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ROSEMARY GLADSTAR

AUGUST 9TH 2013 | MT PISGAH, OREGON

Rosemary Gladstar is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the 'godmother of American Herbalism'. She began over 35 years ago developing herbal formulas in her herb shop, Rosemary's Garden in Sonoma County, California. She is the founder of the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running herb school in the United States, author of The Science and Art of Herbalism home study course, and is the organizer of the International Herb Symposium and The New England Women's Herbal Conference held annually in NE. She is the author of numerous herb books including the best seller Herbal Healing for Women, The Storey Book Herbal Healing Series, Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health, and the Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive home study course.

Rosemary is also the co-founder of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company and did all of the original formulations for the company. She has taught extensively throughout the United States and worldwide at venues as varied as backyard gardens, native villages, garden clubs to universities and hospitals. She has won numerous awards and certificates for her work with medicinal plants, but her greatest reward has been in watching the herbal renaissance soar from its birth and feeling in some small exciting way, a part of it.

Rosemary’s greatest passion has been the work of United Plant Savers, a non profit organization that Rosemary founded in 1994 and is currently president. UpS is dedicated to the conservation and cultivation of at risk North American medicinal plants and to preserving botanical sanctuaries across the U.S. to help preserve the land that these precious native species thrive on.

Rosemary lives and works from her home, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, a 500 acre botanical preserve in central Vermont.

Sage Mountain Herbal Learning Center

PO Box 420 | East Barre VT | 05649

http://www.sagemountain.com


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Rose Madrone

AUGUST 9TH 2013 | MT PISGAH, OREGON

Rose Madrone holds a very special place in the history of Mountain Rose Herbs as one of the founding owners of the company. In 1987, Rosemary Gladstar began a small business to provide class supplies to her students at the California School of Herbal Studies. When she moved to Vermont, the mail order portion of the company was passed on, and student Rose Madrone created Mountain Rose Herbs. Shortly after, Rose enlisted the help of her friend Julie Bailey, a teaching herbalist, wilderness guide, and avid gardener. By 1991, Julie bought the small herbal business, and continues to own the company today with her partner Shawn Donnille.

Rose Madrone is passionately committed to living with sustainability and stewardship as a primary focus, as well as being aware that our daily choices actively create the world in which we live. She has worked with, and taught of, the natural world for over 25 years. Through botany, herbal medicine and permaculture, where the ripple effect of her teachings help facilitate the understanding that we are all indeed an essential link in this amazing web we call Life.

Thus, the Connectivity Project was born, with the intention of cultivating the right questions in order to understand these ever-present interconnections. Finding where incredible people and works already embody this and sharing this with all of you is a core goal, as well as helping to facilitate the awareness of how truly significant each and every one of us and our actions are.

http://connectivityproject.com


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Howie Brounstein

OCTOBER 20TH 2013 | MT PISGAH, OREGON

Howie Brounstein is the co-owner and a primary instructor of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. He has taught botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting extensively for decades, including such herbal establishments as the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Howie has a clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon.

Columbines School of Botanical Studies

PO Box 50532 | Eugene, Oregon | 97405

541-687-7114

www.botanicalstudies.net


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Steven Yeager

OCTOBER 20TH 2013 MT PISGAH, OREGON

Steven Yeager has been exploring Oregon’s wild places and studying the Pacific Northwest’s native flora for over eighteen years, both wildcrafting and preparing herbal preparations for himself and the community. In 1997, Steven became partner at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene and began teaching botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting with Howie Brounstein. He soon functioned in all capacities from teaching, harvesting, purchasing, and production, to employee training and quality control. Steven dedicates 1,000 hours each year to teaching and wildcrafting with apprentices in the Oregon woods and has lead over 350 herbal lectures. He has also taught for Blue Iris Botanicals and Healing Hands School of Holistic Health.

This experience has contributed enormously to his current position as Quality Control Lab Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs, where a thorough knowledge of plant medicine and identification is essential.

Steven is co-owner and continues to teach at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and enjoys spending time concocting herbal libations, camping in the mountains, and botanizing all of the pretty little flowers. In 2011 Steven became an elected trustee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and is currently participating with many of AHPA's committees.

 

Columbines School of Botanical Studies

PO Box 50532 | Eugene, Oregon | 97405

541-687-7114

www.botanicalstudies.net


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Kathi Keville

MAY 4TH 2014 | MT PISGAH, OREGON

Kathi Keville has been teaching and writing about herbal medicine, aromatherapy, herb gardening and ethnobotany for over forty years. Her seminars are presented throughout North America, including at her Green Medicine Herb School at Oak Valley Herb Farm, Nevada City, California, in the Sierra Mountains. Her company sells herb products at her school and on the internet. Kathi has taught for 40 institutions, including San Francisco University, UC Davis, International Herb Conference in Boston, and New York’s Omega Institute, and currently teaches at Francisco State University and Blue Sky Educational Foundation in Wisconsin.

Her 14 books—published in nine countries and translated into eight languages—include the newly revised Aromatherapy: The Complete Guide to the Healing Art. She has also written 150 magazine articles and consulted for numerous magazines, such as National Geographic, Newsweek, and Woman's Day. Kathi appears in The Garden Forum: Herb Edition on KVMR radio (89.5). She is an aromatherapy product consultant for numerous companies. Kathi is Director of the American Herb Association, editing the 16-page, AHA newsletter. She is also founding member of the American Herbalist Guild and United Plant Savers, and was given honorary membership to the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and the American Aromatherapy Association for her work.

GREEN MEDICINE HERB SCHOOL at OAK VALLEY HERB FARMNEVADA CITY, CA

AMERICAN HERB ASSOCIATION & AHA QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

PO Box 1673, Nevada City, CA 95959

Hear Kathi on The Garden Forum: Herbal Edition, KVMR Radio (89.5 FM streamed on the web), first Friday of the month at 1 pm.See Kathi as co-host in her herb garden on the aromatherapy show Everybody Knows, aired on Veria Holistic Health Channel. (Dish TV’s 218 or Verizon FIOS 162).

http://ahaherb.com


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SUE SIERRALUPE

MAY 4TH 2014 | MT PISGAH, OREGON

Sue Sierralupe is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic.

Sue also a professional writer and proudly volunteers at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Sue co-authors an educational website on medicinal herbs and homesteading at www.thepracticalherbalist.com. You can follow her blog at www.herbalistmanifesto.com/herbs.

 

http://occupy-medical.org 

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