This past weekend the Pacific Northwest has lost a great leader and activist in the herbalism field.
From Rosalee de la Forêt at methowvalleyherbs.com:
Cascade Anderson Geller was an herbalist, teacher and passionate environmental activist. She was one of the first generations of herbalists to rejuvenate herbalism in the 70’s during a time when it had been almost entirely pushed to the recesses in the US. She passed on too soon, leaving us on May 4th, 2013.
Although Cascade had been teaching in the Pacific Northwest for many decades, it was only a couple years ago that I was able to meet her and study with her at various conferences in the region. I was immediately taken with her. Her sweet voice shared all sorts of wisdom, from plant uses to clinical pearls, to connection with place, to encouraging a strong sense of activism to protect our beautiful places from poisons and destruction.
See the rest of the article as well as some videos of Cascade’s talks here.