Today's guest is Ann Armbrecht. Ann is the director of the Sustainable Herbs Program under the auspices of the American Botanical Council. She is also a writer and anthropologist whose work explores the relationship between humans and the earth through her work with plants and plant medicine. Ann is the co-producer of the video documentary Numen: The Nature of Plants, and the author of the award-winning ethnographic book memoir, Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home, based on her research in Nepal. In addition, she was a 2017 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar documenting the supply chain of medicinal plants in India. Ann's most recent book, The Business of Botanicals, explores the complexities and stories of the global herbal supply chain.
I've been a huge fan of Ann's herbal contribution over the years, especially regarding her research and travels to investigate what it means to source herbs sustainably. I'm delighted to share our conversation with you in today's episode.
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