HerbRally

HerbRally

Let's take a deep dive into all things herbal with some of the best teachers in the field of plant medicine, wild foods, botany and health accessibility. You'll hear class recordings from conferences, narrated plant monographs, books, and blog posts, interviews, event updates and so much more. Have an idea for an episode? Want to share information about your school or event? Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Let me know!

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September 14, 2021 42 min

In this episode of the HerbRally podcast, you’ll hear from Lian Bruno of Puff Herbal Smokes. She talks about why you might want to work with herbs through smoke, herbal strategies to quit smoking tobacco, and how to craft your own herbal smoking blends. 

Lian Bruno is a clinically-trained herbalist and the founder of Puff Herbal Smokes, a business that advocates herbalism for smokers of all plants. Founded on the belief that smokin...

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the 2021 Great Lakes Herb Faire, a virtual conference. 

Learn more at GreatLakesHerbFaire.org

This episode is audio from a previous, in person Great Lakes Herb Faire. Thanks to the organizers for sharing!

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Meet the unique plants preferring the acidic, anaerobic conditions of the bog. Learn about the many uses of sphagnum moss, larch tree, pitcher plant and more, while avoiding...

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Today’s episode is all about liver health and how to support it with herbs. Learn from one of the best, Shana Lipner Grover!

Shana Lipner-Grover is a clinical herbalist, health and nutrition educator, field botanist, ethical wildcrafter, medicine-maker, and forever student of life and wonder. She is the director and primary educator of Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies in north county San Diego: a 2-year field-based ec...

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Abrah Arneson joins the podcast in today’s episode to give a brief overview of her new book, The Weaving: Plants, Planets and People.

Between the covers of this book, you will discover a blend of plant wisdom and a love of astrology blended in a cauldron of storytelling and poetry. Not merely an herbal compendium, not only historic storytelling and a weaving of ancestor history, The Weaving: Plants, Planets and Women follows the p...

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In today’s episode we hear from Heather Sanderson. Heather has been working with plant spirits her whole life. In 2013 she studied herbal medicine at Third Root in Brooklyn, NY which led her to a 3-year Sacred Plant Medicine Apprenticeship with Carole Guyett in County Clare, Ireland.

It was through this training and several initiations with plants that she became immersed in the dream and consciousness of the plant world and found ...

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July 11, 2021 1 min

In today's episode Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski tells us about the upcoming Northwest Herbal Fair. This is their 25th anniversary! Very exciting times, we're all thrilled to be with each other once again. 

The Northwest Herbal Fair has classes, keynotes, lots of music, dancing, camping, and just an all around fun and family friendly time. Whether you're in the northwest or not, you'll want to see what this eve...

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Throughout history, plants have evoked the curiosities of the human imagination. Join herbalist Maria Christodoulou for a three-part series exploring herbal motifs in the ancient Mediterranean region, featuring the sinful fig leaf, the sensual rose flower, and the good luck pomegranate fruit.

Maria Christodoulou is a clinical herbalist exploring the wisdom and whimsy of ancient Greek herbal medicine as The Greek Herbalist. In a pre...

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Throughout history, plants have evoked the curiosities of the human imagination. Join herbalist Maria Christodoulou for a three-part series exploring herbal motifs in the ancient Mediterranean region, featuring the sinful fig leaf, the sensual rose flower, and the good luck pomegranate fruit.

Maria Christodoulou is a clinical herbalist exploring the wisdom and whimsy of ancient Greek herbal medicine as The Greek Herbalist. In a pre...

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Throughout history, plants have evoked the curiosities of the human imagination. Join herbalist Maria Christodoulou for a three-part series exploring herbal motifs in the ancient Mediterranean region, featuring the sinful fig leaf, the sensual rose flower, and the good luck pomegranate fruit.

Maria Christodoulou is a clinical herbalist exploring the wisdom and whimsy of ancient Greek herbal medicine as The Greek Herbalist. In a pr...

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Learn all about vitex in today’s episode with Heather Irvine. She covers plant characteristics, names, cultural uses, herbal uses, and more!


Stay up to date with HerbRally by joining our text message community! To opt in simply text JOIN to (541) 256-2895. You'll receive 1 to 7 texts per week with herbal community news and updates, inspiration, and education.

Excited to announce our new services at HerbRally. We are officially...

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Today we’ll hear about the life and work of Isabella Aiona Abbott who became a leading expert on Pacific marine algae and the was the first Native Hawaiian woman to receive a PhD in science. Her scientific contributions included the discovery of over 200 algae species, and her life’s passion spilled over into the kitchen. Having learned about edible Hawaiian seaweeds from her mother, Isabella enjoyed creating recipes using kelp and...

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May 12, 2021 30 min

On today’s episode, Heather Irvine profiles the life and works of accomplished herbalist and author Juliette de Baïracli Levy. Hear a bit about her life and travels, then dive into her uses for herbs!

Books mentioned in today's episode:
The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
Traveler’s Joy

Find other books by Juliette:
Common Herbs for Natural Health
The Illustrated Herbal Handbook for Everyone
Summer in Galilee

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Jiling joins us again with another meditation, this time for tomorrow’s new moon. Take time to set your intentions for the season ahead.

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She specializes in treating pain, emotional health, and chronic complex conditions. Jiling nourishes your resilience through clinics, classes, and retreats integrating wilderness, creativity, and Spirit.

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Spend your weekend cultivating knowledge about the wild world of fermentation! In today’s episode, we listen in on a 4-hour intensive given by EagleSong Gardener at the 2018 NorthWest Herb Symposium. She shares her 40 years of experience with fermenting food and passes along some recipes. Learn about vegetable and dairy fermentation as well as creating fermented beverages like elderberry wine!

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Take 20 minutes for yourself with today’s relaxing meditation.

Rebecca Ingalls is a Community Herbalist and Psychotherapist with an apothecary and practice on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Rebecca has worked in private practice as a holistic therapist for 20 years, is traditionally trained in the art, science, and practice of psychotherapy, and holds a weekly community meditation practice.  

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Getting proper rest! We feel our best with regular sleep, and today we listen in on a class with Dr. Mary Bove that can help us do just that! Learn about the circadian sleep rhythm, what should happen in healthy sleep, what happens when that process isn't going well, and what to do to correct it. Don’t miss her recommendations for herbal medicines that can support our circadian cycle.

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April 30, 2021 26 min

Just in time for spring, we're joined by Shana Lipner Grover to hear about dandelion! Learn about its identification, name, uses as food, and herbal use including as liver support!

Be sure to visit Shana at sagecountryherbs.com for more herb information, classes, recipes, and more.


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On today's episode we'll hear from Camille Freeman on a collaborative model of herbal care. She discusses the power of collaborative care more broadly, and for teachers and mentors, she details about how to run herbal observation groups.

Camille Freeman is a registered herbalist and licensed nutrition who has been in practice since 2003 with a focus on fertility and reproductive health. She is also a professor at the Maryla...

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As we say hello to spring, we join Jiling Lin for this full moon meditation on gratitude. Don’t miss today’s supermoon, when the full moon occurs while the moon’s elliptic orbit comes closest to Earth. While it shines bigger and brighter in our sky, take time to feel gratitude for all life has to offer.

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She specializes in treating pain, emotional hea...

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Today we’re joined by Alex Dorr of Mushroom Revival to learn about the power of functional mushrooms in supporting health and wellness. You’ll hear about the roles of fungi in nature as well as in our bodies and touch on the science of beneficial compounds found in certain mushroom species. Differences in mushroom preparations using fruiting bodies vs. mycelium are discussed as well as quality of mushroom supplements and mislabelin...

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