News & Reviews

Upcoming Book Release

March 1, 2021

Albuquerque Herbalism Founder Dara Saville’s new book, The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest, published by University of New Mexico Press, will be available March 1. Pre-order begins this fall. Stay tuned for more.

Publication: Yerba Mansa Monograph

Read Albuquerque Herbalism Instructor Dara Saville’s Yerba Mansa monograph, published in the spring 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. Get your digital download here.

New Podcast Interview

Ground Shots: May 2020

Albuquerque Herbalism Founder and Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville discusses yerba mansa, invasive species, restoring plant communities and land connection along the Rio Grande on the Ground Shots Podcast with Kelly Moody: Take a listen here.

New Podcast Interview

Growing Forward: December 2019

Albuquerque Herbalism Founder Dara Saville shares her philosophy, work, and what motivates her on the Growing Forward Podcast with Bethany Aviv Latham: Take a listen here. Photo by Jessi T. Walsh.

Good Medicine Confluence: May 2020: Cancelled

Join us in Durango, CO for the annual Plant Healer conference. Dara will be there teaching: Medicinal Shrubs: The Medicine of Our Times, Tales from the Land: Medicinal Plant Landscapes, and leading a Medicinal Plant Walk. Get the details here.

Interview with

How are plants part of a systems or landscape approach and how do they work as medicines inside of us? What is herbal health and vitality? How does place inform health? sat down with Herbalist Dara Saville to talk about love of nature, natural healing and herbalism.  Listen here!

Publication: The Yerba Mansa Project

The Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation published by United Plant Savers featured an article about The Yerba Mansa Project in the Spring 2017 isssue. Written by Yerba Mansa Project Founder and Director, Dara Saville, the article entitled “The Yerba Mansa Project: Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration in the Rio Grande Bosque” outlines the project’s methodology including how to work on public lands, organize your community, and undertake restoration work. Download and read the article here.

Edible Magazine

June/July 2016: A Tale of Two Plants:

“Yerba Mansa and Osha owe much of their magic to their environments. However, the current fragility of these environments requires humans to intervene–both by cultivation and by managing native habitat–to ensure the plants’ survival.” Read here starting on page 72.

Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Journal’s Life in New Mexico Sunday Magazine, August 16-22, 2015:

Medicinal Herbs Thrive in the Wild and in Backyards

Abq The Magazine

Albuquerque The Magazine, Going Green, February 2014:

“Herbalist Dara Saville digs up dirt on some of Albuquerque’s most useful and plentiful herbs.”

Edible Magazine Blog

Edible Magazine Blog, Weed Feast, June 4, 2013: Photo and blog post by Gail Guengerich.

Other Places

KOB/NBC 4, Good Day New Mexico, March 7, 2013

Daily Lobo, Do It Yourself Living…, Dec. 6, 2012

Alibi, Spice Up Your Sick Life, October 25-31, 2012

Albuquerque The Magazine, Bringing Back Bees, August 2012

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