HERBALISTS CANDIS CANTIN AND DARREN HUCKLE, LAc TAKE STUDENTS ON HERB WALK AT QUAIL HOLLOW STATE PARK
Students of the East West School of Planetary Herbology (Intermediate Track) go on a plant walk at Quail Hollow State Park. Herbalists and Teachers Candis Cantin of EverGreen School of Integrative Herbology in Placerville, CA and Darren Huckle, LAc of Roots of Wellness Acupuncture in Santa Cruz spent the afternoon educating very excited herbal students about the local herbs and plants and their medicinal uses. This outing was followed by a garden party at the home of Michael and Lesley Tierra, Lac’s, founders of the East West School. Here are some photos of the herb walk (photo credits by Herbalist Jonah Ruh Roberts)
HERB WALK WITH BEN ZAPPIN APRIL 25, 2016
Ben Zappin gave a crowd of wildly enthusiastic herbalists a tour of the Tierra’s garden in Ben Lomand this weekend. Both Ben Zappin, LAc and his wife Ingrid Bauer, M.D., MS are teachers and herbalists at the East West School of Planetary Herbology’s yearly seminar, held at the magnificent Quaker Center. Here are some photos of that event.
MT. SHASTA BOTANICAL FIELD STUDY – JULY, 2015
Here are some photos from our exciting Botanical Field Study in Trinity National Forest and Mt. Shasta this past July with brilliant botanist, herbalist and Ceo of KW Botanicals in San Francisco. Brian Weissbuch.
BOTANICAL FIELD STUDY AT LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST, 4.3.15
An amazing field trip was held on April 3rd – 5th, 2015, in Los Padres National Forest offered by Darren Huckle, L.Ac. of Roots of Wellness in Santa Cruz, CA and Ben Zappin, L.Ac. and Ingrid Bauer of Sylvan Botanicals and 5 Flavors Herbs in Oakland, CA.
Internationally renowned herbalists, teachers, botanists and authors such as Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., Michael Tierra, L.Ac. and Brian Weissbuch of KW Botanicals in San Francisco gave a botanical field study and tour. They pointed out many of the indigenous plants, their uses, and the most potent time to harvest these herbs, plants, roots, barks, etc. This is critically important information for herbalists intent on making first class herbal medicines.
Willow bark, which can be used for migraines, should be harvested before the flowers bloom in early spring. That is when the plant is most potent. Yerba Santa, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Plantain, Yellow Dock, Blue Vervain, Yerba Mansa, Bay, Coyote Mint, Horsetail and Willow are just some of the many herbs growing on the hillsides, meadows and creeks.
Being in the beautiful rolling hills and nature of Los Padres with so many incredible herbalists was an inspirational, fun-packed and informative adventure. Botanical field studies offer in-depth training by experiencing plants in their native habitats and connecting us to the plants on an even deeper level.
HERB WALK WITH HERBALIST BRIAN WEISSBUCH AT THE TIERRA’S GARDEN
At the yearly East West Herb Seminar in Ben Lomand, CA., students and attendees were invited to an Herb Walk with Brian Weissbuch, CEO of K.W. Botanicals at the home of Michael and Lesley Tierra and their beautiful herb gardens.
In the above photo, Brian stands in front of Grindelia camporum (Grindelia) and speaks about its many uses for poison oak, for bronchitis with a wet, deep cough, and for inclusion in urinary tract infection formulas along with Usnea barbata (Usnea or Old Man’s Beard).
Stopping by our newly planted AHG Chapter herb garden beds, Brian noted that Achillea milefolium (Yarrow) is “the Go-To-Herb for any type of infection.” He noted that soldiers used to carry this plant with them into war, since they knew it would help to stop bleeding.
Below are photos of this amazingly informative and fun adventure! Herbs below are Ephedra Ma huang, Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon’s seal, Viburnum opulus Crampbark or Snowball, Optunia Prickley Pear Cactus, Urtica dioica Nettles, Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape Root, Niu Xi Acharanthes, Symphytum officinale Comfrey