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Announcing the Dandelion Seed Conference 2012: Herbal Medicine for Community & Social Healing

Hey everyone! I’m extremely proud to announce that we’re officially open for registration for the Dandelion Seed Conference 2012: Herbal Medicine for Community & Social Healing in Olympia, WA, September 21-23. This conference brings an eclectic group of nationally-renowned herbalists to educate and inspire herbal practice and local plant knowledge for community health. Check out the schedule below, view conference details & find registration, work trade & scholarship applications below! More information can be found on the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic events page & FB event page. Please help spread the word about this event, and I’ll see you there! Read more

Resilience & The Rise of Community Leadership

I woke up just a few minutes ago, lurked over to the kitchen to greet the day with my usual blend of yerba mate, nettles, oatraw, raspberry leaf & rose petals.

I then checked my email and received a flurry of freak-out emails from some of the global health foundations and nonprofits that I follow, alarming their audience to the devasting shortage of funds that are threatening crucial HIV prevention & treatment programs, tuberculosis programs & the like.

I don’t want to sound unsympathetic, but it’s happening everywhere. The economic calamity of the last 3 years has shaken social and health services to their core. In my community, so many more people are houseless, without medical care or any kind of safety net. Read more