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Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

Herbal Radio Mountain Rose Herbs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

    Upholding the Intregrity of Herbal Products with Quality Control

    Upholding the Intregrity of Herbal Products with Quality Control

    This week on Everything You Didn’t Know About Herbalism, Thomas sits down with someone many of our listeners are likely familiar with, Steven Yeager. Proudly serving as the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Mountain Rose Herbs, Steven joins us for a different style of interview from his usual entertaining and educational Plant Walks with Howie Brownstein. Listen in as Thomas and Steven take a deep dive analysis into the numerous facets involved within Quality Control, and how these tedious steps are crucial to upholding Mountain Rose Herb’s standards for quality in every herbal product we offer. From the time of procurement to when a box of herbal goodness arrives at your doorstep, rest assured that quality is always at the forefront of our minds throughout each step of the botanical journey to you.
    As always, we thank you for joining us for a new type of botanical adventure and are honored to have you join us on this ride. Remember, we want to hear from you! Your questions, ideas, and who you want to hear from will be invaluable to this new series. So please email us at podcast@mountainroseherbs.com to let us know what problem you want us to tackle next within the vast world of herbalism.
    🌿Steven Yeager, originally from Philadelphia, moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 and he has been rooted in Eugene ever since. Steven has been an employee of Mountain Rose Herbs since 2007. Steven Yeager has been exploring Oregon's wild places and studying the Pacific Northwest's native flora since 1995, botanizing, wildcrafting, and preparing herbal preparations for himself and his family. Steven is also an herbal educator and former co-owner of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. His years of working in the plant world have contributed enormously to Steven's ability to direct quality control, laboratory operations, and regulatory compliance at Mountain Rose Herbs, where a thorough knowledge of plant identification, GMP and FSMA regulations, and herbalism is essential. He believes cultivating a relationship with plants and the natural world is vital for a healthy existence on this planet In 2011, Steven became an elected trustee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and is currently participating with many of AHPA'scommittees. He also serves on the Board of the AHPA Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals, United Plant Savers, and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. When not at work or volunteering with various non-profits Stevenenjoys spending time with his family, cooking, hiking, camping, wildcrafting, and botanizing in the Cascade Mountains.
    Check out more Herbal Radio epsiodes featuring Steven:
    🌱Plant Stories | Featuring Steven Yeager and Howie Brownstein
    🍃I Hope That's Valerian I Smell | Featuring Steven Yeager and Howie Brownstein
     
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    Strengthening the bonds between people and plants for a healthier world.

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    • 34 min
    Herbalism for Kids | Tea Talks Roundtable

    Herbalism for Kids | Tea Talks Roundtable

    In this Tea Talks Roundtable, Jiling discusses Herbalism for Kids with herbalists Jesus Garcia, Kimberly Gallagher, Kristine Brown, Molly Meehan Brown, and Robin Rose Bennett.
    We explore:
    Some favorite botanical games, activities, and projects for kids How herbal activities vary for different age groups Kitchen herbs with kids … and more! Learn more about these herbalists below:
    🌿 JESUS GARCIA is a National Preschool Educator, Holistic & Wellness Practitioner, Traditional Mexican Folk Herbalist and Shaman-Curandero, and the founder and director of the Herbal Action Project, a Children's herbalism project based initiative, active Playschool and Food Forest. Visit Jesus at HerbalActionProject.com, on Instagram @ShamanJesus and @HerbalActionProject, and Facebook @HerbalActionProject
    🌿 KIMBERLY GALLAGHER is an herbalist who has been working with healing plants for over 20 years. She is co-founder of LearningHerbs.com, the creator of the Wildcraft! board game and author of the Herb Fairies children’s books and learning system. She loves to teach through experience and play.
    🌿 KRISTINE BROWN, RH (AHG) is the writer and illustrator of the online children’s publication Herbal Roots Zine, including ebooks, online courses that teach children about botany, drawing, and herbs, and a membership offering, Herb Club, with video lessons, expanded curriculum for preschool through high school, and a forum. Visit Kristine on YouTube, and Facebook. Join an online course, or join Herb Club.
    🌿 MOLLY MEEHAN BROWN is the founder of Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center and KidsHerbalism.com, which hosts 200 on-demand classes and provides new classes weekly on herbalism, gardening, and nature connection centering care, healing, and justice. Visit Molly on Instagram @kidsherbalism and @wildgingerherbalcenter
    🌿 ROBIN ROSE BENNETT is the author of The Young Green Witch’s Guide to Plant Magic and three other herbal healing books. Robin has taught tweens and teens at the “Circle within the Circle” at national herb conferences and enjoys empowering a new generation of green witches. She now lives in New Jersey on the edge of 3,000 acres of protected state forest with her extensive herbal gardens that neighborhood kids love to come and visit.
    🌿 JILING LIN is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) and herbalist in Ventura, CA. A clinician and teacher, Jiling is also a passionate traveler, artist, and adventurer. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Phases (五行) outline, or sign up forher newsletter here.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Deepening Our Understanding of Herbs with Herbal Constituents | Featuring Lisa Ganora

