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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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It’s time for a Poppy Swap contest! Summer has brought an abundance of delicious, local foods. We all love our farmer’s markets, and many of us have the pleasure of dipping into the delicacies found right in our own backyard! … Continue reading
The Florida Herb Conference was last weekend. The conference was organized by Emily Ruff of Orenda Herbals and was attended by 300 people who came from all over the Southeast. We were all simply overwhelmed with the level of excitement … Continue reading
Dear Swappers! Many of you tuned in to our 2011 series “Marketing Mondays” on the Poppy Swap forum. It was an 8 week series on designed to help our herbalists focus on their online skills and prepare for the holiday … Continue reading
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
The Sweethearts of Mountain Rose Herbs are all aflutter after ogling the beautiful handmade creations over at Poppy Swap! They wrote a big ol’ love letter to us and are hosting a community recipe exchange and contest for Valentine’s Day! … Continue reading
Every week on Poppy Swap, we giveaway a free product from one of our herbalists! The gift is announced on Monday on our Facebook Page. One winner will be selected every Friday from our fans who made a purchase through … Continue reading
We just returned from Rootstalk hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs. It was an amazing four days of friendship, herbal study and wild forest fun. We are full of gratitude and endearment and we are wildly impressed. How can we thank … Continue reading
We hope that you have heard about ROOTSTALK! This summer, the team at Mountain Rose Herbs will be hosting the first annual ROOTSTALK FESTIVAL! This 3-day event will be sure to amaze and entertain you and will offer incredible learning … Continue reading
REGISTER EARLY FOR THE NORTHWEST HERBAL FAIR! We’d like to invite you to join us at the Northwest Herbal Fair Poppy Swap is sponsoring this awesome event! August 19 – 21, 2011 The 11th Northwest Herbal Fair returns August 19-21, … Continue reading