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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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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
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
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 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
POPPY SWAP is a new site dedicated to herbalists and to the people who need our products. When you become a “Poppy Swapper” you will have: a selling venue for all four seasons affordable and low-tech website for your business … Continue reading
What an incredible week! Sunday morning, Poppyswap was still under the radar, as my delicious muse, my private canvas. All of the creativity that was poured into it’s foundation was itching to manifest. But Sunday morning I was still struggling … Continue reading
My home sits is in the fertile cedar and fir rain forest of the northwest. After a summer of wildcrafting mugwort and producing organic moxa for my own acupuncture practice, I became excited to share it with acupuncturists everywhere. The … Continue reading
New Years Eve 2010: I’m excited and excitable. 2010 was an incredible year! I may live in a sanctuary of cedars but with this wild project, the momentum feels like Manhattan. The swap is ready. I have spent all year … Continue reading