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Panel Discussion: Community and Herbalism in the Pandemic Era

February 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join past keynote speakers Linda Black Elk, Sobande Greer, Jody Noe and B Anderson for a discussion on how our work as herbalists has transformed during the last year, how we can support our communities in new and creative ways, and how the plants can show up for us and our communities towards healing and justice.

Linda Black Elk

Linda Black Elk is an ethnobotanist specializing in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food and medicine. Linda works to build curriculum and ways of thinking that will promote and protect food sovereignty, traditional plant knowledge, and environmental quality as an extension of the fight against hydraulic fracturing and the fossil fuels industry. Linda and her family have been spearheading a grassroots effort to provide organic, traditional, shelf-stable food and traditional Indigenous medicines to elders and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full bio here…

Angelique “Sobande” Greer

Since 1992, Natural Choices Botanica has stood at the forefront teaching students the art of herbalism & holistic health. What began as a herb catalog business quickly blossomed into a successful retail store. By 1999, the store was devastated by a tornado and she was forced to reshape the vision. Sobande began teaching classes and workshops at colleges & conferences. The founder’s living room and backyard became the hub for retreats & holistic studies while her kitchen quickly blossomed into an amazing herbal apothecary. Read full bio here

B. Anderson

B Anderson, (they/them), is a sound healer, plant medicine steward/herbalist, mediation teacher, mediator, ritual leader, and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies, and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon, and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis. Read full bio here…

Jody Noe

Dr. Jody E. Noé, MS, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician with over 23 years of experience and has been a practicing herbalist for over 30.  She obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and was awarded her Masters of Science in Botany from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She is the author of the Textbook of Naturopathic Integrative Oncology, (CCNM Press, 2012); The Essentials for the Herbalist Series, Volume I, The Endocrine System for Herbalists 2nd Edition and has been published in several scholarly publications. Read full bio here.