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Dara Saville

Author, herbalist

Dara Saville is an author, herbalist, geographer, mother, and native plant advocate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of the University of New Mexico Press book, The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest. Dara is also a longtime columnist for Plant Healer Quarterly, has published articles in professional herbalism journals, is a contributing author to numerous herbal compendium books, and is a blogger at She is also the founder of Albuquerque Herbalism, a bioregional herbal studies program, and the Executive Director of the Yerba Mansa Project, a non-profit organization focused on native plant restoration along the Middle Rio Grande.

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