How Herbs Enhance Holistic Lifestyle Interventions with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura | 102

On Herb Lust with Howie Brounstein | 101

It’s easy to harvest plants, the hard part is not harvesting.
— Howie Brounstein

Today’s episode is with herbalist Howie Brounstein the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. This audio is from a Facebook Live that he recorded in November 2018.

CLICK HERE for the original video.

For more from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies visit: botanicalstudies.net

The Columbines School of Botanical Studies offers a unique educational program ranging from entry level lectures in community herbalism to a three year program including botany, ecology, wildcrafting, plant pharmacy, physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical herbalism. Operating for over three decades, they specialize in field programs where the majority of the classes are outside with the plants for a truly ‘hands on’ experience.

Here is a downloadable PDF version of their most current Course Descriptions. 

Howie will be teaching at the 2019 Breitenbush Herbal Conference!

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Herbs and Fermentation with Linda Conroy and Donna Bemis | 98

Linda Conroy is the proprietress of Moonwise Herbs. She has extensive experience and expertise on the topic of fermentation and herbs for digestive health. Here is an interview with Linda and host Donna Bemis from 103.5 Sun Praire Radio in Wisconsin.

Linda offers a wide spectrum of workshops and apprenticeships that focus on this and many other amazing topics on food and herbal nourishment.  

For more information about Linda and her work see www.moonwiseherbs.com

For more information about Sun Praire Media: www.sunprairiemediacenter.com 

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Herb Walk Podcast: The Metal Element with Jessica Baker | 97

Just like yesterday, this episode is audio from Jessica Baker’s show, The Herb Walk Podcast. Today she discusses the metal element, from the traditional Chinese medicine point of view.

Jessica is now in season two of her podcast, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast player. Also be sure to check out her new book: Plant Songs: Reflections on Herbal Medicine.

A huge thanks to Jessica for sharing this audio with us!

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Herb Walk Podcast: Hawthorn with Jessica Baker | 96

Today’s episode is audio from Jessica Baker’s excellent show, The Herb Walk Podcast. You’ll hear her talk a bit about her new book Plant Songs: Reflections on Herbal Medicine, and she also reads the chapter on hawthorn.

Jessica is now in season two of her podcast, be sure to check it out (and subscribe) on your favorite podcast player. A huge thanks to Jessica for sharing this audio with us! Be on the lookout for another episode from her soon, right here on the HerbRally podcast.

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Alteratives: Herbs for Vitality with Lindsay Kolasa | 95

In today’s episode, herbalist Lindsay Kolasa goes in depth on alteratives. She also covers a few of her favorites. Thanks to Lindsay for coming back on the podcast and sharing her expertise with all of us! Enjoy.

Reach out to Lindsay:

Previous episodes with Lindsay:

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Herbs For Smoke Relief with Howie Brounstein and Alex Queathem | 94

Today’s episode is with herbalists Howie Brounstein and Alex Queathem from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. This audio is from a Facebook Live that they recorded in September of 2017 in response to the wildfire smoke and extremely poor air quality in Oregon.

Most of the content starts at about minute 2:30. Thanks to Howie and Alex for sharing this with us!

CLICK HERE for the original video.

For more from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies visit: botanicalstudies.net

The Columbines School of Botanical Studies offers a unique educational program ranging from entry level lectures in community herbalism to a three year program including botany, ecology, wildcrafting, plant pharmacy, physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical herbalism. Operating for over three decades, they specialize in field programs where the majority of the classes are outside with the plants for a truly ‘hands on’ experience.

Here is a downloadable PDF version of their most current Course Descriptions. 

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REPLAY | Rosemary Gladstar and Helen Ward on The Science & Art of Herbalism

The Science & Art of Herbalism course with Rosemary Gladstar is on sale this week so I wanted to run a replay of this episode! Enjoy.

Rosemary Gladstar shares her insights with Helen Ward, Educational Director, from Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center about how she started working with the plants and what inspired her to write The Science & Art of Herbalism Online and Home Study Course.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY RUNNING A SALE FOR $75 OFF! 

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EVENT | Plants and Healers International Botanical Journey to Peru

Listen in as Anna Claire Lotti and Marc Williams discuss their upcoming botanical journey to Peru! Learn how you can join them on this memorable and educational immersion into the mountains and valleys, forests and jungles of Peru, to discover and reconnect to the plants and the healers of this remarkable region.

Connect with Plants and Healers online!

Mastitis: A Case Study with Lindsay Kolasa | 93

In today’s episode, herbalist Lindsay Kolasa gives us her personal protocol in helping out with mastitis. She covers several herbs and formulas, as well as supplements and more. There are a lot of takeaways in this one! Thanks to Lindsay for sharing this personal account with all of us.

Reach out to Lindsay!

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REPLAY | Herbs & Practices for Vata Season with Amanda Stanley

It’s autumn! And that means it’s vata season. I thought it’d be fun to republish this timely episode with Amanda Stanley. This recording was episode 11 of the HerbRally podcast, so newer listeners may not have made it that far back in the archives.

