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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 key formulator and educator for Haven Herbs.

Lily resides in a rental property the country. She is currently looking for a 10+ acre farm to purchase and make her dream of Make/Do Farm a reality. 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 while living in California.

She loves a thriving arts 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.

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 Entreprenurial Leadership are a few of the places she has worked for a better world.