12 Dec Deb Lukas
Deb Lukas works as a Clinical Herbalist and Herbal Pharmacist. She founded the family business Siskiyou Mountain Herbs, and propagates over 100 medicinal plants on the Frog Farm in Takilma, Oregon. Deb teaches classes and apprenticeships emphasizing relationship to place, ethical harvesting and propagation of medicinal plants. She raises chickens, goats, vegetables & fruits, herbs and hope (and soon, a grandchild)! In 2006, she founded the non-profit Spiral Living Center to promote skill-sharing and sustainable living in the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon (where this gathering takes place).
Her herbal training emphasized holistic western medicine. Beginning with Jane Bothwell in Arcata, Ca. (1986-7), she went on wildcrafting intensives with Adam Seller (Pacific School of Herbal Medicine), and studied with Michael Moore (Southwest School of Botanical Medicine) and Christopher Hobbs. In 2008, she was certified as a Wilderness First Responder and completed three years of clinical herbal medicine studies at Dominion Herbal College, Vancouver, BC
Her personal healing journey has been a rocky trail, aided by the rural lifestyle that led her to form relationships with nature, especially plants. From Oakland, California, she has nurtured a relationship with Southern Oregon oaks for thirty years. “Let me introduce you to the oaks that feed the soil, animals, and ourselves, as well as provide medicine and warmth.”