Author Events

February 26, 2021

An Online Event

Land and Water Summit

Presentation: Native Edible and Medicinal Shrubs for Landscape Resiliency + Panel Discussion: Plants & Pollinators for a Changing Climate

March 11, 2021

An Online Event

Oasis Learning Center

Presentation: Wild Medicinal Plants & Landscapes of the Southwest

March 11, 2021

An Online Event

Old Firehouse Books

Book Release Discussion with Dara and Colorado Herbalist Laura Cascardi

March 14, 2021

An Online Event

Bookworks

Book Release Discussion with Dara and Dr. Cheo Torres of the University of New Mexico

April 1, 2021

An Online Event

Santa Fe Public Library

Materia Medica Discussion of Selected Medicinal Plants

April 6, 2021

Interview

KSFR 101.1FM Santa Fe Public Radio

Earth’s Cycle of Community Fed By Positivity: Interview with Dara by Georgina Hahn

April 8, 2021

An Online Event

Arizona Native Plant Society, Tucson Chapter

Presentation: Ecological Herbalism: Understanding the Medicinal Properties of Plants Through Relationships

April 22, 2021

An Online Event

Peregrine Book Company + Natural History Institute

Materia Medica Discussion of Selected Plants

April 29, 2021

An Online Event

Audubon Society of New Mexico

Presentation: Native Edible and Medicinal Shrubs for Wildlife and People

April 30, 2021

An Online Event

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces

Presentation: Medicinal Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert

May 5, 2021

An Online Event

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, Watershed Stewards Series

Presentation: Medicinal Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Valley: Dryland Habitats

May 8, 2021

Interview

The Garden Journal Podcast

Interview with Dara by Christine Salem about The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

May 25, 2021

An Online Event

Corrales Public Library

Materia Medica Discussion of Selected Medicinal Plants

May 27, 2021

An Online Event

Santa Fe Master Gardeners

Presentation: Native Medicinal Plants for Local Gardens

June 10-13, 2021

An Online Event

International Herb Symposium

2 Sessions: Organizing & Implementing Native Medicinal Plant Restoration on Public Lands + Anemopsis californica: A Plant’s Ecological, Cultural, & Medicinal Importance (recordings accessible for 18 months)

June 26, 2021

An Online Event

Bernalillo County Bachechi Open Space

An Exploration Into Ecological Herbalism (9am)

July 15, 2021

An Online Event

University of New Mexico Curanderismo Program

Presenation and Discussion: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine (Offered as part of the Curanderismo Course beginning July 6)

July 16-18, 2021

An Online Event

Good Medicine Confluence

3 Sessions: Shrubs: The Medicine of our Times + Tales from the Land: Medicinal Plant Landscapes + a Medicinal Plant Walk

October 2, 2021

An In-Person Event

Embudo Valley Library

Presentation and Book Signing (12 noon)

October 9, 2021

An In-Person Event

Albuquerque Public Library

Presentation and Book Signing (11am, location TBA)

October 22, 2021

An Online Event

Southwest Word Fiesta

Panel Discussion with Dara (3:30pm)

October 24, 2021

An Online Event

Fort Collins Book Fest

Panel Discussion with Dara (2pm)

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine introduces botanical medicine through an in-depth exploration of the land, presenting a unique guide to plants found across the American Southwest. An accomplished herbalist and geographer, Dara Saville offers readers an ecological manual for developing relationships with the land and plants in a new theoretical approach to using herbal medicines.

Designed to increase our understanding of plants’ rapport with their environment, this trailblazing herbal speaks to our innate connection to place and provides a pathway to understanding the medicinal properties of plants through their ecological relationships. With thirty-nine plant profiles and detailed color photographs, Saville provides an extensive materia medica in which she offers practical tools and information alongside inspiration for working with plants in a way that restores our connection to the natural world.