Jim McDonald Loves Sustainability, Teaching, and Weeds!

Episode #35

What can we say about Jim McDonald? He’s quirky, funny, talented, knowledgeable, and kind. In this super-fun conversation, I get down and dirty with Jim talking about sustainability and conservation, stewardship, and how teaching has changed in the current, internet-driven world. And Jim shares with us some great stories and knowledge around one of his favorite groups of medicinal plant friends, weeds! You know, the plants that are everywhere because they are helpers no matter where they grow.

You can find Jim on Facebook, on Instrgram, and via both his websites, Herbcraft.org & Herbcraft.podia.com

In 1994, Jim McDonald's life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon.  Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of southeast Michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystems of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him.  Jim's approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional European influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humor, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his website www.herbcraft.org.  Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves.

Make sure you're nourishing your body and you're taking care of you from the inside out. Remember, different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health There’s a variety of ways to get this plant medicine in your body --tinctures, salves & balms, teas, etc. check out Mountain Mel’s herbal products at mountainmels.com.Use code THP15 at checkout to receive  15% off just for listening. Or make your own with bulk herbs from our affiliate partners at Mountain Rose Herbs or Oshala Farms.

And if you really like learning about all kinds of herbs and how you can use them together, get a jump on our Wild + Crafty Membership waitlist. Get in early to help shape this fun educational opportunity. And please join me over in our Herbalist's Path Facebook Group .Visit us at theherbalistspath.com to check out upcoming courses, workshops, & events. You can also find us on YouTube on the Herbalist's Path YouTube Channel.

Thanks for joining me today. Let’s inspire a movement where there’s an herbalist in every home...again! Together we can make herbalism #spreadlikewildflowers

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