Plant Healer Interview with Jolie Elan

An interview with Jolie Elan and Jesse Wolf Hardin in Plant Healer Magazine. In this interview we discuss a sense of place and why it is imperative for herbalists to foster a deep connection to the earth and her medicines. In these times of great change, how does the...

Burning Love

I live at the meeting place of three mountain ranges in Southern Oregon. My home town nestles in millions of forested acres that are watered by clear flowing, salmon-bearing streams fed by icy snow melt. It’s paradise, until fire season strikes. Then it feels more...

The Wild Party Of Spring

Learning botany is like going to a wild party where you don’t know many folks. At first, you may feel intimidated, then you bump into someone and you learn their name.  But, a name is just an entry point. Each time you run into your new friend, you learn more about...

The Language Of Nature

We often hear stories that begin with “A long, long, long time ago, humans and Our Relations in Nature lived in harmony and spoke a common language…”  This is not just the stuff of myths and fairy tales; the language of nature is not a dead language of a mystical...