ANDY'S NOTE: I have the great pleasure of knowing Marc. This world-renowned ethnobotanist/ethnobiologist and I have a connection through a former friend... another very dear plant lover, Frank Cook. Marc was very close to Frank, and continues his work to this day so lovingly through his teachings and website. We include Marc on this Florida-focused website as he graces us with visits often. He has taught at the nearby Hostel in the Forest, often co-leading workshops with another dear mutual friend, Mycol Stevens. Marc is also a regular instructor at the annual Florida Herb Conference. Look for him and his incredibly educational workshops... he is the real deal, and knows the biota of this beautiful world as a lover would... passionately. Thanks Marc. ABOUT MARC: Marc Williams is an ethnobiologist. He has studied the people, plant, mushroom, microbe interconnection intensively while learning to employ the different kingdoms of biology for food, medicine, and beauty.
MARC'S EDUCATION AND TRAINING: His training includes a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Business from Warren Wilson College and a Master’s degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. He has spent over 15 years working at a multitude of restaurants and various farms. His travels include adventures through 28 countries in North/Central/South America and Europe and all 50 of the United States. Marc has visited over 150 botanical gardens and research institutions during this process while taking tens of thousands of pictures of representative plants. PLANTS AND HEALERS INT'L, BOTANY EVERYDAY, AND MORE: He is also Executive Director of Plants and Healers International www.plantsandhealers.org and on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies. He has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of students about the marvelous world of plants, people and their interface while working with over 60 organizations in the last few years and online at the website www.botanyeveryday.com. Marc's greatest hope is that his efforts may help improve our current challenging global ecological situation. THE GREEN MAN MOVIE: Is a tribute to Frank Cook, our dear friend who is greatly missed. Marc appears, very touchingly, in this video. Go to his website to log in and view it.