WORLD HERBS 2012 SPEAKERS
JIM ADAMS – USC Professor of Pharmacology
Professor Jim Adams has
been at the USC School of Pharmacy for 25 years. His most recent publications include the third edition of “Healing with Medicinal Plants of the
been at the USC School of Pharmacy for 25 years. His most recent publications include the third edition of “Healing with Medicinal Plants of theWest” with Cecilia Garcia (available at www.abeduspress.com) and several scientific publications on Chumash healing and the pharmacology of California plants. Jim continues to teach the knowledge passed down by Chumash elders to Medical, Pharmacy and other students.
JULIE JAMES – Green Wisdom Herbal Studies
Julie has a long-standing love affair with the healing herbs, particularly those native to our region. After many years of formal study, including apprenticeship to amazing teachers and healers, graduating with honors from the American College of Health Sciences with a diploma in Herbal Medicine, and hands-on work from medicine making to certification as a Master Gardener, she now heads the highly regarded Green Wisdom Herbal Studies program, and teaches classes in traditional Western herbalism, medicine-making techniques, natural living, wellness and holistic nutrition in Los Angeles and Orange County. www.meetup.com/Green-Wisdom-Herbal-Studies / www.facebook.com/GreenWisdomHerbalStudies
NAOKO MOORE - Toiro Kitchen
Naoko Moore is a donabe (Japanese clay pot) & healthy Japanese home-cooking expert. Many of her dishes feature aromatic Japanese herbs, including home-grown shiso and mitsuba leaves. She runs Iga-yaki donabe and cooking websites in English and also hosts donabe & Japanese cooking classes in her kitchen in Los Angeles. Her company, toiro, is a US representative of an authentic Iga-yaki donabe & pottery producer, Nagatani-en (“iga-mono” brand), which was founded in 1832 in Iga, Japan. Visit Naoko’s website: www.toirokitchen.com and Naoko’s blog: naokomoore.com.)
KATHLEEN SANCHEZ – Pathway to the Garden
Kathleen Sanchez, L.A. county master gardener and sustainable landscape designer, places an emphasis on growing edibles for both human and local wildlife consumption. With the support of her husband, she created a sustainable landscape filled with edibles on their land, which serves as a great learning model for their local suburban community. Kathleen is also a school garden volunteer for several afterschool programs in the San Gabriel Valley area. Her mission is to empower people of all ages through education to reclaim their health, wellness, and local environment by growing their own food and by nurturing nature.
For more information and details about Kathleen visit her blog, Pathway to the Garden. http://pathwaytothegarden.blogspot.com/
RISHI KUMAR – The Growing Home
In 2011, he converted his family home into The Growing Home, a model of sustainable living in a suburban environment, where he and his family grow all their own produce, herbs, and medicine. Rishi is passionate about living a natural life, and is working towards establishing a school of ecology in Los Angeles.