Ryan Drum

Island Herbs

P O Box 25, Waldron, WA 98297-0025

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Ryan Drum, PhD has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England.

For 10 years he taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst, UCLA, WWU).

He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 35 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools.

Dr. Drum is the author of over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, the author of Electron Microscopy of Diatom Cells 1966, Springer Verlag, a 100-Plate Atlas, in print for 20 years, and a contributing author of two chapters in Planting the Future (Gladstar and Hirsch 2001) and a chapter in Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology, M. Friedman 2005.

The proud father of three wonderful children and two fantastic grandchildren, he lives in a rustic little hilltop cabin he built 30 years ago on a remote island, off the grid, without indoor plumbing or refrigeration.

Ryan believes in true patient autonomy: the freedom and right to choose one's caregivers independent of their official certification.

Dr. Drum is not available for consultations.


2015 Workshops with Ryan Drum

May 20th, Wednesday, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Seaweed Encounters
Bellingham, WA
On the beach; afterwards, sit-down class for Q&A as needed
Contact : Living Earth Herbs
360-734-3207.

June 4th, Thursday, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Seaweed Excursion
Partridge Point, Whidbey IslandWA
Intertidal ramble followed by Q&A in picnic shelter. Bring lunch, Seaweed samples to taste
Contact: Dandelion Botanicals
206-545-8892

June 5th, Friday, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Seaweed Excursion
Partridge Point, Whidbey IslandWA
Intertidal ramble followed by Q&A in picnic shelter. Bring lunch, Seaweed samples to taste
Contact: Dandelion Botanicals
206-545-8892

June 5, 6, 7th, Friday-Sunday
AHG Regional Green Medicine Gathering
Camano Island, WA
Classes: Beach Walk, Men's Health, Inclass Case History, DVD w/Q&A to follow
Contact: Greengatheringwa.com

June 12, 13, 14th, Friday-Sunday
Vancouver Island Herb Gathering
Innisfree Farm, Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
More info TBA
Contact: herbgathering@gmail.com

June 17th. Wednesday. 9:30AM-1:00PM.
Seaweed Safari
Lopez Island.
Contact: Lopez Island Family Rec. Center; 360-468-4117

July 26, 27, 28th. Friday-Sunday.
Montana Herb Gathering
Near Boulder Springs, MT
Classes: Herbalist's Case Histories, Radiation Protection (3hr workshop)
Contact: montanaherbgathering.org

July 3rd, Friday. 11:00AM-2:00PM
Seaweed Ramble
Orcas Island, WA.
Contact: Learner Limbach, Orcas Island Food Coop; 360-317-8780

August 28, 29, 30th, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Northwest Herb Symposium
Ft. Casey, Whidbey Island, WA
Classes: Beach Walks, Men's Health Issues
Contact: nwherbsymposium.com

September 10, 11, 12, 3th, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Breitenbush Herbal Gathering
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
Classes: Wildcrafter's Herb Walk, Autochthonous Herbalism, Spontaneous Case History
Contact: breitenbushherbalconference.com

October 11, Sunday
Mountain Rose Herbs Free Herbalism Event
Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR
Classes: 2HR Lecture/Demo, Seaweeds for Food and Medicine: Basic Nutrition, Radiation Protection, Thyroid Health
Contact: events@mountainroseherbs.com

November 13, 14, 15th, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Plant Peoples' Medicine Gathering
Portland, OR
Classes: TBA
Contact: pdxplantmedicine.com


Updated Articles

Articles of Interest

An Essay by Duskin Drum


Links

Voices for Traditional Medicines Traditional Medicines Congress - http://traditionalmedicines.info


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