Harold ‘Poppy’ Jones
Herbalist in Residence
Poppy leads Earth-honoring nature walks both in New York City and on field trips. He is natural forager, herbal medicine maker and intuitive. He gives workshops on medicinal plants and herbs including identification, harvesting, and allowing students to observe the preparation of tinctures, compresses, teas and herbal baths. All of this work is informed by indigenous wisdom on holistic natural healing. At the Center, he maintains an herbal laboratory as part of our Rooftop Garden program, which allows him to instruct and assist students in the study of plants when not in the field. Poppy liaises with Original Caretakers friends and advisers, including those maintaining indigenous communities throughout the Northeast. Poppy joined CEE in 2016.
From the Blog
While in Mexico last July, 2017, I had three encounters with traditional, local, Medicinal Plants experts. The first was in the recently created Clinic of Mazahua Traditional Medicine at the Intercultural University of Mexico State which Mindahi Bastida Munoz co-founded in 2004 in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico. … Read more
This week, Australia welcomed home its oldest known human, 43,000 year old Mungo Man. CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida, traveled across the globe to be a part of this historic event. Dean Sewell documented the long journey home for The Guardian. Mindahi, what was the purpose of your… Read more