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.
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