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IMG_20170425_171556   “I am humbled by the precious gifts and wisdom I receive every day. My work here is about so much more than just growing, or harvesting and selling herbs. It’s about building relationships with the plants, the soil, the pollinators, our creature kin, the trees, the larger human community and the Earth beneath my feet. It’s about Re-membering my connection and place in the web of life. As I work to restore and heal this once neglected and abused land… I realize that the truth is that it is healing me ! “

Hillary Banachowski is a plant lover/ herbalist : grower, medicine maker, forager, and teacher. Her herbal journey/experience has gifted her with an abundance of  learning opportunities : from various teachers in the traditional Western Herbalism model, to delicious bits of Folk and Ayurvedic Herbalism here and there, a healthy dose of self taught learning, to the treasured Green Pharmacy Garden working for wise elder and ethnobotanist , Dr. Jim Duke. “This list would not be complete of course, without kudos to my greatest teachers…our plant allies themselves and good ole’ Mamma Earth.

131013_003 Keir Knoll is an electrical engineer, contractor, fixer of everything broken and heart centered musician. He loves getting dirty and using his skills to design sustainable alternatives to the status quo – solar power, gray water systems and straw bale in particular. He is passionate about supporting and promoting local herbs/food, local farms, and local economies.

“I’m quite pleased with Hillary’s hard work in the Green Farmacy Garden, her fondness for continued learning, and dedication to the medicinal plant world. Thanks and keep it up Hillary.”

~ Dr. Jim Duke

The Green Farmacy

“Hillary Banachowski’s dedication to deep healing of the Earth is impressive and motivating. Her energy soothes and empowers the workshop participants. I have always been inspired by this delightful, loving, maker-of-happenings. 

                                                                              Peggy B. – workshop participant