Plant Healer Interview: Paul Bergner

Plant Healer Interview: Paul Bergner

Plant Healer Interview: Paul Bergner In Conversation with Jesse Wolf Hardin The following is a powerful excerpt from my talk with our friend and provocateur Paul Bergner, one of the truly most insightful, honest, forthcoming and visionary of herbalists alive today. After four full decades of doing this work, it was a pleasure to draw tales and ideas out of him for our readers, and to further define his singular legacy. Quite frankly, without Paul’s encouragement and support Kiva and I may not have pulled off the launching of our first event for herbalists, nor been quite so encouraged to create the unique Plant Healer Magazine. His “Herbal Rebel” column in the mag leads off every issue he can possibly make time for, while still traveling to teach both in the U.S....

Plant Healer Magazine Fall Issue Sneak Peek

Plant Healer Magazine Fall Issue Sneak Peek

Plant Healer Magazine – Fall Issue SNEAK PEEK Over 250 Pages – Releases Sept. 2nd Subscribe at: PlantHealerMagazine.com Sept. 2nd is the release date for the exciting 12th Plant Healer Magazine, the final issue of Volume III.   We’re very excited about its content, another great collection of insights and experiences from many of the best authors in the field. Plant Healer Fall Content Kiva Rose takes on digital sculpting and painting, creating her first Plant Healer cover, a personable Baba Yaga gathering mushrooms in the deep forest.  With any encouragement, she may make high quality art prints of her Baba available for sale. Paul Bergner’s “Herbal Rebel” column is back!  We are so grateful – it has been terribly hard for him to get any time to write due to his...

Available Now: The Plant Healer’s Path by Jesse Wolf & Kiva Rose

Available Now: The Plant Healer’s Path by Jesse Wolf & Kiva Rose

Now Available to Order, the New Book: THE PLANT HEALER’S PATH A Grassroots Guide For The HerbFolk Tribe by Jesse Wolf Hardin with Kiva Rose plus David Hoffman, Paul Bergner, Phyllis Light, Sam Coffman, Rebecca Altman, & Roger Wicke 302 pages, 8.5×11”, over 100 photos & art illustrations Limited Edition Cloth Covered Hardback!: Preorder Now: $39 (shipping early September) Ebook – Download Available Now: $25 Order Now From: www.PlantHealerMagazine.com “That which was suppressed is back. The wise women and crazy men, in all their multicultural diversity, are finding their voices. Even if the monolith of the dominant culture is ignorant of this, finally we are listening to each other.  The Herbalist’s Path, is the clearest description yet of this truly...

Free Plant Healer Newsletter

Free Plant Healer Newsletter

Free Plant Healer Newsletter We’ve expanded not only the length but the scope of our free digital journal for herbalists, wildcrafters and plant lovers of all kinds, renaming it the “Plant Healer’s Newsletter.”  Published 6 to 10 times per year, this newsletter will feature advance excerpts from upcoming Plant Healer issues, as well as inspiring articles and interviews with herbalists that won’t be be found in our magazine or anywhere else.  The newsletter runs from 10 to 30 pages in length, and is sent out 6 to 10 times per year as a free service to the community.  Please tell your friends about it, especially any who may not normally be able to afford herbal books or zines. The issue releasing this week is the sixth this year, 20 pages of information and...

In the Burned Forest: A Walk Through the Mist

In the Burned Forest: A Walk Through the Mist

In the more lightly burned areas of the forests just above us in the White Mountains of Arizona, the Fireweed is blooming in colorful profusion between the blackened spikes of destroyed trees. This beautiful member of the Onagraceae family is also one of my favorite herbs, being especially talented at reducing inflammation, astringing lax tissue, and encouraging healing, especially in the gut. This makes it a rather ideal addition to gut healing infusions, especially if a food intolerance or other trigger has been recently removed. Rhiannon declared this bit of mountainside a piece of her personal heaven, and danced through the mist and ferns for a while before settling into harvesting just ripening Raspberries. She particularly enjoys the not quite red fruits,...

The Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous Finale!

The Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous Finale!

Attend The Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous Finale! Register now to attend the final ever Herbal Resurgence conference, Sept. 19-22.   This is your last chance to be a part of what has been a celebratory, seditious, life changing event.  There will never be another one like it!   Why The Change? Wolf and I are share the belief that we and our message need to continue evolving, adapting to changing circumstances, filling in what is needed in the herbal community rather than repeating what has been or is being done.  We’ve been successful in our aims for Resurgence, in sparking changes in existing gatherings and organizations, and seeding other groups and events.  We see the influence of the Resurgence in longstanding events and groups starting to use similar language...

What the Forest Holds: A Solstice Story in Pictures

What the Forest Holds: A Solstice Story in Pictures

It may be hot indeed down in the middle mountains and deserts of the Southwest, but head up a few thousand feet and the subalpine forests are cool and lush with the verdancy of the Summer Solstice. This past week Wolf and I took a much needed break to explore the cienegas of the Little Colorado river in the White Mountains just above our canyon home. . Wading through the cool currents of the river, we stopped to examine almost every little flower and leaf underside. Surrounded by Alder thickets and rambling briar patches, the sunlight fell on us in dappled patches through the trees. The scent of Wild Roses made the air sweet and heady, giving an even more enchanted feeling to an already fairy tale like walk. . The river banks were fertile and green, wildflowers...