Social Justice, Street Medics and Land Stewardship – An Interview with Missy Rohs

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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.

In our discussion, we touch on a whole bunch of topics including

  • herbal self care including her Top 3 “go to” herbs
  • The importance of finding and foraging plants in a cityscape
  • Developing relationships to the land
  • herbal first aid stories
  • And how your diet can change as you deepen your relationship with plants

We swap quite a few stories about how we’ve used a whole host of different plants to treat varies ailments even including some stories about using low dose herbs in higher doses.

Missy shares her personal approach to her own self care and gives her top 3 “go to” herbs, though admittedly she has a hard time narrowing it down.

It’s a very personal interview where Missy really shares a lot about her  personal relationship with herbs, healing and activism.

So, please enjoy this interview with Missy Rohs..

A bit about Missy Rohs…

Missy_Rohs headshotMissy Rohs is a community herbalist and dandelion lover. She grows and wildcrafts her own herbs with a focus on sustainable herbal remedies: those that grow easily in populated habitats, and those that can be harvested in the wild with minimal impact.

In between herbal endeavors, she can be found concocting delicious meals with her sweetie, snuggling with her cats, or fighting for social and environmental justice.

Check out these links to connect with wonderful people and cool projects…

Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies

B.A.R.K in Portland

Black Cross Health Collective

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.

Check out past episodes…

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2 Responses to Social Justice, Street Medics and Land Stewardship – An Interview with Missy Rohs

  1. Juliet April 8, 2017 at 2:09 am #

    Nice work Garliq. I like your relaxed style. It was like sitting in on someone’s fascinating conversation in the corner of a cafe and eavesdropping.

    • garliq April 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

      thanks so much for your feedback, Juliet. You named exactly the atmosphere that I’m aiming for… real people talking about relevant and interesting stuff. lol, i love the eavesdropping description. i may steal that 😉

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