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Larken Bunce
Works at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
Attended Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health)
Lives in Montpelier, VT
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If you buy products with herbs in them, the Sustainable Herbs Project concerns you. If you care about the quality of these products and how they are produced, this project concerns you. If you believe that wild and farmed lands and the people who live and work with them should be treated and compensated with deep respect, this concerns you.

We are down to the last 5 days of our Kickstarter Campaign for the Sustainable Herbs Project! Please help us reach our goal - and contribute what you can! Even $10 can make a difference! And please share this with others!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/89295547/the-sustainable-herbs-project
Ann Armbrecht is raising funds for The Sustainable Herbs Project on Kickstarter! We talk about clean, sustainable food but what about clean, sustainable medicine?
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This is an incredibly important and timely project which will benefit all of us in the herb industry (yes, even we herbalists are in the "industry"), as well as the plants, the ecologies and communities they're grown in, and the Earth as a whole.

Check it out and consider lending some support.
 
I've just launched our Kickstarter campaign to support the Sustainable Herbs Project ~ please take a look and help support sustainable and responsible sourcing in the herb industry!
Ann Armbrecht is raising funds for The Sustainable Herbs Project on Kickstarter! An interactive documentary/website to bring greater transparency and sustainability to the herb industry.
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Fire cider and VCIH in the news!

Here are 4 of 8 quick interviews I did live with the FOX44 Local News crew about boosting immunity this winter using herbs. I focused on Fire Cider (and making your own!) as well as elderberry syrup, sage tea, ginger tea, turmeric and echinacea. The interviewer, Alaina Pinto, was lovely and game to taste all the strange brews. The morning news anchor also said she likes to take elderberry syrup. Slowly, but surely, herbs are making their way into mainstream consciousness.
Fire Cider, a natural remedy to boost our immune system, is just one of the many ways to naturally prepare for flu season.
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Here's a fat, juicy collection of student work from VCIH. Materia medica monographs to pathophysiology papers, recipes to case studies--find it here. 280 pages and FREE!
 
Integrative Herbalism, the journal of VCIH, is available free online. 280 pages of detailed herbal research. http://www.vtherbcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Journal2014.pdf …
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I had a fantastic time in California teaching about mental health, but most especially camping in Los Padres National Forest with Ben Zappin and the crew at Five Flavors Herbs. We had a perfect weather stretch, amazing lushness for a dry year and outstanding camaraderie with serious herb lovers. An absolute delight. Here are some of the botanical highlights.
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Gosh, I like electron microscopy.
 
A scanning electron microscope image of spider silk glands making a thread.

Credit: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy.

HT: +Reese Jones 
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Whoa!!!!!!!! That's really crazy and cool!
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Help us fund this study to protect Osha from being over-harvested! We need to learn more to keep this important medicinal plant available through sustainable practices.
We will DOUBLE your donations now through the end of the month!
Big thanks to the American Herbal Products Association!
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A new project focused on supporting the reliability of herbal ingredients could help empower industry to become a leader in sustainable and ethical sourcing of botanicals.
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The upcoming AHG Symposium proceedings are available already, for free! I've got some bits in there about the Five Phases and another on mental health, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Check it out!
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Year 2 field trip to Osmore Pond and Peacham Bog, Groton, Vermont. Lots of sweet plants and a supermoon (in perigee-syzygy!) to boot!
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Awesome deal!
 
Medicinal Mushrooms with Christopher Hobss, PhD is now on sale. Watch this fascinating 2 hour recorded webinar for only $9.99 for professionals and $6.99 for students.
RECORDED WEBINAR ON SALE!!! Description: 1. Review of chemistry, pharmacology, clinical trials, safety of the top 10 medicinal mushrooms. 2. Gain an understanding of how medicinal mushrooms interact with the immune system, including a clear discussion of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics ...
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Herbalist, Educator, Writer, Photographer
Introduction
Clinical herbalist, educator and herb school co-director, working towards use of traditional medicine in every home.

Lover of plants and the human spirit.
Education
  • Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health)
    MS, Clinical Herbal Medicine, 2005
  • Goddard College
    BA Sustainable/Traditional Medicine, 1998
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Herbalist and Educator, Non-profit Co-Director
Skills
Clinical herbalism; teaching, mentorship and curriculum development; writing; photography; gardening
Employment
  • Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
    Co-Director, Faculty, Practitioner, 2007 - present
  • Goddard College, Health Arts and Sciences
    Faculty, 2006 - 2013
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Currently
Montpelier, VT