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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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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 Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine provides a unique learning experience blending grounded knowledge of the plants with an understanding of energy and self. At Blue Otter, we are dedicated to passing on a First Nations’ understanding of how … Continue reading
Herbal Healing from the Amazon Meet Aubrey Bamdad, the creator behind Qori Inti: Amazonian Herbals. Qori Inti offers plant offerings from the Amazon. This region blossoms with many different medicinal plants and Aubrey is there in all of it’s vibrancy with a … Continue reading
Meet Darcy from the Forest. Darcy currently resides in Central Idaho, where she produces her line of healing herbal concoctions from the forest of the Rocky Mountains. Darcy has been a Rocky Mountain herbalist and instructor for over 30 years, and … Continue reading
Currently residing in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, jes is the creator behind Good 4 You. Since 2004, she has been hand blending original herbal recipes. She hand draws each label, packages and ships her gifts in biodegradable and recycled material and … Continue reading
“The Dandelion Seed Conference: Herbs for Community and Social Healing” The Dandelion Seed Collective is a community-based organization in Olympia, WA. Our mission is to encourage holistic health on a personal, ecological, and community level. We at the Dandelion Seed … Continue reading
Meet Latisha Guthrie! Latisha is a plant lover and mother of two ‘pixie girls’ born in the heart of the Sonoran desert, and currently resides in the islands of the Pacific North West where she operates a website and blog called … Continue reading
James Lindenschmidt runs BardicBrews.net, a website dedicated to telling forgotten stories about fermented beverages. He is an enthusiastic meadmaker and mead advocate, and is also dedicated to the bardic arts of storytelling and song. He is the author of From Alcohol … Continue reading
Today’s featured herbalist is Rebecca Altman of King’s Road Apothecary. Rebecca resides in of Los Angeles, CA, where she enjoys spending her time wandering the medicine filled drylands of the desert. We have been long time fans of Rebecca’s … Continue reading