HerbMentor Radio, by LearningHerbs, shares the stories of herbs & people. We interview well-known herbalists and everyday folks using herbs for food and herbal medicine. Explore the simplicity of bringing herbal healing into your life as herbal remedies and more. This herbal podcast is hosted by John Gallagher and Tara Ruth.
Corinna Wood: Transforming Fall Roots into Healing Remedies
Most people think of poke and burdock as pesky weeds, but herbalists like Corinna Wood know that these prolific plants are full of healing gifts. Corinna shares how we can create home remedies with these herbs that will nourish our bodies this fall and beyond. She also goes deep into comfrey. Listen as she draws on her years of experience as an educator and herbalist to share the key to seasonal self-care.
Mimi Prunella Hernandez: Kitchen Herbalism
The phrase “food is medicine” gets casually tossed around a lot these days, but herbalist Mimi Prunella Hernandez really lives by this principle. Mimi draws on the influence of her Granny healers and her background in biochemistry to weave herbs into her everyday life. She works with the herbs that grow all around her — including sunflowers and prickly pear cactus — to make vinegars, honey, wine, tea, and even frosting. Listen as Mimi shares her simple tips for bringing common herbs into your own kitchen...
Tasha & Devon Greenwood: How an Herbal Love Story is Creating a Hub for Queer Community
Tasha and Devon Greenwood are the founders of MXED GREENS, an herb shop that uplifts queer community and prioritizes accessibility through a sliding scale model. In this episode we discuss queer and trans inclusive healthcare, key advise for new business owners, how to work with seaweeds, and more.
jim mcdonald: Why There’s No “Best Way” to Learn About Herbs
When you start studying herbs it can feel like you need to find the best herb school, the best herb books, and the best way to study herbs. But after studying and teaching herbalism for the last few decades, jim mcdonald (a Michigan herbalist who blends traditional folk influences and mixes it up with a bit of 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism) can definitively say that there’s no one “right way” to learn about herbs. Here's what to do instead...
Juliet Blankespoor: The Healing Garden & the Key to Having an Herbal Green Thumb
Want to create an herb garden but don’t know how to start? In this episode Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine founder, Juliet Blankespoor, draws on her decades of experience as an herbalist and gardener to guide you through how to start an herb garden a very simple way.
Abi Huff: Ancestral Herbalism
Abi Huff is an ever-evolving community and clinical herbalist, educator, medicine maker, intuitive life strategist, healing justice organizer, and overall plant nerd. We dive into Abi’s work as a politicized herbalist and how to create more inclusion within herbalism. We also discuss food as medicine and how ancestral healing is deeply intertwined with herbalism.
Woot! Woot! He’s back.
I listened to all the prior episodes and got something from each one.
New episodes please! :) Bring EagleSong back…she’s so great to listen to! Great questions, thanks for putting out!
So much goodness!
Thank you for the awesome podcast. I've learned so much and I love the mix of practicallity and "woo woo". John is a great interviewer and offers a lot of different view points through his guests. Love it!