ANDY'S NOTE: Eric is a one-of-a-kind forager, wise and ever uplifting, he is truly one of my closest friends in my circle of friends. I would highly recommend to anyone interested that they attend as many of his plant walks, farm tours, workshops, etc. that you can! And he, like myself, often open up to barter or any form of sharing to allow for ALL to get the chance to attend most of our workshops with pre-arrangement. He reminds me of a young Frank Cook (one of my dearest and wisest plant friends, now passed). This young fellow is no slouch when it comes to knowing his phyto-chemistry as well. Eric has studied with the likes of the world famous neotropical ethnobotanist and author Dr. Jim Duke and Marc Williams (executive director of Plants and Healers International). Eric often spends time at our south Florida homestead, Bamboo Grove, during part of his winter migration. Look for his events in the 'EVENTS" section of this website as we create them. Thanks Eric!
FERMENTATION NATION (Kimchi, kombucha, and mead). INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL HEALING INTRO TO PERMACULTURE THE YOGA OF PLANTS COOKING GONE WILD: How to make mushroom jerky, wild pesto, and acorn-based teats.
ERIC WRITES: "Expert vibes technician... a vibes technician is someone who has the ability to improve the quality of the vibes in any situation. Eric has always been a natural in this field, and through years of practice he has mastered this ancient and often unnoticed art. The key that led him to such mastery of good vibes is what Frank Cook dubbed “the green path”, a way of navigating the human experience that focuses on honoring the plant beings for their generosity and consciously deepening our relationship with plants. Every artist requires a medium, and for Eric, as a vibes technician, the plants and yoga are his mediums of choice. His underlying motivation is to manifest more love, bliss, and abundance for all beings, and in this effort, the plants and yoga have been his greatest allies. At every opportunity he shares his passion for plants through workshops, wildcrafting, medicine making, gardening, and food preparation. Much like the yellow-bellied sap sucker, Eric spends the spring, summer and fall in the mid Atlantic, then migrates south for the winter months. Wherever he goes, his work remains the same, teach as often as possible, propagate as many plants as possible, forage when the time is right, and send love to every being he encounters."
TO WATCH A VIDEO OF ONE OF ERIC'S WALKS: CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to see a photo of some plant-loving friends here at Bamboo Grove (my two acre homestead in Arcadia, Florida). From left to right: Andy Firk (me), Marc Williams (executive director of Plants and Healers International), Eric Lewis, and others!