Author Events

February 2, 2022

Online or In-Person Event TBD

Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter

Presentation: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

February 12, 2022

An In-Person Event

Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque

Presentation: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

April 9, 2022

An In-Person Event

Cherry Hills Public Library, Albuquerque

Presentation: Old World Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

July 29-31, 2022

An In-Person Event

Good Medicine Confluence, Durango

Presentations: TBA

August 5-7, 2022

An In-Person Event

Native Plant Society of New Mexico Conference

Presentation: Botanically-Based Environmental Education for Land Health and Human Health

Field Trip: TBA

Some of My Past Events are Available to Watch, Listen, or Read

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, Fort Collins

Book Release Discussion with Dara and Colorado Herbalist Laura Cascardi

March 14, 2021

An Online Event

Bookworks of Albuquerque

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 16, 2021

Interview

Treasure House Books, Albuquerque

Discussion of Herbalism and The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

April 22, 2021

An Online Event

Peregrine Book Company + Natural History Institute, Prescott

Materia Medica Discussion of Selected Plants

April 24, 2021

Interview & Book Review

Albuquerque Journal

“The Ecology of Herbal Medicine” Looks at Developing a Relationship with the Natural World by David Steinberg

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

September 10, 2021

An In-Person or Online Event

University of New Mexico Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Presentation on Environmental Education for Land Health and Human Health (3pm), attend in-person at the UNM Geography & Environmental Studies Department or live online

October 2, 2021

An In-Person Event

Embudo Valley Library, Dixon

Presentation and Book Signing (12 noon)

October 9, 2021

An In-Person Event

Cherry Hills Public Library, Albuquerque

Presentation and Book Signing (11am)

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.