7 Song – From Student to Teacher
7 Song is the teacher and director of the NE School of Botanical Medicine. In 1981 he hitch hiked to Santa Cruise to attend his first herb class at the Platonic Herbal Academy. He kept hitch hiking for a few more years then settled in at the California School of Herbal Studies in 1983. He studied hard for 10 years, living in a P.O.S. before he got serious and spent a few years with Michael Moore. He’s been teaching here in Ithaca since the early 90’s.
This is a great interview. We talk all about the young 7 Song and how he came into herbalism, opened his school in Ithaca NY and what he’s learned as an herbal teacher over the following 25 years.
For 7 Song his desire to know the names of things sparked his interest in botany. He is skilled in botany and herbal first aid. He also gives away most of his medicine for free. Listen to find out more 🙂
Here’s a photo of 7Song and me on a hike right after herb school in 2011:
As Mentioned in This Episode:
- North East School of Botanical Medicine
- California School of Herbal Studies
- South West School of Botanical Medicine
- Ithaca Free Clinic
- The Rainbow Gathering
- Burning Man
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