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HERBALISM

Herbalism is the study and practice of botany, ethnobotany, pharmacology, phytochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, permaculture, farming, gardening, medicine making, cooking, first aid, community health, counseling, psychiatry, conservation, restoration, activism, alchemy, history, mythology, allegory,  storytelling and for some… witchcraft.

With vegetal and fungal remedies administered in a holistic manner, considering lifestyle, diet, individual constitutions, belief systems and relationships we can achieve a state of homeostatic wellbeing.

The web of interconnectedness reaches to all beings. We can not separate the health of the forest, of the river, or the wellbeing of the human species with the well fare of the planet. 

PERMACULTURE

Permaculture is a tool for empowerment, offering people and communities a way back to the once commonly known ways of not only living and sustaining and in some cases thriving. Permaculture serves as a bridge for bringing people not only back to the land but back to their human nature, that is as extensions of and a part of nature, beings on the interconnected web of life. Permaculture is the opposite of the Cartesian philosophical belief system that the world is a machine, and a reservoir of resources for the human machine to consume. Permaculture believes in a reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationship with the land and natural systems, that offer back as much as the human takes. It is the role of the human being to facilitate and guard over the natural biological and geological systems, by being active participants, not bystanders, victims or ravenous consumers.

BIOPHILIA & DEEP ECOLOGY

Deep Ecology is a philosophical belief in the inherent worth and rights of all life on Earth, including inorganic life that interacts with organic life, such as the gaseous atmosphere, minerals and waters. Seeing all elements on Earth as interconnected and integral to the healthy functioning of the whole.  

Biophilia is the intimate, nonjudgemental and unconditional love of life. With this profound love comes the knowledge of divine immanence, embodying the entirety of ecosystems, including human settlement and it’s byproducts, soil and water systems, land formations,
flora and fauna.

Through these two guiding principles as a foundation we strive as a species to retell our collective human story, regenerate ecosystems, relearn our inherent skills, reclaim our rights, reduce our negative impact and replenish depleted systems.

Plants, People, Projects, Fungi, Fun

Classes & Workshops

Offering a variety of classes for teenage and adult learners at schools, retreat and community centers and at events.

Topics Include and are not Limited to:

Intro to Herbalism, East-West Energetics, Bitters for Digestive Health, Herbal First Aid, Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path.

Forest Ecology, Herbal Formulations.

Intro to Permaculture & Permacultere Design Certificate Courses.

Talking Adaptogenic Plants

Live plant walk from the community garden

at La Ecovilla, Costa Rica

Who are the Herbalists and Where do we Come From?

Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies

Announcing the first-ever-all-women-taught online Permaculture Design Course, featuring a 40-woman International faculty and including Advanced Certification in Social Permaculture and Invisible Structures

ENROLL

Permaculture for

the Herbalists Path

Therapeutic Deep Ecology
for Planetary Wellbeing

An Immersive Class,

Off-the Grid & Beachfront in Costa Rica

October 18 – November 13, 2018
March 12 – April 6, 2019

Questions, Comments, Thoughts, Concerns, Observations, Requests…

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS

So many ways to learn and participate

Punta Mona Center

An 85-acre, off-the-grid, beach front, permaculture farm, botanical collection, education and retreat center on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

Medicines from the Edge

A place to share the vast global
traditions of
herbal medicine.

Botanizing
Philosophizing
Inspiration

Envision Festival

An annual arts, music, movement, education, wellness and cultural festival held each Winter in Uvita, Costa Rica.

The NOHM is a social container that offers participants alternatives to alcohol, over processed food and drink, digital dependence and other substances while in an event setting.

Curating a mobile container that encourages conscious consumption and conversation that is steeped in tradition.

Give Back

These are some of the projects I am either a memeber of, or donate to… maybe you want to too…

Human Revolution

Matthew Human is not only a good friend and land partner, he is also a rocking artist, creating some of my favorite songs that are about the simple life, and what’s truly important – healthy food, clean air and water, true love, and community. His personal and introspective musical creations take all of us – and our changing world –
​right back to where we belong.

United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.

NuMundo

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.