    Deepening Our Understanding of Herbs with Herbal Constituents | Featuring Lisa Ganora

    Hello plant people! We were so thrilled to share this week’s episode with our beloved listeners that we decided to pop in a day earlier than our usual Friday releases for the second episode of our new series, Everything You Didn’t Know About Herbalism!🌿
    Today’s episode features the profoundly knowledgeable and true seasoned pro within the world of herbalism, wildcrafting, and medicine making, Lisa Ganora. Lisa joins us for an invaluable educational episode on herbal constituents. What they are, why they matter, and how understanding them can deepen our relationship with the botanicals surrounding us. We’ll deep dive into Lisa’s process-based approach to medicine making and how she combines science, tradition, and spirit in her modern herbalism practice.
    As always, we thank you for joining us for a new type of botanical adventure and are honored to have you join us on this ride. Remember, we want to hear from you! Your questions, ideas, and who you want to hear from will be invaluable to this new series. So please email us at podcast@mountainroseherbs.com to let us know what problem you want us to tackle next within the vast world of herbalism. 
    Lisa Ganora began studying herbal medicine in 1985. After practicing as a Wise Woman tradition community herbalist, wildcrafter, and medicine-maker for a decade, she returned to school at UNCA and graduated summa cum laude with multiple awards in biology and chemistry. After graduation, she focused on exploring herbal constituents (pharmacognosy and phytochemistry) in the context of Western clinical herbalism and Vitalist therapeutics. In addition to founding and directing the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism from 2012-2020 and managing Elderberry’s Farm (a Rocky Mountain Herbal Education Center in Paonia, CO), Lisa formerly served as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and has lectured and taught classes internationally at numerous schools and conferences. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, 2nd Ed., a popular textbook on herbal phytochemistry for natural health practitioners, which is used by schools and universities worldwide. Lisa also teaches online, focusing on advanced herbal pharmacy (Make Better Medicine series) and a comprehensive two-semester course on Herbal Constituents. In addition, she consults for product development and formulation.
    Herbal Constituents (online classes & textbook | https://www.herbalconstituents.com/
    Elderberry's Farm (workshops) | https://www.elderberrysfarm.com/
    CSCH (Vitalist Herbalism School) | https://clinicalherbalism.com/
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Uprooting Racism & Seeding Sovereignty | Featuring Leah Penniman & Lulu Moyo

