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.


2016 Workshops with Ryan Drum

March 19th, Saturday, 1:45pm-3:15pm
Balance for Life Gathering
Workshop: Seaweeds for food and medicine, internally and externally
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Contact: FHBrickworks.com 360-378-0095

April 15-17th, Friday through Sunday
Medicinal Herb Growing and Marketing Conference
Workshops: 1. Growing red clover blossoms, an unnatural history. 2. Wildcrafting PNW medicinal herbal plants: coral root, Indian pipe, devilís club, butterbur
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
Fee: $170-210.
Contact: friendsofthetrees.net

April 24th, Sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Edible and Medicinal Land Plants
Orcas Island, WA
Fee:
Contact: Orcas Food Co-op 360-376-2009

May 8th, Sunday, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Seaweed Safari
Whidbey Island, WA
Fee: $35
Contact: Dandelion Botanical. 206-713-9720

May 9th, Monday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Seaweed Safari
Whidbey Island, WA
Fee: $35
Contact: Dandelion Botanical. 206-713-9720

May 15th, Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants
Lopez Island.
Fee: $35
Contact: Lopez Island Family Resource Center, 360-468-4117

June 3-5th, Friday through Sunday
Medicine and Food from the Sea
Pender Island, BC, Canada
Contact: Grass Roots Herbalism, Don Ollsin 250-592-7544

June 7th, Tuesday, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Seaweed Encounter
Fee:
Contact: Michelle at Living Earth Herbs, 360-734-3207

June 8th, Wednesday, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Edible and Medicinal Land Plants
Whatcom Co. Trails
Fee:
Contact: Michelle at Living Earth Herbs, 360-734-3207

June 10-12, Friday through Sunday
Green Medicine Herb Conference
Workshops: Beach walk, class intake intensive, spontaneous intakes
Camano Island State Park Camping.
Fee. See Website
Contact: Green Gathering 2016

July 4th, Monday, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Seaweed Adventure
Orcas Island
Fee:
Contact: Contact: Orcas Food Co-op 360-376-2009, Limited space.

July 5th, Tuesday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Seaweed Safari
Lopez Island
Fee: $35
Contact: Lopez Island Family Resource Center, Patsy Haber, 360-468-4117

July 6th, Wednesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Children's Beach Encounter and Seaweed Safari
Lopez Island
Fee:
Contact: Lopez Island Family Resource Center 360-468-4117

July 17th, Sunday, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Edible and Medicinal Plants
Deception Pass State Park
Fee:
Contact: Dandelion Botanical. 206-713-9720

August 25-28th, Thursday through Sunday
Northwest Herb Symposium
Workshops: Beach Walks, Men's Health Issues
Ft. Casey, Whidbey Island, WA
Contact: nwherbsymposium.com Tree Farm Tapes 800-468-0464

September 8-11th, Thursday through Sunday
Breitenbush Herbal Gathering
Workshops: Wildcrafter's Herb Walk, Autochthonous Herbalism, Spontaneous Case History
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
Fee: see website
Contact: breitenbushherbalconference.com


Articles of Interest

An Essay by Duskin Drum


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