NATIVES and PLANTS

Resources and Links
NATIVE HEALING RESOURCES

Amazon: Native Healing Books: Amazon has all the classics texts for online ordering
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/282879/ref=br_dp__3/104-2307427-0970324

Amazon:  Herbal Remedies Books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/4703/ref=pd_fr__fav/104-2307427-0970324

Curanderismo: Mexican and Mex-American Curing/Healing
www.hispanicherbs.com

Sweat Lodge: Indigenous Healing Practice
www.welcomehome.org/rob/sweat/sweat.html

Arts/Ritual:  Community Healing
www.artashealing.org

Medicine Wheels and Ancient Ones: Earth Based Healing
www.pathofthefeather.com

Animal Spirits (with sounds): Earth Based Healing
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/4076/index11.html


NATIVE PLANT RESOURCES

Annie’s Annuals:  available at many Bay Area retail nurseries, fine stock of natives
www.anniesannuals.com/

California Native Plant Society
www.cnps.org/

California Academy of Sciences:  good online plant identifier
www.calacademy.org/research/botany/wildflow/

eNature.com Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Guide:  good online plant information
www.enature.com/guides/select_LBJNative.asp

Huntington Botanical Gardens: the best SoCal garden with plant sales too.
www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/HEHBotanicalHome.html

Las Pilitas Nurseries:  southern California nursery that ships anywhere
www.laspilitas.com/plants/plants.htm

Napa Nursery:  natives sold to public organizations
www.ccc.ca.gov/cccweb/DISTRICT/PACBAYS/NAPA/napa.htm

Pacific Rim Nursery:  located in British Columbia, they ship to the USA
www.hillkeep.ca/

PlantNative:  excellent online links to 50 CA native plant nurseries
www.plantnative.com/nd_ca.htm

Plant Oregon: nursery with many species found in California too
www.plantoregon.com/

Quail Botanical Gardens: coastal natives in Encinitas
www.qbgardens.com/

Regional Parks Botanical Garden:  Berkeley
www.nativeplants.org/

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
www.santabarbarabotanicgarden.org/

SLUG Native Nursery: plant sale proceeds benefit this youth probation program
www.slug-sf.org/programs/native_invent_content.html

Strybing Arboretum:  San Francisco’s botanic garden with native plant sales
www.strybing.org/

Sunset Magazine Online:  good online plant information
www.sunset.com/sunset/Premium/gardengateway.html

Theodore Payne Foundation:  LA area non-profit native nursery
www.theodorepayne.org/

UC Davis Native Nursery Directory
www.cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/Gardener/pdf/mg27nativeplantsources.pdf

UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
www.gardens.ucr.edu/



NATIVE PLANT NATURAL AREAS

Annadel State Park
www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=480

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
www.california-desert.org/start_main.html

BLM- California
www.ca.blm.gov/caso/wildflowers.html

Carrizo Plain National Monument : stunning spring wildflowers
www.tnccalifornia.org/our_proj/carrizo/index.asp

East Bay Regional Parks
www.ebparks.org/

Henry Coe State Park
www.coepark.org/

Indian Canyons (Palm Springs)
www.indian-canyons.com/

Living Desert
www.livingdesert.org/plants.htm

Midpeninsula Open Space
www.openspace.org/

Mount Diablo State Park
www.mdia.org/plants.htm

Ohlone Wilderness Park
www.ebparks.org/parks/ohlone.htm

Point Lobos State Reserve
pt-lobos.parks.state.ca.us/nathis/Plants.htm

Redwood National and State Parks
www.redwood.areaparks.com

Sequoia National Park
www.visitsequoia.com

Yosemite National Park
www.nps.gov/yose/



HERBS RESOURCES

Dry Creek Herb Farm: located in Auburn CA, very friendly and good online ordering
www.drycreekherbfarm.com/

Gaia Herbs: based on East Coast, you can find their products discounted here
www.iherb.com/gaia.html

GardenGirlProducts: make your own herbal soaps, steams, lotions, etc. with Lori Nova
www.gardengirlproducts.com

Herbs Forum:  an online discussion about growing herbs
forums.gardenweb.com/forums/herbs/

Herbal Global:  based in Fremont CA, carries a wide range of herbs and some natives
www.herbalglobal.com/default.htm

HerbalGram:  the online research findings of the American Botanical Council
www.herbalgram.org/

HerbNet: excellent online herb info and herbalist David Brill
www.herbnet.com/

Herb Pharm: based on West Coast, one of the best producers of liquid herbal extracts
www.herb-pharm.com/

Long Creek Herbs:  good online bulk herbs, rural humor from Jim and Josh.
www.longcreekherbs.com/index.shtml

Native American Products: syrups and herbs right off the Round Valley rez
www.native-american-products.com/index.html

Nichols Garden Nursery: in Oregon, an excellent source of seeds for your garden
www.nicholsgardennursery.com/

People’s Pharmacy:  good radio show and lots it science based info on their website
www.healthcentral.com/peoplespharmacy/peoplespharmacy.cfm

Rainbow Grocery Co-op:  my favorite retail place to buy herbs and teas
www.rainbowgrocery.org/

San Francisco Herbs & Teas:  good prices on teas and herbs
www.geocities.com/herbalglobal_vendor_1/San_Francisco.htm




Acknowledgements:  The designers of this online resource wish to single out author Michael Moore (Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest), whose detailed, passionate, down to earth, and very funny writing kept us laughing in the middle of the night; author Alma Hutchens (Indian Herbalogy of North America) whose classic book was the first one many of us read on Native Medicinal Plants, author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire) who manages to bring science, native ethnobotany, history, and economics alive; author E Barrie Kavash (Native Harvests and American Indian Healing Arts) who is bringing indigenous food and plant rituals back into the American canon; author Marie Miczak Ph.D (Nature's Weeds, Native Medicine) who speaks from the perspective of our ancestors and provides practical advice for today; William S. Lyon (Encyclopedia of Native American Healing) whose monumental volume sheds new light on shamanic healing in North America; authors Michael Caduto and Joseph Bruchac  (Native American Gardening) for writing a practical guide for the family backyard; author Stephen Harrod Buhner (Sacred Plant Medicine) who focuses on communicating with the plant world and an Earth Wisdom frame of understanding that predates recorded history.  We also wish to thank all the volunteers and staff who helped us with this project, and our project leader (who prefers the title of guide) Andrew Brother Elk, whose persistence and knowledge and integrity and humor kept us sane   ...and all our grandmothers and grandfathers who took the time to patiently explain the difference between the various sages and thistles, and pointed out where to find the right plants for healing and baskets, and lovingly made us teas and salves when we got hurt, and gave us seeds and cuttings when we flew out of the nest on our own, and returned their bodies to honor the Earth in its valleys and hillsides and mountains, where their spirits continue to guide us across North America.



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