    Uprooting Racism & Seeding Sovereignty | Featuring Leah Penniman & Lulu Moyo

    This week for the first episode of Everything You Didn’t Know About Herbalism, we proudly bring you an impactful and galvanizing conversation with two individuals leading the way toward a future of harmony and equity within our food systems. Leah Penniman, the Co-Founder of Soul Fire Farm, and Lulu Moyo, the Co-Director of the Braiding Seeds Fellowship, join us for a thought-provoking conversation surrounding the injustices and deep-rooted racism we continue to face within our food systems today, and their combined missions to facilitate powerful food sovereignty programs and hands-on farming opportunities to train the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthen the movement for food sovereignty and community self-determination.
    As always, we thank you for joining us on this new type of botanical adventure and are honored to have you tag along with us on this ride. Remember, we want to hear from you! Your questions, ideas, and who you want to hear from will be invaluable to this new series. So please, email us at podcast@mountainroseherbs.com or give us a call at 800-879-3337 to let us know what solutions you’d like us to uncover next within the vast world of herbalism.
    About Leah & Lulu:
    🌿Leah Penniman (all pronouns) is a Black Kreyol farmer, author, mother, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for 25 years. She currently serves as founding Co-ED and Farm Director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a Black & Brown led project that works toward food and land justice. Her books are Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land (2018) and Black Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists (2023). Find out more about Leah’s work at www.soulfirefarm.org and follow her @soulfirefarm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    🌿Lulama (Lulu) Moyo (she/they) is a Co-Director for the Braiding Seeds Fellowship program. She works to cultivate opportunities and audiences for sustained community centered learning as a BIPOC food justice advocate, university instructor rooted in decolonization and social change pedagogy, spoken word poet and storyteller, anti-racism organizer, and budding herbalist and traditional healer. 
    Lulama received her B.A. in International Development and Social Change and her Master’s Degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her passion is in global education and policy, as well as the concerns facing Africans in the diaspora. Lulama has vast experience in youth work and creative arts community activism in the United States and Southern Africa. As a queer, Zimbabwean, femme she works to honor the intersectional histories of Black and Brown lineages in order to uphold our dignity, humanity, and love.
     
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    • 49 min
    Everything You Didn't Know About Herbalism | Teaser

    Everything You Didn't Know About Herbalism | Teaser

    Hello plant people and welcome back to Herbal Radio! 🎙️🌿
    We're popping into your podcast feed on this fine Tuesday to make a very exciting announcement! Since the founding of Herbal Radio all the way back in 2015, we’ve shared countless thought-provoking conversations with esteemed herbalists, environmental stewards, activists, and artists from all walks of life. We’ve decided to take these impactful interviews one step further and focus on using our platform to spread awareness and education on topics that may otherwise remain untouched within the vast world of herbalism. This series will be called Everything You Didn't Know About Herbalism.
    Throughout this series, we will delve into the intersection of herbal practices and environmental issues, uncovering innovative solutions and sharing inspiring stories from a diverse group of experts in the field. Whether it's tackling climate change, preserving natural habitats, shedding light on injustices within the agriculture industry, or promoting regenerative organic farming practices, we'll be covering a wide range of topics aimed at solving problems. This new series will encompass what Mountain Rose Herbs has always been about: strengthening the bonds between people and plants for a healthier world.
    But we can't do it alone, and we want to hear from all our beloved plant people listeners! Your questions, ideas, and who you want to hear from will be an invaluable piece to this new series. Please email us at podcast@mountainroseherbs.com or give us a call at 800-879-3337 to share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions to help us continue the mission of Herbal Radio.
    Stay tuned this Friday as we embark on our first episode in the series: Uprooting Racism & Seeding Sovereignty with two individuals who are leading the way towards a future of harmony and equity within our food system.

    • 2 min
    Bones, Bugs & Botany with Asia Dorsey | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Bones, Bugs & Botany with Asia Dorsey | Tea Talks with Jiling

    Asia Dorsey is a traditionally apprenticed African American Rootworker seeding embodied liberation at the intersection of ancestral nutrition and gut-brain herbalism. Visit Asia at www.bonesbugsandbotany.com
    We discuss:
    Reindigenizing to place through bioregional food and herbalism Food processing as plant communication: how we can work with plants so that the plants can fully express themselves How plants are rooted in cultures: to to know the plant, you must know the people who know the plants best Goji vinegar, nutrient-dense meals, tincturing unscented mints, and more! Resources:
    Listen to Asia’s favorite episode of her Petty Herbalist Podcast here Follow Asia’s fun Instagram @BonesBugsandBotany! Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) and herbalist in Ventura, CA. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Phases (五行) outline, or sign up for her newsletter here.
     
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    Strengthening the bonds between people and plants for a healthier world.

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    • 53 min

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