REPLAY | How to Start a Free Herbal Clinic with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura

We’re celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the HerbRally podcast by sharing our very first podcast episode, recorded by Katja Swift and Ryn Midura of the Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism.

In this episode they discuss the free clinic they started in Boston, MA. They go over the finer details of creating a clinic, along with some of the challenges (i.e. burnout, funding, etc.). Thanks to Katja and Ryn for taking the time to share their expertise!

Visit CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism online to learn more and browse their variety of courses.

They’ve got a complete herbal curriculum from beginner to professional available online. Their programs are self-paced with video instruction, and you can also log in to live Q&A web conferences every week. So you can learn at your own pace, but you can check in and ask your questions live when you want to! Plus, you can talk to them anytime in the integrated discussion threads that are a part of each video lesson. 

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Nettles may be one of the most important herbs of our time, and now you can learn all about them for free! Just click here to get it.

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Solomon's Seal: So What is it Good For? with Heather Irvine | 130

In today’s episode herbalist Heather Irvine gives us an excellent intro to Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum). Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned herbalist, you’re sure to have some takeaways, enjoy!

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.

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Seven Tips for Using Herbs & Spices from The Kitchen Counter Podcast | 129

We have the honor of sharing an episode courtesy of Roger from The Kitchen Counter Podcast. In this podcast he talks about his 7 tips for using herbs and spices in the kitchen.

Using herbs and spices can be intimidating for new or inexperienced home cooks. Very few other ingredient types seem to have their kitchen confidence-crashing power. While there is no single wrong or right way to use herbs and spices, there are a few rules of thumb that Roger likes to follow. In this podcast, he shares with you seven tips for using herbs and spices. Enjoy!

Read the blog here.

The book he recommends is The Spice and Herb Bible.

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CLASSES | Erika Galentin at the Breitenbush Herbal Conference

In today’s episode we’ll hear from herbalist Erika Galentin as she gives us a rundown on the classes she’ll be teaching at the upcoming Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

More from Erika:

Aromatic Distillation: A Ritual Journey of Self-Reflection (Intensive)

Aromatic distillation is alchemical in nature; it is a process that relies on the four elements of earth, air, fire, & water in the transmutation and capture of aromatic molecules from plants into hydrosols and essential oils.  The Alchemists of old believed their work to be spiritual in nature. Modern alchemical scholars have interpreted this work metaphorically; Alchemy can be considered a collection of psychic processes shared within the totality of human experiences, or what Carl Jung termed the 'collective unconscious'. In this interpretation, the 'lead into gold' of the Alchemists becomes an inspirational allegory of the work required for the refinement of Self and emanation of the Soul.

The process of Aromatic Distillation is most certainly a spiritual one, involving both ceremony and celebration. It is an attempt to foster a deeper relationship with the plant kingdom, a relationship full of metaphor, story, and personal myth, while simultaneously developing deeper relationships with ourselves and our unconscious. In this regard, each distillation provides a platform for self-discovery and exploration of the natural world. 

In this intensive workshop you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of aromatic distillation and participate in the process as a ritual journey of self-reflection. Participants are encouraged to bring with them stones, crystals, or personal symbols / items to contribute to the process and support each participant’s unique inner journey. Participants are also encouraged to bring a journal for self-reflection while the distillation is taking place. (Depending on #: Participants will be able to take a sample of the hydrosol home).


Shame, Inflammation, and our Herbal Allies: Unlocking the Inner Pillory

Join Clinical Herbalist, Erika Galentin,  of Sovereignty Herbs on an exploration of the physiology of shame, what is known about its proinflammatory influence over physical wellbeing, and herbs and aromatics that may support navigating shame and its often treacherous terrain.

Topics to be covered include:

- Framing the emotions and experiences of shame within the context of one's perceptions of physical health & wellbeing.

- Exploring what is known about the physiology of shame and its proinflammatory influence over the   human body.

- A discussion on the relationship between inflammation & common health problems.

- Herbs and aromatics that may support the physical body, psyche, and spiritual needs of those who are navigating shame and its often treacherous terrain.


Demystifying Herb-Drug Interactions

Many people get very frightened when they think about herbs and drugs interacting with each other. Some even may feel defensive about the idea that pharmaceutical medicine so easily puts herbs in the hot seat. In this class you will be introduced to the means by which herbs and drugs may interact with each other, for better or for worse. We will also be learning skills for easier interpretation of the scientific research investigating these interactions in order to discern their clinical relevance.

