Name: Miriah Meiers
Part of the World: Colorado, Hawaii
HWB Role: HWB Newsletter Editor
A little about me: Adventure seeker, snowboarder, mountain climber, river rat, yogi, surfer wannabe, outdoor enthusiast. Writer, artist, activist, green medicine craftswoman, 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 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.
Denise accepted the role of Volunteer Executive Director of HWB in August of 2017. Denise is also an herb grower that works to preserve endangered native medicinals, and her farm, Lunar Hollow Farm, is a Botanical Sanctuary in the UpS Botanical Sanctuary network located on the ancestral lands of the Očhéthi ŠakówiŋMyaamia, Ho-Chunk, Sauk and Meskwak, Peoria, and Kiikaapoi people.
Denise manages the day to day of HWB, the HWB Seed Grant Program, the US Community Apothecary & Donation Distribution Station, HWB Disaster Relief, and is the host of the Herbal Action Podcast. Denise also volunteers as Clinical Herbalist with the Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic under HWB.
Name: Joanne Bauman
Gender Pronoun: She/Her
Part of the World: Kansas,USA
HWB Role: Community Herbal Apothecary & Kansas Coordinator
Favorite herb/plant/tree: Elder, St. Johns Wort and Yarrow and Cottonwood were the first plans I allied with and spent time communicating with while camping . Asking a fav is like asking which is a fav child to me.
A little bit about me: Joanne (Prairie Magic Herbals) is a Kansas wise woman herbalist, teacher, writer, herb grower and medicine-maker of 20 years. Let me teach you to connect with the plants, to appreciate and collaborate with them to empower your health. Joanne presents at The Mother Earth News Fair, podcast host Heirlooms & Herbals, and blog for Herbal Living. She also teaches at individual venues and herb conferences. My MS is in clinical psychology, health & rehab focus. Counseled those in physical rehab with numerous conditions--chronic pain, brain injury, COPD, orthopedic,neurological,etc.. Prairie Magic Herbals on Facebook
Name: Janelle Farkas
Gender Pronoun: She/Her
Part of the World: Northeastern Pennsylvania, United States
HWB Role: Chapter Coordinator HWB NEPA, Handouts Coordinator
Favorite herb/plant/tree: Just one? That's tough. I'll have to go with a plant I've never worked with internally - ghost pipe (Monotropa uniflora). When I first met ghost pipe, I just noticed a really cool looking plant very close to where I park my car. I didn't realize until much later that it had appeared during the tumultuous time I referenced in my "about me" and is a powerful ally for those in physical or emotional pain. It hasn't appeared in that spot since. Ghost pipe reminds me that plants are more than their constituents; they hold beautiful wisdom that science can't fathom.
A little bit about me:
When I'm not immersed in herbs or adventuring outside, I work as an industrial engineer and have my B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Management.
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