Lily Kunning, Community Herbalist
Lily is central Ohio's community herbalist- meaning she cares for individuals and the community at large with her projects and work. She offers wellness coaching, classes on herbalism and holistic wellness topics, grows food and medicine for the community, and is key formulator for Haven Herbs.
Lily resides on a farm near London, Ohio: Make/Do Farm. She moved there May 2020 after living in the metro Columbus area for 8 years. You may know her from her former brick and mortar shop (Boline Apothecary), or as an instructor at Cancer Support Community, or perhaps as a worker owner of Haven Herbs. She also started an Herbalists Without Borders chapter, a non-profit called Sassafras, and has taught many people on the subjects of herbalism, DIY, and holistic wellness.
Lily has other passions, too:
She has been a parrot behaviorist and caregiver and owned an e-commerce site featuring human grade food, foraging enrichments, and other holistic supplies for parrots. She loves corvids, and did corvid rehabilitation for several years before moving to Ohio.
She loves a thriving arts and music scene, and in California she was an independent event promoter for music and spoken word. She booked nightclubs, organized festivals, and helped run a poetry slam.
She also has a thirst for justice and has worked at myriad non-profits and organizations. People Against Hazardous Landfill Sites, Greenpeace, United Farm Workers, INFACT, Queer Nation, ACT UP, the Pynk Panthers, SF Street Patrol, Lesbian Avengers, Industrial Workers of the World, California Peace Action are a few of the places she has worked for a better world.