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Photo by Billy Janes

Of Celtic, Calabrian and Slavic descent, Bonnie Rose Weaver strives to bring the beauty of the mountains and the wonder of the ocean’s tides to the wellbeing of her fellow urbanites. Born and raised in the city by the bay (occupied Ramaytush Ohlone land), her practice of herbalism focuses on access to and education about plant medicine. 


At the age of 21, Bonnie was sick and tired of taking inhalers to “treat” her/their sports-induced asthma. She took herself to the herb shop and blended a tea. She was able to breathe deeper and her lungs became stronger. She never took inhalers again; the power of plants was proven to her. She has since committed her life to sharing plant wisdom with others.


Her/their work as a clinical herbalist and educator is interdisciplinary and is influenced by western ("European") and North American energetic herbalism.


Her/their work is informed by

  • growing food

  • city living

  • flowers blooming

  • observing the seasons

  • praying at sunrise 

  • being sick

  • drinking tea

  • being angry

  • picking nettles

  • going to protests

  • watching the moon

  • plant-spirit meditation

  • daily tarot

  • ancestral remembrance

  • teaching in public schools

  • living on planet earth

  • witnessing the interconnectedness of all things


Bonnie Rose is an artist of illustration, watercolor and clay. She is a sibling, daughter, nibling, bike rider, cancer sun/virgo rising, English and Spanish speaking human.

This part of the site is underconstruction. Pardon our dust.



Formal Training

The craft so long to learn.


Little City Gardens

Bonnie Rose formally apprenticed in urban agriculture under Caitlyn Galloway and Brooke Budner at Little City Gardens. BR continued to volunteer and collaborate with Little City until its closure in 2016.


Blue Otter School

With a view of Mt. Shasta, Bonnie Rose was trained in clinical energetic herbalism, a Native American practice, from Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. In 2019, BR completed the advanced practitioner program, and continues to study with Sarah at a distance.


Herb Pharm

Bonnie Rose's first immersion into herbal agriculture was in Williams Oregon at the 80 acre Herb Pharm. That summer, BR learned to love Wood Betony, listening to plants and the embodied joy of being surrounded by thousands of flowers.


Teaching Credential

Bonnie Rose earned two teaching credentials in Career Technical Education (CTE) from Berkeley Extension in Health Sciences and Agriculture, respectively. They also earned a BA from The Evergreen State College in 2010 where they studied Political Economy, Spanish and Art.



The plants are patiently waiting for you.

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Praying for the next world - showing up for this one. 

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