There are many excellent online sources of knowledge on plants and healing that share the emerging wisdom developed around the world on how to effect a transition culture. This section lists more than 20 sites that are related to or complement the work of Plants and Healers International (PHI).
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and the Ithaca Free Clinic.
Information on mushrooms, wild foods, spirituality and more.
The Southeast’s oldest herbal studies school, Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, focuses on preventative medicine and sustainable lifestyle, combining ancient healing traditions with emerging science.
The Ashevillage Institute (AVI) is an eco-urban education center and living laboratory for sustainable solutions in action, located in Asheville, NC.
Botanist Marc Williams teaches Plant Talk, an online course based on “Botany in a Day” that meets virtually every two weeks for five months.
Classes in the tradition of Roots of Herbalism, outside of Asheville, NC.
Dandelion is a family owned herbal apothecary specializing in quality botanicals and offering classes in herbalism in Seattle, WA.
The Yacu Puma healing center and school is located in Iquitos, Peru, where students work with plants and traditional healers.
Naturalist, herbalist, storyteller. For many years Elliott earned his living as a traveling herbalist collecting and selling herbs and old-time remedies. He also searches out old-timers and elders from various cultures, and has assembled an extensive body of knowledge of the botanical aspects of plants, their history, legends, and lore.
This website is run by Frank’s friend and colleague Robin Harford who host gourmet foraging courses in Great Britain.
Ayurvedic recipes and consultations.
Living Medicine is an initiative by Frank Cook’s friend in England Alex Laird. The aim is to reskill us all in using food and herbs for our everyday healthcare, sharing knowledge across cultures. They offer herb/food education to inspire people to reclaim responsibility for their health. The medical herbalists associated show how to turn healing plants and foods into safe remedies for specific health problems.
Mathemagical School of Art, Design and Natural Phenomena — www.mathemagicalschool.com
The Mathemagical School, developed by PHI Board member Turtle Turtlington, focuses on the study, practice, and implementation of sacred geometry, to align humanity in a spiritual and physical harmony with the universe and all of creation.
This is the website for Chris Ricci who is on the Plants and Healers International board of advisors. Here he offers wild mushrooms, mushroom classes, homemade mycomedicinals and mushroom landscaping to the Durango, CO area and online.
The Mendocino-Tahoe Conservancy’s purpose is to engage people in the conservation, stewardship, and enjoyment of California’s rich ecological, historical, cultural, and economic resources.
This new network is dedicated to creating a “gift to the future” by supporting old-growth (or future old-growth) forests across the United States, forests with a positive effect on humans and the wildlife in our nation.
A spa run by Frank’s brother, Ken Cook, in the Washington, DC area offering experiential massage, Reiki, acupuncture, yoga, and other treatment by experienced practitioners.
An international center for ecological studies. This is where Frank got his Master’s degree in Holistic Science
This site provides “an evolving exploration of the descent into the head, hands and heart of energy descent.”
A small, permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food, and medicine plants well-adapted to the Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions.
Sandor Katz’s classes, workshops and books on wild fermentation.
Alan Dehmer’s gum bichromate prints of the natural world use natural pigments such as indigo, ochre and sandalwood applied in multiple layers to create unique, painterly photographs.
This database allows one to search by scientific name as well as common names from many different languages.