jim mcdonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft since 1994, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org and is currently writing (alternately) “A Great Lakes Herbal” and “Foundational Herbcraft”. Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves (and if you’ve ever wondered, the lack of capitalization is an homage to e.e. cummings).
jim is teaching the following courses at Sylvan Institute: