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  • 2 years ago
J.T.: Community Herbalism & Urban Wildcrafting

J.T.: Community Herbalism & Urban Wildcrafting

J.T. is a Seattle based herbalist and mom. She’s an old friend of mine who started the same herbal apprenticeship that I did in 1998, before my son Rowan was born.

Since she started learning about local plants and how to use them, J.T. has come up with creative ways of gathering herbs and using them to nourish her family. Like myself, J.T. is a family and community centered herbalist. Not only does she keep her family healthy and help them when they are sick, she also shares her knowledge of herbalism with others in her community. This has led to her teaching classes at local herb shops.

I join J.T. in this interview live at the Northwest Herbal Fair. J.T. had just finished teaching a class on tincture making. This fair was very special, since LearningHerbs sponsored it, J.T. was teaching, and our mentor Eaglesong was even teaching there and was honored at the event as a local herbal elder. We all had come a long way since our journeys began together in nearly 13 years ago.

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