The HWB WINTER 2019 NEWSLETTER is now live!
Every issue our newsletter editor, Miriah, takes information, stories, events and ideas from all of our global members and assembles it all into one amazing newsletter.
In this issue:
HWB Trauma Informed Learning Weekend Recap
The Healing Circle, By Gigi Stafne
Meet our Newest Coordinators/Volunteers
HWB Vision & Values in Action, By Denise & Finn
2018 Recap, by Denise Cusack
Welcome New Chapters!
Beat the Winter Blues with Flower Essences, by Miriah Meiers
Cinnamon - Superfood of Spices, By Miriah Meiers
Recipe for Immune-Boosting Bitters
News and Updates from HWB Chapters and Projects including HWB Northern Lights, HWB Kenya Rammah Group, HWB Uganda, HWB Richmond, HWB DC, HWB Western NY, HWB VT, HWB SE Queensland Australia, HWB Trillium Center, the VRHC, and more!
Grab a nice hot cup of chai, sit down in front of the fire, and have a read!
Meet the HWB Newsletter Editor
About Miriah: Adventure seeker, snowboarder, mountain climber, river rat, yogi, surfer wannabe, outdoor enthusiast. Writer, artist, activist, green medicine cratswoman, wondering explorer.
I became a member and volunteer of Herbalists Without Borders in 2012 as the Healing Arts Project Coordinator, while living in Denver, Colorado. In 2014, I began constructing the quarterly newsletters and have served as the editor since and love it. The early newsletters were constructed while I lived remotely from Northern California; off-the-grid, on the move, and usually without internet access! I currently reside in Telluride, Colorado.
I’m striving to connect more with other Herbalists Without Borders globally on my travels and be an advocate writer on behalf of our non-profit, and freelance writer for other common causes. I truly support the humanitarian work of Herbalists Without Borders. I believe in humanity, and the moon and the stars. I’m passionate about protecting the Earth’s medicine and the rights to have access to it.
As you may know, HWB is a 100% volunteer organization without any paid staff. We have many AMAZING volunteers that donate their time, resources, and talent to Herbalists Without Borders. We wouldn't be here without dedicated volunteers. We want to introduce members to you here regularly, so you can see the fantastic work they are doing with HWB, and how they are making a difference in their communities.
One volunteer that has worked with HWB for many years is one who is often behind the scenes, but her work contributes to unifying and gathering HWB together. She is our newsletter designer and editor. Miriah Meiers works to gather our stories, projects, news, and updates and then writes and creates a vivid testimony to the work of HWB.
HWB is a diverse and global group - with national and international projects, members and chapters. We may not get to often meet each other in person, but in hearing our stories and activities in the newsletter, we find that common ground and shared mission. Our newsletters are read by all, and represent so much of what HWB is about - acting locally to provide education, affordable access to alternative health care, herbal aid and relief, and response to crisis within our communities. While we work locally, our vision is a global one, and the newsletter brings us together.
Be sure to visit our newsletters page to read the current Autumn 2017 issue, as well as our back issues!
Thank you, Miriah, for your ongoing support and dedication to HWB. We appreciate you!
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Keep up with the latest news, updates, and more. Learn about our projects and amazing work Chapters are doing.
The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History
The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
The Seed Saving Book: Heirloom and Organic Seed Saving For Beginners: How to Profit by Preserving Rare Heirloom and Organic Seeds
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition
by Carol Deppe