What you will learn:

- Introduction to pharmacological terms

- Pharmacokinetic & pharmacodynamic mechanisms

- Which herbs & drugs present the highest risk

- Other client-centered risk factors

- How to avoid herb-drug interactions

- Skills to evaluate herb-drug interaction research

- How to discern clinical relevance

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Three Summer Herbs with Jean Madrone | 128

In today’s episode we’ll hear about three of herbalist Jean Madrone’s favorite summer herbs: St. John’s Wort, Selfheal, and Yarrow. Enjoy!

Jean Madrone is an herbalist, somatic experiencing trauma therapy practitioner, and mama living on Squaxin and Nisqually territory in Olympia, WA. Jean loves matchmaking plants and people. She loves the magic and the sacred in the everyday and the way that the work that she is honored to do can weave the two together. Jean’s work is grounded in clinical herbalism, nutrition, elemental constitution and magic, and harm reduction, and is informed by living with disability, by complex trauma and recovery. Jean was raised in the South and part of their heart will always be there. They really, really love the mountains and the waters in both places.

About Jean’s clinical program:

The Community Herbalist Clinical Skills Apprenticeship is a 180 hour program in Olympia, WA that will meet one full weekend a month for ten months. It is designed for students who have completed programs in materia medica and medicine making and want to go deeper into herbal medicine and clinical work. The focus will be on matchmaking plants and people, providing person-centered care, and treating the whole person- physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. There will be a particular emphasis on working with the nervous system, mental health, and trauma resolution. Throughout the course we will expand our working knowledge of materia medica and connect with the plants through plant sits and plant walks.

More about Jean:

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.

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Plant Energetics with John Slattery | 127

Today’s episode is with bio-regional herbalist, forager and author John Slattery.

This recording joins the 2016 Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program’s Plant Energetics module mid-session (amidst a tasting of Artemisia carruthii) where a discussion of liver energetics is happening just before transitioning into a brief discussion of Artemisia ludoviciana, estafiate.

Then plant energetics are discussed, in general, moving into John’s philosophy about how to relate to plant energetics through an experiential framework and the importance of the triumvirate: Person, Place, & Plant.

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Mountain Rose Herbs' Grants 4 Plants Project with Alyssa Bascue

In today’s episode, Mountain Rose Herbs’ Director of Sustainability, Alyssa Bascue, let’s us know about their Grants 4 Plants Project. The deadline is coming up! You can apply now through July 15, 2019.

They’re giving away FIVE $4000 grants to projects aligned with their mission and core values in these categories: 

  • Herbalism and herbal education

  • Protection of native and medicinal plants

  • Environmental stewardship

  • Organic and sustainable agriculture

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Big thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for creating this amazing opportunity for our community! And thanks to Alyssa for taking the time to record this.

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ONLINE EDUCATION | Planta Dyadica

In today’s episode, we’ll hear Erika Galentin talk about Sovereignty Herbs’ exciting new offering!

Introducing an empowering journey of herbal discovery…

…focusing on a single herb at a time. Each month you will be mailed a Discovery Box full of a variety of herbal and aromatic extracts to explore as well as seeds or the living plant itself to grow in your gardens or window sills! Through prompts from a beautiful downloadable journal, live online class time, and a private forum, you will be guided through simple techniques to hone your senses and develop intuitive yet learned relationships with herbs. Three and six month options available for our 2019 program.

Monthly mysteries delivered to your door…

“I often tell my students that they must forget everything they think they know about the plant we are studying…at least while the study process is taking place. I even ask them not to call the plant by its human-given name, English or otherwise. For even in that second, when we give a plant a name, a label, we inevitably stop listening.” - Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist & Co-creator at Sovereignty Herbs

EACH 3-MONTH COURSE INCLUDES:

Three Discovery Boxes: At the beginning of the month you receive a box containing one mystery plant in several forms. The name of the plant won’t be revealed until the second or third week of class, after you have had the opportunity to work with the Discovery Box contents. Though the contents may vary, each box will contain elements of the following:

  • The Matter: the dried herb

  • The Soul: aromatic preparation, hydrosol, or essential oil

  • The Medicine: syrup, cordial, or tincture

  • The Life: seed packet or live plant

  • The Ritual: flower essence, framable photo, or incense

A Beautiful Workbook/Journal: This downloadable pdf journal guides and supports you through the discovery process using Planta Dyadica methods. It also provides a way of documenting your experiences and growing knowledge base. By the end of your program you will have created a profoundly beautiful record of your (un)learning process.

Private Facebook Group: You will be given access to the private Planta Dyadica Facebook group where you can interact with other plant lovers in the program, share your insights, and communicate directly with your instructors, Brooke and Erika. Several times a week discussion and journaling prompts will be shared to assist you in building a relationship with the plant in your Discovery Box. We will also be hosting two live events through this group.

