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Lily Kunning, Community Herbalist

Lily is a community herbalist- meaning she cares for individuals and the community at large with her projects and work. Her training was in clinical herbalism, and she educates and mentors others in clinical, apothecary, cultivation, education, and other herbal topics. She offers wellness coaching, classes on herbalism and holistic wellness topics, grows food and medicine for the community, and is the key formulator and educator for Haven Herbs.

Lily resides on a rental property the country. She is currently looking for a 10+ acre farm in West Virginia to purchase and make her dream of growing herbs and medicine a reality. You may know her from her former brick and mortar shop (Boline Apothecary in Columbus, OH), 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 and has taught many people on the subjects of herbalism, DIY, and holistic wellness.

Lily has other passions, too:
CULTURE! She loves a thriving arts, performance, and music scene, and in California she was also an independent event promoter for music and spoken word. She booked nightclubs, organized festivals, and helped run a poetry slam and other events. She is looking to create events in West Virginia and Ohio, too.

BIRDS! 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 while living in California.

JUSTICE! 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 and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership are a few of the places she has worked for a better world.

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