Doreen Shababy has been studying local wild plants for food and medicine for decades. In 1989 she began her “kitchen-table” publication of “Wild & Weedy – A Journal of Herbology”, which was in print for six years. Humble beginnings, valuable experience. She has led “weed walks” for people of all ages and given demonstrations and classes in many local venues.
Doreen has always loved cooking too, and consequently her book, The Wild & Weedy Apothecary – An A to Z Book of Herbal Concoctions, Recipes & Remedies, Practical Know-how and Food for the Soul, was published by Llewellyn in 2010. Focusing on herbal home remedies and cooking with herbs, this book is conversational in tone, like a cup of tea with a friend.
Dave Veitch has been talking to plants ever since the jimson-weed incident back in the ‘70’s. He’s spent his whole life outdoors, from the western wilds of Colorado and California to the forested mountains of Washington and Idaho. Dave is an experienced archer and woodsman, and a professional woodworker and bowyer.
It took some time – years, in fact – before Dave realized that the gradual then severe physical symptoms he began to experience were on account of Lyme disease, complicated by dormant HVC. Through much introspection and personal research, as well as the counsel of an experienced herbalist educated in Lyme disease protocol, he has finally been able to start turning things around. Working in The Apothecary is part of his healing journey.