This past fall I had the incredible, and I still believe once in a lifetime experience, to be an Intern at the United Plant Savers 'Goldenseal Sanctuary', in Rutland, Ohio! What an incerdible 6 week journey it was! I came from a gorgeous green summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to this 'heaven on earth' for herbalists to the most diverse area in the country of medicinal plants, and some of the rarest ones still (American Ginseng, Black and Blue Cohosh, and Goldenseal to name a few). The first day
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In 2005, while working for the Forest Service in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, I would often try to use water from a stream to relieve the burning sensation on my legs after I had brushed
Updated 02-07-2012 at 11:23 AM by susan
I recently wrote an article for UPS that was recently published in EcoWatch Ohio. I met the editor at a local festival and she encouraged me to write about my experience as a Spring 2011 intern at the Goldenseal Sanctuary for the lastest issue. Here's the link:
I spent the last weekend traveling to rural Appalachia. I was on a mission to connect with this year’s spring Goldenseal Sanctuary interns in the last week of their six-week internship. I was anxious to hear about how the internship had impacted each individual’s perspective. Was the internship worth it for them; had they found what they had hoped to experience? I was prepared to hear about what trouble lies hidden in paradise. Instead I heard about the bond they had forged with each other,
It was just this past winter that I traveled up to Keene, NH, to defend my dissertation on the “Loss of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains of Virginia”.
It was just this past winter that I traveled up to Keene, NH to defend my dissertation on the “Loss of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains of Virginia”. The night before I had spent the evening with Rosemary Gladstar, snowed in at Sage Mountain. We had a deep discussion not
Updated 05-05-2011 at 12:22 AM by susan
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