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Ann Armbrecht
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Attended Harvard University
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A short video clip of Fair Wild collectors in Poland set to the haunting music of Rising Appalachia.
The first of a series of videos looking behind the scenes of the herb industry. This clip follows medicinal plant collectors in eastern Poland.
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The first of a series of videos looking behind the scenes of the herb industry. This clip follows medicinal plant collectors in eastern Poland.
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The best way to find high quality herbal medicine is to grow your own. Find out how in this fantastic new online herb course. Sale through April 16th.
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Free herb course includes lessons on wild foods foraging, herbal medicine making and herbal botany. Sign up now!
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My interview with the American Herbalists Guild about The Sustainable Herbs Project as part of the JAHG Special Feature.
Access the full Interview of Ann Armbrecht of The Sustainable Herbs Project: Volume 13/ Number 2/ Autumn 2015 Issue of the JAHG Here. Read more complimentary articles from the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild Here
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"All bets are off if a company were to price buy, if they were to buy ingredients from one supplier this year, another supplier next year as the prices fluctuate. You’ll never develop relationships and without relationships you will never have consistent quality. I don’t think you can prove sustainability in a model like that." Josef Brinckmann, VP of Sustainability, Traditional Medicinals.
Josef Brinckmann of Traditional Medicinals discusses sourcing medicinal herbs and social and ecological sustainability in the herb industry.
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"I think the problem with our society is that we’ve lost the connection with the plants. We no longer understand the plants come from the earth, from the soil. The soil is the same as we are; it’s all interconnected." Randy Buresh, co-founder of Oregon's Wild Harvest, speaking with us on our visit to their farm last summer.
Randy Buresh, co-founder, Oregon's Wild Harvest, discusses the company's practices of sustainability and quality control with the Sustainable Herbs Project
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Always good to re-read these words of the late Dr. Bill Mitchell, ND.
Numen film interviews the late Dr. Bill Mitchell about the sacred and spirit and healing with plant medicine
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"But in terms of sustainable resource use, if people can be provided with financial incentives to preserve biodiversity, well that’s the ultimate answer, because that is the ultimate concern for most people, and that’s ultimately the incentive driving the destruction: the need for income." Fantastic interview with Ben Heron on what goes into sourcing herbs for Pukka Herbs.
A Conversation with Ben Heron Ben Heron, Sustainable Herbs Manager for Pukka Herbs about sustainability, quality and right livelihood in the herb industry.
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Interviews on sustainability, transparency, and equity in the herb industry for the Sustainable Herbs Project.
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Reflections on politics, love, dreaming and the herb industry by Ann Armbrecht
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I've just created a channel on Vimeo where I'll begin posting short video clips from the Sustainable Herbs Project. Follow us there to find out more!
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Writer, Anthropologist
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  • Writer, Anthropologist, Herbalist
    2004 - present
    Co-producer, Numen: the Healing Power of Plants
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writer on culture and environment, herbalist, anthropologist
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  • Harvard University
    Anthropology
  • Dartmouth College
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