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.
Three Treasures Farm located in Eugene, OR, is a 501c3 non-profit holistic program whose goals are the rescue and rehabilitation of performance horses, as well as helping disadvantaged children, to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of both. They incorporate … Continue reading
Located in Montpelier, VT, the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering free and sliding-scale herbal consultations through our community clinics, as well as affordable classes that empower individuals to take care of themselves and their families, … Continue reading
Herbal Medicine for Women is a course for individuals and health care providers interested in learning how to effectively and safely use botanical medicines for women’s health. It synthesizes a unique blend of traditional herbal wisdom, clinical experience, and critically … Continue reading
The Herbal Academy of New England is a collaborative center offering holistic education and mentoring to all sectors of the population. The main focus of the Academy is to teach the art and science of plant medicine honoring our intrinsic … Continue reading
At the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine, we strongly believe that knowledge of local medicinal plants is essential for all people, and that herbal medicine is a core component of sustainable community health and vitality. We offer a bioregional approach … Continue reading
The School of Forest Medicine provides many ways for plant medicine people to deepen their relationships with the plants of the Pacific Northwest and with themselves. Through the Immersion Course and our weekly Plant Teacher Circles and Plant Teacher Groups … Continue reading
Crow’s Laughter, on Whidbey Island, WA, is a mystery school that teaches wise woman ways of self-love and nourishment. We facilitate the exploration of inner nature and its mirror in the natural world. We do this through connection with earth … Continue reading
The Vitalist School of Herbology offers courses for a broad array of students, from lay people to aspiring clinical herbalists and established holistic health practitioners. Our unique educational programs feature multiple levels of learning based on individual student needs. We … Continue reading
With an ongoing mission of over 20 years to inspire and guide people to better health using medicinal plants, CMHS provides hands-on integrated botanical programs focusing on medicinal plants in wild environments, their applications for healing and nourishment. Students with … Continue reading
“The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies seeks to connect people to the natural world in a holistic and vital way. We also seek to connect people with each other: In a society that fetishizes money and expertise, providing … Continue reading