Doña Olga with Baiburilla


This site will feature information about the herbalists of the Sonoran region, their lineage, the plants, educational opportunities in traditional Sonoran herbalism, and the herbalist services of John Slattery. Further development of the site will include a photo gallery of Sonoran desert plants and informative articles about the plants and natural healing.

Look to this site for information about upcoming herbal adventures in Sonora, Mexico with elder traditional herbalists, projects to support their work, and information about the herbs they use from the natural environment.

The Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program is a field-based training in the holistic art of working with wild plants for food and healing.  This Program takes place annually (from March to September) in southern Arizona based out of Tucson, AZ.  Nature is our classroom, and the plants are our teachers.