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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, psychology, 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 welfare of the planet.

BIOPHILIA &
DEEP ECOLOGY

These two guiding principles are the foundation we strive for 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.

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 its byproducts, soil and water systems, land formations, flora and fauna.

PERMACULTURE

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.  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.

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 a tool for empowerment, offering people and communities a vocabulary and strategy for returning to  the once commonly known ways of living and thriving. Permaculture serves as a bridge for bringing people  back to the land and back to their human nature, as extensions of and a part of nature, beings on the interconnected web of life.

Educational Opportunities

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

ENROLL

Permaculture Farm Tour & Medicinal Plant Walk
with Pete Kanaris of GreenDreamsFL

Rare Tropical Fruits & Medicinal Plant Walk
with Pete Kanaris of GreenDreamsFL

Chinampas: Floating Gardens of Costa Rica
with Pete Kanaris of GreenDreamsFL

Permaculture Farm Tour Costa Rica
with Pete Kanaris of GreenDreamsFL

Plant Profile:
Anisillo (Piper auritum)
with Zizia Botanicals

Plant Profile:
Cacao (Theobroma cacao)
with Zizia Botanicals

The Origins of
Herbalism
with NuMundo

Wellness on the Road:
The Traveler’s Apothecary
with NuMundo

Wellness on the Road:
Food & Privilege in Travel
with NuMundo

Wellness on the Road:
Individual Impact
with NuMundo

Envision Festival
Part 1 with
Love Channel TV

Envision Festival
Part 2 with
Love Channel TV

Talking Adaptogenic Plants

Who are the Herbalists and Where do we Come From?

Modern Witch
with The Daily Mail

The Craziest Hippie
Festival in the Jungle

Plants, People, Projects, Fungi, Fun

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

The Nohm

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.

Envision Festival

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

Give Back

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

Herbalist’s Without Borders

Herbalists Without Borders is an all volunteer membership based 501c3 nonprofit local to global network devoted to providing compassionate holistic care to communities and countries in need impacted by natural disasters, violent conflicts, poverty, trauma and other access barriers to health and wellness.

Herbalists Without Borders humanitarian aid and actions center around herbal health justice:  Herbal Borderless Medicine, Holistic Free People’s Clinics, Trauma Trainings, Education & Advocacy, Technical Assistance and more. HWB also promotes Nourishing Community Gardens, Medicinal Seed Saving, Seed Banks/Libraries, healthy food in food deserts, herbal education and advocacy, and social justice related to herbalism and herbal health access.

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

Through our own exploration of transformational travel and the decentralized lifestyle, we have found thousands of hubs across the globe that exemplify sustainable and holistic living, producing practical, low-cost solutions to the global climate crisis. These distributed hubs integrate ideals like community living, whole systems design, appropriate technology, seed banking, holistic health, and regenerative enterprise. We envision these impact centers becoming more accessible through the NuMundo platform, easily sharing crucial information and resources, both with the world and within the network.

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.