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.
Herbal Iced Teas: Good Summer Sippin’ By Melanie from Herb Geek I remember the very first time my little toddler sampled juice. It was at his grandma’s house, and, naturally, he loved the taste. He quickly learned to ask … Continue reading
Cynthia Johnston is the dreamer and creator of MoonMaid Botanicals. MoonMaid Botanicals provides products that are good for the people and the planet! All the products are made with ingredients that are certified organic, wild crafted, or grown in … Continue reading
This is Anne, she is the store owner of Healing Heart Herbs on Poppy Swap! Anne thrives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and is sharing some herbal wisdom with wonderful recipes from her eBook, Herbs and Astrology! … Continue reading
Meet Linda Conroy one of the wonderful master herbalists of our time. Her website Moonwise Herbs, is a community resource committed to sharing Earth centered skills and wisdom. Moonwise Herbs programs teach herbal and whole food education, wild and whole food preparation, … Continue reading
The 2013 conference will be held at The Beber Camp in Mukwongago, WI. Early registration discount for the conference is offered through March 31, 2013. Register before that date and save $50 on the standard registration fee! This year will … Continue reading
Dear friends and fans! After experiencing a short crash of our system, we are thrilled to report that our blog and community pages are up and running! We can’t wait to share all of the exciting updates for Spring 2013! … Continue reading
The 2013 Montana Herb Gathering Image from montanaherbgathering.org “The Montana Herb Gathering is an annual event bringing together herbalists, wildcrafters, manufacturers, farmers, students and other herbal enthusiasts from across Montana and around our bioregion. We are dedicated to teaching and … Continue reading
By Rebecca Altman of King’s Road Apothecary Here in Southern California, the weather has been very odd- it seems as if it can’t quite decide whether it wants to be hot or cold, and as a result, the mornings and … Continue reading
by James Wood From the great dane to the goldfish, the list of pets that we love to love is long! Part of our work is to help our animal friends thrive and live healthy lives in relationship to humans. … Continue reading