Monday, February 13th, 2012


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

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Diviana Chocolate is PACKED with Herbal Tonics

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

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

sajah out

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

Sunday, November 20th, 2011


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

Sunday, November 6th, 2011


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

Sunday, November 6th, 2011


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

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Trust Mom!

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

Sunday, October 9th, 2011


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

Saturday, October 1st, 2011


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

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

pie pretty

The fruit is falling, the fruit is falling! Do you have a yard full of ripening stones and seeds? A farmer’s market full of flats? Berries, apples, peaches, plums. It’s the season of sweet and the holidays are right around … Continue reading