Do You Know Where your Herbs Come From?
Traditional herbal medicine is based on holism, connecting with the plants, and medicine you can make in your own kitchen. Yet, the herbal industry that supplies many of the plants used to make these remedies is anything but holistic, and is far more industrial than grassroots. Ann Armbrecht will share stories from her recent journey following medicinal plants through the supply chain, from Eastern Europe to the United Kingdom. She will talk about efforts to create a more sustainable and equitable supply chain and what we can all do support a more holistic system for sourcing medicinal plants.
Ann Armbrecht is an anthropologist and writer and the co-producer of Numen: The Healing Power of Plants. She is working on a new project tracing medicinal plants through the supply chain.
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