Three Interactive Online Events:

Two Facebook Live Events: Join us for our first day of class as we unwrap our Discovery Boxes and review the materials. We will walk you through what to expect and where to start. In week two we gather together with our tea mugs and compare our findings in a live tea tasting.

One Live Webinar: During the third week of the month, join us for a live one-hour webinar where we reveal the name of the plant as well as discuss herbal actions and uses, relevant research, and other facts surrounding the plant’s biology, ecology, preferred growing conditions, and ethical harvesting techniques. Downloadable handouts included!

One Awesome Community Zine: At the end of each three month cohort, we will be publishing a zine that highlights everyone's experiences and ideas. As there are a variety of creative ways of exploring the plants, we hope that the zine will be full of drawings, paintings, essays, poetry, written word, collage, and other expressive insights about the plants we studied together. Each zine will only be published once and will be mailed to the participants as a community memoir and keepsake of their experience.

Visit the Sovereignty Herbs website:

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EVENT | The Spirit of Ireland Plant Wisdom Retreat

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Brooke Sullivan, yoga therapist, vitalist herbalist, writer, and retreat leader from The Wild Temple. Brooke and Lupo from Twin Star Tribe invite you to explore the Sacred Emerald Isle on their 2019 Ireland retreat. 

Please note the updated dates for this event: August 1 2019 - August 7 2019

You can view the video Brooke is referring to here: https://vimeo.com/339407690

This retreat is a collaboration between Twin Star Tribe & The Wild Temple: two amazing, groundbreaking schools, offering an exciting range of classes, programs, workshops and retreats around the world.

This trip is perfect for all levels of herbal experience; whether you are a beginner, the “budding” herbalist or if you’re an experienced herbalist and would like a deeper understanding of sacred plant medicine. This a plant-centric, cultural tour of incredibly potent + sacred sites! Each day will include time with our herbal allies, interaction with the local plants and time for exploring the rich history of this sacred land. At the end of this tour, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion to commemorate what they have discovered and learned on this trip.

Learn more about this event: http://www.twinstartribe.com/events/2019/8/9/the-spirit-of-ireland-plant-wisdom-retreat

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EVENT | JOURNEY TO AVALON SACRED PLANTS & FLOWER ESSENCE RETREAT IN ENGLAND

In this episode, you’ll hear from Lupo Passero, herbalist, educator, and flower essence practitioner with Twin Star Herbal, who is talking with Brooke from The Wild Temple about their upcoming Journey to Avalon Retreat in England.

Please note the updated dates for this event: July 24 - July 30 2019

There is a time in our lives when the best form of self care comes from the magic and mystery of immersing in a land far away. To not just unplug, but to be guided to the sacred, and held in a space that opens the secret places of the mysteries of our Earth and of ourselves. Perhaps it is YOUR time. Are you ready to visit the land of ancient Avalon? To walk the paths of the mystics, connect with the magic of the elements and retreat into the beautiful countryside that will replenish your innate spark? Is it time for a Soul Journey? If so, we are here for you. Brooke and Lupo, two teachers of herbal schools on the East & West coasts are gathering an intimate group for an incredible journey.

Twin Star Tribe and The Wild Temple are excited to share with you the birthplace of Dr. Edward Bach and to explore these ancient lands of magic and gentle mysticism, quite a nurturing seat of Soul to be found on the planet.

This trip is perfect for all levels of herbal experience; whether you are a beginner, the “budding” herbalist or if you’re an experienced herbalist or Flower Essence Practitioner and would like a deeper understanding of sacred plant medicine. Each day will include time with our herbal allies, interaction with the local plants and time for exploring the rich history of this sacred land. At the end of this tour, each participant will be awarded a Level One certification as a Bach Flower Essence practitioner from Dr. Edward Bach's original center for Flower Essences in Mt. Vernon UK as well as a Certificate of Completion from Twin Star and The Wild Temple to commemorate what we have discovered and learned on this trip.

Learn more about this event: http://www.twinstartribe.com/events/2019/1/21/journey-to-avalon-sacred-plants-flower-essence-retreat-in-england

Register: http://www.twinstartribe.com/the-spirit-of-ireland-1

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Plant Medicine Series: Marshmallow with Robin Rose Bennett | 126

Learn all about marshmallow in today’s episode with Robin Rose Bennett!

The digestive system is connected with the element Fire, digesting and assimilating life with passion and joy. We can help ourselves with herbal medicines when things go awry. One of my favorite digestive-system allies is marshmallow!

This audio was extracted from her excellent YouTube channel.

