TELLUR FENNER is a clinical herbalist/educator and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S while studying, collecting, and using plant medicines from all the major bioregions. Tellur attended the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, the California School of Herbal Studies, and received his Bachelor's Degree from Prescott College where he majored in Western Herbalism. As an herbalist of the “generalist” persuasion, he believes in the importance of an interdisciplinary practice which integrates the study of botany, ethnobotany, botanical pharmacy, human physiology, phytochemistry, and other medical sciences. He has taught classes and led trips for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Berkeley, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Hayes Valley Farm, Merritt College, Regenerative Design Institute, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, San Francisco Green Festival, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Desert Survivors, California School of Herbal Studies, as well as a number of other organizations. Tellur is an avid camper/hiker, a skilled and experienced outdoor trip leader, and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. He is the owner/director of the Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic and Education Center located in Oakland,
Glenn Keator, PhD grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked as a free-lance botanist, teacher, field trip leader, and writer for most of his life. He specializes in California native plants: their identification, ecology, uses, and culture in local gardens. Glenn teaches at several local institutions including Merritt College, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, College of Marin, and others. He has written several popular books: The Life of an Oak: An intimate Portrait, Designing California Native Gardens, California Plant Families: West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts, to name just a few. Dr. Keator also made significant contributions to the writing of California’s primary flora: “The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California”.