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David Crow

David Crow earned his initial accreditation from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1984, and after several years of clinical herbology and acupuncture practice in the US journeyed to Nepal to study Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine with traditional doctors in Kathmandu. His book In Search of the Medicine Buddha documents the story of these internships and his awakening to the environmental destruction imperiling the medicinal plants on which these ancient medical systems depend.

Through writing, teaching, and activism, David promotes grassroots healthcare systems based on community herbal gardens, such as The Learning Garden in Los Angeles, which he co-founded and helped develop into one of America's largest and most successful school gardening experiments.

He also founded the aromatic essence firm Floracopeia as an international fair trade enterprise and educational knowledge base to help promote botanical medicines as solutions to the interrelated global problems of poverty, healthcare scarcity, environmental destruction, and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.

David is also an experienced teacher of Vipassana meditation , which he uses to awaken students to the essential biological unity of the body and the ecological surround. He will be helping USW develop Chautauqua-like performing arts & aromatic education tours, organic medicinal farming curricula, and herbal essence production skills.

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