Ruth Copland talks to British Medical Herbalist and health expert, Paula Grainger.
Paula is now based in Santa Cruz having moved here with her husband, best-selling novelist Michael Marshall, and their son. Paula is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), one of the most venerable associations for professional herbalists in the world. Paula’s passion for herbs includes a love of nature and the outdoors. She ran regular herb walks in London, helping people discover the astonishing variety of wild medicinal plants growing in our streets and parks, and now runs herb walks here in Santa Cruz. We talk about how you can learn to recognise and use the plants available in this area to improve your health and well-being. Find out more about Paula's herb walks and consultations at
In the second hour Ruth Copland talks to Ann-Marie Sayers, caretaker at Indian Canyon (with her daughter Kanyon).
Coyote Hug Ann-Marie & Kanyon.
We find out more about Indian Canyon, the only land continuously held by the Ohlone people, the first inhabitants of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, and the only federally recognized "Indian Country" along coastal Northern California from Santa Barbara to Sonoma. Indian Canyon provides a place for Indigenous people who need land for ceremony. In addition to offering 30-40 areas for individual prayer and ceremony, Indian Canyon provides research and exchange opportunities for students and interns from throughout Northern California.
We also find out about an upcoming special event at Indian Canyon that the public can attend -
July 13th, 2013 - Saturday - 1PM to 5PM - 17th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling.
Featuring: Traditional Storytellers, Indigenous Dancers - Singers - Poets.
Entry by donation: suggested donation (adult $20, student $10, children under 12 FREE) For more information — firstname.lastname@example.org or call — (831) 637-4238
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Finally, Ruth Copland sneaks in a preview interview with Deborah Allen, producer and screenplay writer of the film Jane.
Ruth will be interviewing Deborah in depth on the August 24th show but here we learn what the film is about and also a local fundraising benefit. www.JANEbenefit.com
Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every two minutes. Today, nearly 40% of the women raped are between the ages of 14-17. Most tell no one. Embedded into JANE, are the steps needed for girls and their families to prevent certain kinds of trauma, and if they can’t, how to begin healing from them. JANE reminds all of us that no one can deprive us of our essential wholeness. It all starts with a story…Attend the Benefit to help this story get out there.
WHEN: July 20, 2013, from 4-7 pm
WHAT: “Cruzin’ To Hollywood With JANE,” a benefit for JANE The Movie and the Women’s Council of Realtors, Santa Cruz Chapter
WHERE: Canepa Car Collection and Motorsport Museum
WHY? A whole community is gathering to make a feature film that matters.