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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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Founder and co-owner of Orenda Herbal, Emily Ruff, is a community herbalist and educator and has developed her line of formulas from years of experience and training. Teamed up with the wise and healing hands of co-owner Jacqueline Feasel, the … Continue reading
Have you been following our Valentine’s Day Contest and Giveaway with Mountain Rose Herbs? Does the Chocolate Nectar from Diviana Alchemy have you drooling? We caught up Julia for an in depth exploration of the superfoods and power herbs that … Continue reading
Sajah Popham is an herbalist from Bellingham, WA. He is the founder and herbalist behind Organic Unity, an herbal company specializing in Spaygric Essences. In 2012, he will begin teaching 3-module series: Evolutionary Herbalism and Botanical Consciousness. We met up with … Continue reading
Darcey Blue French is a passionate and accomplished herbalist. In her community, she offers herbal education and private mentorships as well as herbal consultations and health coaching. She has two Poppy Swap stores: Blue Turtle Botanicals: her handcrafted herbal products … Continue reading
Suzanne Jordan is an herbalist and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder of Cedar Mountain Botanicals and Cedar Mountain Herb School. Suzanne teaches year round and offers in-depth apprenticeships that focus on medicinal wildcrafting and native … Continue reading
It is our great honor to interview Suzanne Jordan of Cedar Mountain Herb School! Suzanne has been a wily herbalist of the Great Northwest for over 2 decades. She has been a kindred plant sister and inspirational mentor to hundreds … 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
Ananda Wilson blogs at Plant Journeys: A Journal of Healing Plants. She taught herbal medicine, plant ID and basic botany to children for four years at Great Hollow Wilderness School in CT, where she also served as the Whole Earth … Continue reading