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Mimi Hernandez

Mimi draws upon her rich ethnic background & the Granny healers in her life. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life's work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. Mimi is going into her 7th year as the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild. Prior to this she was the coordinator of the former Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies and taught Ethnobotany at Frostburg State University. Mimi has mentored many students of herbalism over the years. She is a frequent guest at herb schools and conferences. Her current mini-courses including the Community Herbalism Starter Pack can be found at Herbal Night School. She is a mother of two based in Asheville, NC where she supports local music scene as a member of Asheville Drum and Bass Collective. She also dabbles in hip hop under Phlo*Em.

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Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chocolate de Mesa Recipe

One crisp autumn day this year I decided to lounge in the hammock in my woodsy backyard. I got to unwind under the trees and take in the gentle senses of a sunny but cool late fall day. It was that time of year when I could see the steam of my breath on the breeze. As the sun set, a chill caressed my skin. Solstice is soon upon us. My inner time goddess takes note of the seasonal passage and makes her declaration: It is time for hot chocolate.

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