Photo by Kelly Hoffman

Photo by Kelly Hoffman



Richard is director and co-founder of the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, which offers a full three year herbal training program in New York City.

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Richard is available to teach and/or lecture on a wide variety of topics related to plants and herbal medicine, including the following:

  • Clinical uses of herbal medicines on a wide range of topics

  • Diet and Nutrition

  • Field Botany and medicinal plant walks

  • Organic herb gardening

  • Herbal medicine making

Current Teaching Venues

Lectures and Presentations

Richard is available to lecture on a range of topics for a wide variety of audiences, from fellow herbalists to the general public, to physicians and other health care professionals. Some current and past venues include the International Herb Symposium, the Symposium of the American Herbalists Guild, Green Festival, and the Columbia University Stroud Center.