About the Practical Herbalist

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Our philosophy is simple:

Keep it Real. Keep it Practical. Stay Connected. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to create connections in the most Practical way we know how, through sharing our stories, experiences, and through conversation that’s Real and authentic. We feel deeply connected to the Plants and to the many other Herb Lovers who share our desire to be the Healthiest we can be and to create the Healthiest Planet we can. The Practical Herbalist and Real Herbalism Radio is our offering to them and to you in service to making those connections tangible and strong for all of us.

Our Story

We believe the healthiest way to live is often the closest to nature, the simplest, the most practical. Herbalism and many of the homesteading techniques we use and teach have been around for an awful long time for a good reason. They’re practical. They’re simple, and most importantly, they’re healthy. After having been asked many times over about what we do, we decided it was high time we took our passion to the web. Thus was born The Practical Herbalist.com. After a few years of writing and engaging with our audience, we realized the conversation was so much bigger than could be contained in some words on a page or screen. After some thought on the matter, Patrick proposed we try podcasting. We were first intimidated by the idea, but then we decided to jump right in. Thus was born Real Herbalism Radio.

Meet Our Founders

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at CandaceHunter.com or GetHealthyNowwithCandace.com or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

Patrick Hunter has more than 20 years of experience in graphic design ranging from print production to building sophisticated online websites including shopping carts and online catalogs. His college background in art combined with his love of technology have kept him hooked into and constantly evolving within his industry. When he’s not wearing his design hat, you’ll find him lifting weights at Eastside Barbell,  playing games with his friends and son, or indulging in the culinary arts. He’s picked up a lot of herbal and homesteading skills along the way and most enjoys the fermentation and fire-based arts. You can find him at Mud Paw Design House on Facebook at Facebook/MudPawDesign.

Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Master Gardener, professional writer and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. Sue is also the clinic manager and herb team leader at Occupy Medical clinic. She is the co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folio series and author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter or contact her for help formulating your  health plan at her business Sierralupe Herbal Consulting at [email protected].



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