Marc Williams is an ethnobiologist. He has studied the people, plant, mushroom, microbe interconnection intensively while learning to employ the different kingdoms of biology for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Business from Warren Wilson College and a Master’s degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. He has spent over 15 years working at a multitude of restaurants and various farms. His travels include adventures through 28 countries in North/Central/South America and Europe and all 50 of the United States. Marc has visited over 150 botanical gardens and research institutions during this process while taking tens of thousands of pictures of representative plants. He is also Executive Director of Plants and Healers International www.plantsandhealers.org and on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies. He has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of students about the marvelous world of plants, people and their interface while working with over 60 organizations in the last few years and online at the website www.botanyeveryday.com. Marc's greatest hope is that his efforts may help improve our current challenging global ecological situation.
You can view Marc's resume by clicking on the underlined link here.
Frank Cook taught an online class using the book Botany in a Day for 9 years. Frank left his physical body on August 19th 2009. This website was fueled by an inspiration to continue his work educating the public about botany. Frank taught thousands of people to appreciate plants and each other in the time that he graced us with his presence on the planet. It is still hard to characterize in words what this great man means to the world and the discipline of Ethnobotany.
More information on Frank can be found at:
Botany Everyday also has a Facebook component
Robin Allison (Asheville, NC) - Botanical naming and medicinal information
Susan Marynowski (Florida)- Botanical commentary and medicinal information Pandion systems
Juliet Blankespoor (Asheville, NC) - Blog poster of exceptionally gifted aesthetic and medicinal plant knowledge ability. She is also director of an school of botanical medicine in Asheville. www.chestnutherbs.com
7 Song (Ithaca, NY) - Teacher of Frank Cook, Juliet Blankespoor, Corey Pine Shane, Marc Williams and many others. He posts amazingly informative and beautiful articles on plants through facebook and other web outlets while also running the Northeast school of Botanical Medicine www.7song.com
The hope is that over time friends of Frank Cook will step up from far and wide including Florida, Peru, Costa Rica, California, Dominica, England, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Oregon, Maryland, North Carolina etc...Any other people that are so inclined would be most welcome as well.