Charles Garcia is a third generation curandero and practicing herbalist. He is founder and director of the California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.
Charles has worked in law enforcement, special education, lectured at many schools, and was a contributing author to the book, Wilderness Emergency Care. He taught herbal first aid to the Red Cross, and also volunteers many hours helping the homeless population of his hometown of Richmond, CA.
Chuck considers his style of teaching and philosophy of herbal healing as minimalist. If you can make a fire, get a pot of water simmering, find herbs in your back yard, your neighbors lawn, a city park, an empty lot, in a mountain meadow, or in the middle of the desert, you can aid the sick. The unofficial motto of the school is, “Is est non silicis scientia.” (It is not rocket science.)
This interview focuses on Charles’ unique brand of grass roots herbalism. His story is like no other.
You can visit Charles at http://hispanicherbs.c