Herbalists and Herb Schools

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, home of the Late Great Michael Moore (many scans of old Eclectic and Physiomedicalist herbal texts, as well as Michael’s own herbal pamphlets, are available here)

Winter Sun Trading Company in Arizona, home of Phyllis Hogan

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona, home of JoAnn Sanchez

John Slattery in Arizona

Kiva Rose of New Mexico (many great articles on herbs and herbalism)

North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Colorado, home of Paul Bergner of Colorado

Wild Seed School in British Columbia, Canada, home of Jasmyn Clift

Matthew Wood of Minnesota

Deborah Frances of Oregon

Henriette Kress (many great articles on herbs and herbalism, as well as some old herbal texts)

David Winston of New Jersey  (many great articles, as well as some old herbal texts)

Jim McDonald of Michigan (home of the Master Herbal Article Index, an massive collection of excellent articles)

Kathrin Bateman, flower essence practitioner in Massachusetts

Plant Growing & Conservation

United Plant Savers – dedicated to the conservation of wild medicinal herbs

Sky Island Alliance – grassroots organization to protect and restore the unique biodiversity of SW U.S. and NW Mexico’s grasslands, deserts, and mountain forests

Arizona Native Plant Society

Horizon Herbs – medicinal plant seeds of every variety and from corner of the world imaginable

Tohono Chul Park – has a nursery which is a good source of Arizona native plants

Petey Mesquitey (of Spadefoot Nursery) – good source for native Arizona plants (sells at Cochise County farmers’ markets)

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Southwest native and heirloom agricultural seeds

Bulk Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs

Pacific  Botanicals

Ryan Drum – great place for seaweed

Naturespirit Herbs – another great place for seaweed


Traditions in Western Herbalism

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

Botanical Resources

Cochise County Herbarium

Arizona State University Herbarium

Northern Arizona University Herbarium

University of Arizona Herbarium

Northern Arizona Flora – a flora for Northern Arizona available free online

SEINet – various Southwest desert flora keys online

Canotia – updates to the Arizona flora published piecemeal

Integrated Taxonomic Information System – cross-references obsolete scientific names, current scientific names, and common names for plants, animals, fungi, and microbes in North America and the world and publishes species distribution maps

Flora of North America – parts of the exhaustive Flora of North America available online for free

Border Organizing

DouglaPrieta Trabajan/DouglaPrieta Works – a binational, grassroots self-help project teaching skills and working towards community self-sufficiency in Agua Prieta, Sonora

No Mas Muertes/No More Deaths – humanitarian aid to undocumented migrants crossing the deep desert and to those who have recently been deported to Mexico

O’odham Solidarity Across Borders Collective

O’odham Solidarity Project

Miscellaneous Resources

Just an Old Fashioned Herbalist – a documentary tribute to the late Michael Moore and his contributions to contemporary herbalism, as well as a tribute to the Southwest landscapes he called home

The Symphonies of Michael Moore – downloadable recordings of the symphonies Michael Moore composed before he became the herbalist we know and love

Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association – an organization preserving traditional plant knowledge in Arizona

Mike Foster videos  – short ecological and ethnobotanical documentaries from the borderlands

Herbwifery Herbalist Forums

Medical Herbalism – a journal of medical herbalism edited by Paul Bergner, with tons of great articles

Herbal Highway – a weekly radio show on herbalism (that you can stream) by Karyn Sanders, of the Blue Otter School

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database – a database that crossreferences plants, their chemical constituents, and the constituents’ medicinal actions, maintained by the honorable Dr. Jim Duke

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