mountain Valley Growers was incorporated with the goal of providing organically grown pots of herbs to retail nurseries and … Continue reading
Sego’s Herb Farm is a 55 acre, certified organic herb farm located in southwestern Washington State, in the heart of the beautiful Cascades region. The mission of Sego’s Herb Farm is to produce the world’s finest organic goldenseal, organic ginko, … Continue reading
Wild Branch Mushrooms is based on a certified organic family farm (Wild Branch Valley Farm), located in the Wild Branch river valley in northern Vermont. Our farm is a budding example of a diversified, self-sufficient and sustainable farm. Our 240 acres … Continue reading
Crimson Sage Nursery (Medicinal Plants Nursery), is a small family business nestled in the beautiful Klamath River Valley of Northwest California. We are surrounded by 5 rugged mountain ranges known as the “Klamath Knot” and our narrow, steep sided valley … Continue reading
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm specializes in certified organically grown Chinese, Ayurvedic and other Asian medicinal field grown herbs and seeds. We grow sustainably with a naturalistic way as possible offering efficacious wild-simulated herbs. Indeed our goal is to grow … Continue reading
Welcome to Goodwin Creek Gardens, a family run nursery tucked among the oaks, pines and firs of southwestern Oregon. We love where we live, and we love what we do, which is growing a wonderful mix of heirloom and contemporary … Continue reading
Zack Woods Herb Farm is a dream that we’ve been cultivating for the last 11 years and like any good dream, it is taking us on a beautiful and worthy journey. Our first priority is to be good stewards of … Continue reading
Ancestree Herbals, situated in the Twisp River Valley in North-Central Washington, is a trusted producer of wholesale, wild-crafted, and certified organic medicinal herbs, around the nation. Experienced organic grower Tyler McGrath is committed to production of the freshest, premier quality … Continue reading
Mountain Gardens is a botanical garden of useful plants, specializing in Appalachian and Chinese medicinal herbs. The founder, Joe Hollis, grows herbs, makes and sells herbal medicines, holds workshops, and even has an apprenticeship program! “For the past 25 years, … Continue reading