Ryan Drum

Island Herbs

P O Box 25, Waldron, WA 98297-0025

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Ryan Drum, PhD has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England.

For 10 years he taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst, UCLA, WWU).

He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 35 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools.

Dr. Drum is the author of over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, the author of Electron Microscopy of Diatom Cells 1966, Springer Verlag, a 100-Plate Atlas, in print for 20 years, and a contributing author of two chapters in Planting the Future (Gladstar and Hirsch 2001) and a chapter in Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology, M. Friedman 2005.

The proud father of three wonderful children and two fantastic grandchildren, he lives in a rustic little hilltop cabin he built 30 years ago on a remote island, off the grid, without indoor plumbing or refrigeration.

Ryan believes in true patient autonomy: the freedom and right to choose one's caregivers independent of their official certification.

Dr. Drum is not available for consultations.

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2014 Workshops with Ryan Drum

May 17th. Saturday,  10:00AM-2:00PM
Seaweed Safari
Partridge Point, WA
Contact: Mary Kashi, Dandelion Botanicals; 206-545-8892

May 18th. Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM
Seaweed Safari
Partridge Point, WA
Contact; Mary Kashi, Dandelion Botanicals; 206-545—8892

June 11th. Wednesday, . 6:00-8:00PM
Radiation Protection Using Seaweeds and Herbs.
Portland Herbal Center, Portland, OR.
Contact: Hannah Jordan; 503-453-5708

June 15th. Sunday. 11:00AM-3:00PM.
Seaweed Ramble
Orcas Island.
Contact: Learner Limbach; 360-317-8780

June 16th. Monday. Noon-5:30PM.
Land and Sea Ramble ~ Seaweeds and Upland Herbs.
Lopez Island.
Contact: Patsy Haber; Lopez Island Family Rec. Center; 360-468-4117

July 18, 19, 20th; Friday-Sunday.
Montana Herb Gathering.
Boulder Hot Springs, MT
Website: montanaherbgathering.org

Other local PNW Edible and Medicinal Herb Walks, TBA


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