A very sad time. So many passing or near their time or suffering from life threatening conditions or traumas at the moment amongst the people I know.
This was posted both on Henriette's site and on the Herbwifery Index
Michael Roland Shaw Moore
January 9, 1941 - February 20, 2009
Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, teacher, musician, herbalist.
So very beloved.
I hope to see you all at the celebration of his life this Spring.
April 17 - 19, 2009 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Mailing address for Donna Chesner (Michael's wife):
620 West Limberloft #24
Tucson, AZ 85705
From what I gather, Michael had been ill for some time. He had major kidney surgery either last year or the year before and then major spinal surgery at the end of last year from which he did not recover.
His herbal legacy and influence is really amazing. Hopefully many more will use his knowledge to learn all they can about the herbs we love.
One thing Henriette has instigated on her herblist this week in Michael's memory is "Appreciate a herbalist" week. An opportunity to tell someone how much you admire them and how they have influenced you. Too often we wait until the opportunity is no longer available to tell someone how much we appreciate having been touched by them.
For me it would be all the herbalists who give of their time and expertise so freely - Christopher Hedley in particular in the UK, Henriette Kress in Finland and the wealth of American Herbalists who take time and effort to bring herbs and their wisdom to the attention of anyone who cares to notice - particularly Kiva Rose, Jim MacDonald and Rebecca Hartman.