Special Earth Day Event with Dara Saville co-hosted by the Natural History Institute

Thursday, April 22nd | 6 pm *ONLINE*

Join us for a special Earth Day event with Dara Savile. 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89590297303

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine introduces botanical medicine through an in-depth exploration of the land, presenting a unique guide to plants found across the American Southwest. An accomplished herbalist and geographer, Dara Saville offers readers an ecological manual for developing relationships with the land and plants in a new theoretical approach to using herbal medicines.

Designed to increase our understanding of plants’ rapport with their environment, this trailblazing herbal speaks to our innate connection to place and provides a pathway to understanding the medicinal properties of plants through their ecological relationships. With thirty-nine plant profiles and detailed color photographs, Saville provides an extensive materia medica in which she offers practical tools and information alongside inspiration for working with plants in a way that restores our connection to the natural world.

About the Author

Dara Saville is the founder of and a primary instructor at Albuquerque Herbalism as well as the executive director of the Yerba Mansa Project, a local nonprofit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, focused on ecological restoration along the Middle Rio Grande


Move over, Michael Moore: Dara Saville’s ecological herbal is the most unique and refreshing view on the healing power of plants—for both human health and land health—to be published in decades!”—Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

“A unique ecological perspective for the use of herbal medicine in the Southwest.”—Kelly Kindscher, editor of Echinacea: Herbal Medicine with a Wild History

“Dara Saville’s ecological herbal will be an often-consulted volume on my bookshelf for years to come!”—Judith Phillips, author of Growing the Southwest Garden: Regional Ornamental Gardening

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest By Dara Saville, Jesse Wolf Hardin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Dara Saville, Jesse Wolf Hardin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780826362179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 1st, 2021