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Tina Simeon

untitledAs a Mexican-American, Tina’s cultural roots in the use of medicinal plants run deep. She grew up with the smell of Yerba Buena steeping in the kitchen, and other medicinal plants in the garden like comfrey, corn silk and horsetail (cola de caballo). Tina was born and raised in Oakland, California, and recognized a need for social support in the Latino community. She worked for many years as a bilingual social worker and clinic administrator at a community health center in the …

Elizabeth Migliorelli

The first time I came to California I was under the spell of the scent of the Eucalyptus along the coast. I hail from the brown deciduous woods of New York and the Evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest, and the sweet, stirring smell of Eucalyptus was something I had never experienced before. Although I love my trees from my various homes, the eucalyptus was something that was so intoxicating, so bewitching to my spirit, that I knew I would have to spend some time getting to know this area o…