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where healing and resistance join forces!

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Past episode:

phillipa joly headshotDecolonizing with Plant Medicines - An Interview with Philippa Joly

Release Date: Thursday March 23, 2017

In this episode, I interview my friend Philippa Joly, a long time activist, organizer and herbalist living on Denman Island.   We talk about decolonization, how herbs can change our relationship with the Land and how we defend it. And much more.  Listen here

yarrow willard headshotDefending Herbal Medicines from Health Canada and the World Disease Agenda

Release Date: Thursday March 30, 2017

In this episode, I interview my friend Yarrow Willard.  Yarrow is a co-founder of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary based out of Courtenay, BC.  We talk about a lot of different subjects, but revolve around health sovereignty and regulations around herbs in Canada.  Listen here

Missy_Rohs headshotSocial Justice, Street Medics and Land Stewardship - An Interview with Missy Rohs

Release Date: Thursday April 6, 2017

In this episode, I interview Missy Rohs of the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies in Portland Oregon.  With a background in labor solidarity and herbal street medicine with the former Black Cross Collective, Missy is very passionate about the intersection of herbal medicine and social justice.  We talk about herbal self care, street medic work and connection to land.  Listen here

Stephen Harrod Buhner Workshop-3The End of the Age of Reason and the Emergence of the New Herbal Renaissance - an interview with Stephen Buhner

Release Date: Thursday April 13, 2017

In this episode, I interview Stephen Buhner, herbalist, teacher and prolific author.  We explore the age old question, What do Donald Trump, Hurricane Katrina, the mortgage meltdown, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and lyme disease have in common? It turns out they’re symptoms of the end of the the Age of Reason & Rationality.  Listen here


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Vision for podcast:

Collecting and sharing stories of how people are combining herbalism and activism.  Exploring topics like colonization, land defense, environmental and social justice, the history of defending herbal medicines as well as various creative business models for trying to make herbal healing accessible to clients and sustainable for practitioners.There are so many amazing people doing innovative and inspired healing and justice work.   Their stories need to be told!

A bit about the host, garliq...

garliq with violetHi there, my name is garliq.   I’m a radical, activist and organizer who is passionate about social and environmental justice.  My heart aches to see an end to the violence and devastation rampant in the world today.  I dream of a world that is beautiful, healthy, vibrant and just, where humans live in harmony (not dominance) with Nature and one another.

Wishing you strength & wisdom in your stories of healing, justice, resistance and change!

Special Thanks To:

Dana Lyons for all of his inspirational, land defending tunes, but especially for permission to use "Willie Says" for this podcast.  It's a song about teachings he received from an elder in the Lummi Indian Nation near Bellingham, WA.  You can check out his work at: www.CowsWithGuns.comAlso a special thanks to Tad Hargrave, of Marketing For Hippies, and Mark Silver, of Heart of Business, for your encouragement and support to put this work out to the world.And to my family for being such supportive cheerleaders :)