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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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Forget about the twitter tweek-out! We still had so much fun being on #gardenchat Monday evening with Spirit Horse Herbals. It was a buzz with activity. Typical of all of our herbie events, everyone was so helpful and fun to … Continue reading
It’s the peek of Summer and like the singing birds of our gardens, we are all a flurry with the excitement of the soil, the seeds and the surprises of what’s blooming. There’s more to discover, in our own backyards … Continue reading
Over 500 people entered the Poppy Swap Giveaway through Mountain Rose Herbs. If it was your first time hearing of Essential Herbal Magazine and books, we know you felt a tinge of WOW! Here’s more about Tina and her inspiring … Continue reading
Calling all plant loving, body care crafting, medicine making, and backyard gardening herb enthusiasts! We are thrilled to introduce a one-of-a-kind herbal marketplace and community to you all. We have teamed up with our herbal kin down at Mountain Rose … Continue reading
The role of Poppy Swap is to get the word out about all of the amazing ways that people can change their habits and heal their lives by working WITH the planet. Herbalists, are the ultimate stewards. We, as a … Continue reading
We are waving the WELCOME WAND!! Our community is so excited to be growing and uniting, that the herbalists of Sacred Earth Friends have offered these welcoming gifts to the first new herbalist to set up their storefront on Poppy … Continue reading
As I head into 3 days of silent meditation, I can’t think of a better place to suspend us for the weekend. Design and t-shirt by Sacred Earth Organics on Poppy Swap. Nobody can give you what you already have. … Continue reading
We are on a mission to make Mother (Earth’s) Day a year round event. That means today is a new holiday: its Mother’s Day Monday! In anticipation, of what it takes to have 365 consecutive parties, we are already super … Continue reading
We are so grateful to Yumi Mitsuta and to Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir for organizing this relief effort for our neighbors in Japan. Please read the following information gathered from their facebook page. Location ADDRESS 3-25-10 Minamishinozaki Edogawa 133-0065, Tokyo, … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who submitted a recipe for our contest. I was sure from the get go that the “nettle poppy~sicles” would be the winner. The recipe was innovative, sweet and totally shocking and blueberry/nettle combo just sounded right. The … Continue reading