Meet the Herbalist

Celebrate Summer Giveaway!

Just in time to celebrate summer, Kami McBride is sharing one of her favorite recipes with us and giving away copies of her amazing book, The Herbal Kitchen! Kami teaches experiential herbal programs to revive the art of homemade herbal medicine. Her work is centered in sustainable wellness practices, creating self reliance and revitalizing relationships with the plant world. You can find her website here: Be sure to enter for a chance to win and enjoy the enchanting Summer Solstice Cordial recipe below!   Summer Solstice Cordial Recipe! Summer is here and it is time to celebrate. I love to create special drinks for special occasions! Learn how to make herbal cordials and you will always have the most interesting parties! People stop asking you to bring food to the potluck and request that you bring the drinks instead! Summer Solstice is the perfect occasion to capture the season in a delicious herbal cordial. […]

Meet the Herbalist

River Kennedy is a Eugene-based herbalist specializing in the intuitive art of formulations. When we decided to make our own line of handcrafted combination tinctures here at Mountain Rose, we were honored to have River come on as our extract formulator. She is the owner of Terra Firma Botanicals, as well as a certified mediator, a certified practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), a health & wellness counselor, and the mother of two. She has been a practicing herbalist and medicine maker since 1982. We hope you enjoy this interview with River! 1. Can you recall the moment when you realized that herbalism would be your path? I was 16 and living in New York back in the 1970’s when herbalism and healthy eating were almost an unknown. I was passionate about organic foods, living and health, so when our local college offered an herbal beauty class by the author Dian Dincin Buchman, I jumped at […]

The Path to Herbalism

I spent countless summer days exploring twisted oak forests and gathering ferns for my hair