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CLASS | Lara Pacheco at the Breitenbush Herbal Conference

In today’s episode we’ll hear from herbalist Lara Pacheco as she gives us a rundown on the classes she’ll be teaching at the upcoming Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

Vital Force, Chi, Yaya Guaturey, Hu, Ool; the many names of animating energy.

Description - There are many traditions that recognize the force that gives rise to breath and movement.  Lara Pacheco will share the Taino perspective along with similar yet different patterns in other healing systems.  She will also share plant allies that she specifically calls in when specifically working with this powerful, ubiquitous force of energy.

Plant Allies Here and There; Achiano + Guanajo and the Element of Fire

The beckoning cry of our ancestors has called us into this place of healing. In Boríken (Puerto Rico) our colonizer told us that the Taíno ways had been destroyed. And yet, here they are guiding the work to illuminate consciousness. This class will focus on the the unearthing of the many shackles of colonialism, and explore the journey of reconnecting with  indigenous ways of knowing. We will spend our class time on sitting with the season of Summer and drawing from the Caribbean ancestors through plants, elements, food and animal guides. We will also discuss plants cultivated and native of the PNW, and how I've incorporated these into my practice to honor ancestors of this land and to connect to place.

Lara Pacheco is a Latinx mamita, clinical herbalist and community organizer who runs Seed and Thistle Apothecary. Seed and Thistle is a herbal company that provides educational programs for youth and adults, health consultations and a monthly herbal CSH through home and heart grown medicine.  Lara also runs a full year apprenticeship program and is starting a pop up clinic, called the Seasonal Wellness Clinic, to address access to plant medicine and bodywork to her community in Cully of Portland, OR.  When not working with the plants, Lara loves playing music, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.

Lobelia: Mischievous & Kind with Heather Irvine | 124

Today we’ll hear from herbalist and frequent HerbRally contributor Heather Irvine as she goes in-depth on lobelia. Whether you’re new to this plant or not, you’re sure to learn something!

To read the monograph in its entirety: www.herbrally.com/monographs/lobelia

Visit Heather online: www.givingtreebotanicals.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.

LEARN MORE

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EVENT | Herb and Garden Day

Today we’ll hear from herbalist Jessica LeBrie of Black Bird’s Daughter Botanicals as she tell us about the upcoming event, Herb and Garden Day in New Hampshire.

Enjoy a day of plants, herbs, workshops and a herbal market! Herbal educators and seasoned growers from all walks of life come together to share their unique knowledge and build upon a tapestry of age old wisdom about herbs and natural medicine, native plants, organic gardening, permaculture, traditional homesteading practices, beekeeping, brewing, and the power of nature to heal.

If you are a curious seeker, intrepid plant lover, herbal entrepreneur, earth lover, or natural health advocate, this event is for YOU! Shop our Vendor Fair filled with plants, handmade soaps, herbal remedies, natural body care, herb books, artwork, jewelry, and more! We’ll also have delicious food from local and organic vendors.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 14. IF YOU MISS THE ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE, YOU CAN STILL COME - JUST PAY $40 AT THE DOOR to attend the whole event and workshops or $5 at the door to only shop at the Vendor Fair (no workshops).

TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON, please adjust the quantity accordingly and write the names of the additional registrants in the "Other Information" section.

Registration grants you access to Herb & Garden Day on June 9, from 9am to 5:00pm, at Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH. This includes...

  • Access to the day's workshops (except for the "Vendor Fair ONLY" registration option)

  • Access to the Herbal Market and Plant Sale

  • Breakfast and Lunch are available and sold separately

For more event details, visit: http://nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com/herbday/

The Medicine of Roses with Selena Rowan | 123

Roses soothe us, enchant us, and inspire us. In today’s episode, we’ll hear Selena spin stories about the deep healing qualities of rose.

About Selena:

Hailing from the wild redwood forests of northern California, Selena Rowan has made her home in Portland for the past two years. A western and Ayurvedic trained clinical herbalist balancing a background in biology with a commitment to radical embodiment and reconnection to nature, Selena works to help restore reservoirs of resilience in those she supports. She strives to maintain an anti-oppression and trauma informed perspective, and she heartily welcomes people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks. Selena speaks some Spanish and warmly invites people who do not speak English as a first language. She is available to support you with range of health conditions.

Selena is grateful for the teachers who have supported her on this path: Christa Sinadinos, Greta de la Montagne, Traci Webb, K.P. Khalsa, Janet Czarnecki, Erico Schleicher, Sabel Regalia, and others. Selena dreams of a world where ideals of mutual aid, earth renewal, and love guide us in all we do.

www.ninesistersbotanicals.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.

