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
Dear Friends, Karenna Gore and CEE’s Herbalist in Residence, Poppy Jones, were joined by the Dogwood Alliance for a walk in the woods at NY City’s Van Cortlandt Park this fall. Please enjoy Stories Happen in Forests‘ video, “Finding Faith in the Forest” giving you a window into their time together and a deep spiritual connection… Read more
Traveling through Asia this Dec – Jan, visiting Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan, traversing throughout city and mountain terrain, observing climate conditions of rain and drought through floral growth in Nature, opened dialogue with park rangers, farmers, students and Buddhist monks on the effects of Climate Change in their lives… Read more