Amanda is an Ayurvedic herbalist, yogi and reiki practitioner. I loved gaining new insight in this system of herbalism. She has a wonderful way of weaving the philosophy of Ayurveda with practical health practices we could all stand to implement more of in our daily lives.

I got a lot out of this episode and I know you'll come away inspired!

Thanks so much to Amanda for sharing her wealth of knowledge.

If you’d like to reach out to her, you can find her here:


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The Complete Herbal First Aid Kit with Sam Coffman and Katja Swift | 92

Today’s episode is with herbalists Sam Coffman and Katja Swift. They give us a ton of valuable info on how to create and use an herbal first aid kit. This audio is from a webinar that they hosted a few years ago. Enjoy!

 

Astragalus Monograph by Krystal Thompson - Read by Heather Irvine | 90

Another narrated monograph! Today’s episode Heather Irvine reads Krystal Thompson’s astragalus monograph.

Thanks for listening!

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 Krystal is the woman behind   Hotel Wilderness  , a food and project blog focused on bringing healing herbs into the nooks and crannies of our daily lives. She is a photographer with a deep-seated love for food and plant medicine, and can usually be found happily crafting between the three.

Krystal is the woman behind Hotel Wilderness, a food and project blog focused on bringing healing herbs into the nooks and crannies of our daily lives. She is a photographer with a deep-seated love for food and plant medicine, and can usually be found happily crafting between the three.

The Wilderness First Aid Program – Sam Coffman is Interviewed by Mandy Gough | 89

Today we’ll hear Mandy Gough interview Sam Coffman as they discuss the Wilderness First Aid Program.

Mandy Gough owns and operates XoM3 Botanical Solutions. XoM3 Botanical Solutions is a boutique company with an herbal practitioner's expertise, dedicated to gathering the finest organic and ethically selected, grown and foraged ingredients to formulate and handcraft exceptional small batch botanical products and workshops for real people in skin care, wellness and home.

Sam Coffman has over 10 years of military experience as a U.S. Special Forces Medic, an interrogator and a linguist. He studied botany and bioregional medicine both privately and at several outdoor schools in Colorado, and during his military service as a Green Beret Medic he logged thousands of hours in the field as a team medic, military emergency rooms and troop medical clinics.

Over the past 25 years, Sam has not only taught survival for military and civilian students, but also has focused on post-disaster and remote-medicine using primarily (if not exclusively) plant medicine. He has worked as a clinical herbalist on his own and in conjunction with functional medicine doctors (M.D. and D.O.) for chronic as well as acute illness and injury. Sam has been highly focused on bio-regional plant medicine for infection, injury and illness most commonly encountered in a post-disaster, remote or underserved environment when there is no higher definitive medical care.

Sam has taught wilderness first aid certification, remote and post-disaster herbal medicine, urban and primitive survival skills and self-defense for over two decades. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically underserved urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.).

 
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Southern Folk Medicine by Phyllis Light - Chapter One read by Heather Irvine | 88

As someone who listens to a lot of audio books, I’m really excited to publish today’s episode! Listen in as Heather Irvine narrates the first chapter to Phyllis Light’s new book, Southern Folk Medicine.

It’s a great book and a great reading! Thanks to Phyllis for sharing such fantastic storytelling and information, and thanks to Heather for taking the time to read this for us.

Enjoy!

Survival was more important than modality purity.

Simple practices of folk medicine develop to assist in the every day life, health, and prosperity of ordinary people.

Even if you are not aware of it, you’ve probably practiced some type of folk medicine.
— Phyllis Light
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Hawthorn: In the Field with Suzanne Tabert | 87

Let’s go on an herb walk! Today we’ll get to listen in on herbalist Suzanne Tabert as she goes in-depth on the wonderful plant ally, Hawthorn.

Suzanne is an herbalist, wildcrafter and the founder and director of the Cedar Mountain Herb School located in Bothell, WA.

She’s also adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, a member of the American Herbalists Guild, and has been teaching herbalism for thirty years now.

Suzanne and the Cedar Mountain Herb School offers both an intensive apprenticeship, as well as individual workshops.

Registration for the 2019 apprenticeship starts in mid-October, so be sure to stay in contact with Suzanne.  

She’ll also be teaching throughout the winter this year, so be sure to check out the workshop calendar.

Thanks to Suzanne for sharing this herbal wisdom with us! And thanks to y’all for listening.

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EVENT | Free Herbalism Project (Fall 2018)

In today’s episode I’m going to chat about the upcoming event, the Free Herbalism Project hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs.

The event is going to be held at the beautiful Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, OR on Sunday, October 14, 2018. We’ll be hosting herbalists Tieraona Low Dog, MD and Paul Bergner. There will also be a plant walk featuring Anna Bradley, a presentation from Guisepi Spadafora, and a free yoga class!

We hope to see you there!

 

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Best regards,
~Mason