LEARN MORE

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Jewelweed: Oh snap! with Heather Irvine | 122

Listen in on today’s episode where herbalist Heather Irvine teaches us all about jewelweed…enjoy!

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.

LEARN MORE

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Cooling Herbal Energetics for Hot Weather with Maria Noel Groves and Missy Rohs | 121

Join Maria Noel Groves and Missy Rohs in today’s episode as they discuss herbal applications for hot weather! Enjoy!

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), clinical herbalist, runs Wintergreen Botanicals, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. 


Missy Rohs is a co-founder and instructor at the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies in Portland, Oregon.  She approaches herbalism with an eye to personal empowerment, community-building, and practical engagement with healing herbs.  Her relationship to plants is guided by a strong conservation ethic and a deep love of Cascadia’s ecosystems.  She grows and wildcrafts her own medicine with a focus on sustainable herbal remedies: those that grow easily in populated habitats, and those that can be harvested in the wild with minimal impact.

Missy’s path to herbalism began with labor solidarity, community organizing, and police accountability advocacy.  She sees her herbal practice and teaching as another facet of working for social and environmental justice.

Missy will be teaching at the upcoming Breitenbush Herbal Conference in Breitenbush, OR from September 5 - 8, 2019.

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Peer Support: A Radical Paradigm with Age-Old Roots - A conversation with Dawn Cohoe and Selena Rowan | 120

Listen in with Selena Rowan as she interviews herbalist and peer support specialist Dawn Cohoe of Maple Twig Medicinals. They cover wide ranging ground exploring the concept of Peer Support, a non-hierarchical practice of giving and receiving help, most commonly applied to mental health and addictions recovery but with wide ranging applications, including herbal medicine. Peer support is based on a philosophy of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement on what is helpful, with its goal to promote holistic healing and growth in the context of community. 

Dawn and Selena touch in on the radical origins of the modern peer support movement in relationship to the mental health system and mental health recovery, personal stories relating to peer support, and breaking down the false dichotomy between "those who know" and "those who don't". Dawn reminds us that when working in any helping profession, whether that be when supporting those in mental health recovery or in any other situation, we as practitioners "need more vulnerability and less fragility." 

To learn more, connect with Dawn at www.mapletwigmedicinals.com and Selena at ninesistersbotanicals.com and follow their pages on Facebook!

(Content warning: This discussion makes brief mention of suicidal thoughts. If you or a loved one are experiencing distress, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 to provide support at 1-800-273-8255. )

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Backyard Herbs for Stress & Pain Support with Maria Noel Groves | 119

Today’s episode features the one and only Maria Noel Groves! Listen in as she covers lots of ground, she talks about many herbs from her new book, Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. This episode was a keynote she gave at the 2019 NHMGAA Spring Symposium.

Get a signed copy of Maria’s new book, Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies (plus an astonishing amount of bonus goodies)

Bonus access will be emailed to you automatically on all orders placed through Maria (not on Amazon, etc.) before April 30.

Bonus e-Books contain...

  1. In-Depth Book Overview Including Easy Reference Lists of Recipes & Plants Covered

  2. Quick Guide to Medicinal Uses of Common Culinary Herbs

  3. Additional Plant Profiles of Alder, Aloe, Evergreens, Magnolia, New England Aster, Peach, Witch Hazel

  4. "Bonus Chapter" on Medicinal Mushrooms including Growing, Wildcrafting, Processing, Recipes, and Profiles on Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tails, Chaga, and Maitake

  5. Huge Chart Overview of Growing Needs and Habits of ALL the Plants Covered in the Book and Bonus e-Book

Four Special Remedy Making Videos Featuring Recipes from the Book!

  1. From the Tummy Soothing Garden ~ Tea: Gut Healing Tummy Tea Take 1, Marshmallow Overnight Cold Infusion (with some amazingly tasty additions!)

  2. From the Brain Boosting Garden ~ Tincture & Teas: Rosemary Fresh Plant Tincture, Fresh Rosemary-Lemon Tea, Minty Memory Tea

  3. From the Immune SOS Garden ~ Elderberry Syrup & Oxymel: Darcey Blue's Amazing Elderberry Syrup, Alcohol-Free Elder-Rosehip Oxymel

  4. Also from the Brain Boosting Garden ~ Powders & Bonbons: How to Powder Your Own Herbs, Brainiac Bonbons (honey-nut butter-herb balls)

Special Seed Coupon from Strictly Medicinal Seeds

  1. $5 off your seed order of $50 or more - AMAZING selection! Expires April 30.

10% off One of Maria's Online Herbal Study Course Series

  1. Applicable for the full Home Herbalist Series OR the Beyond the Home  Herbalist Series Expires April 30.

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