Dr. JJ Pursell is a board certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist. She has worked with medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. Having spent many hours on her father’s flower farm, her love of plants began at an early age. JJ began working at herb farms and herb shops, which inspired her to enroll in graduate studies in health and medicine. JJ opened The Herb Shoppe, now known as Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel, while finishing her degree in Portland, Oregon. Fettle was voted “the best apothecary in Portland” and was written up in Portland Monthly magazine and The L Magazine in New York City. Dr. JJ and her shop have been featured in several blogs and Tumblr sites, including Gardenista, White & Warren Inspired, Kale and Coriander, Portland Healing Project, PoppySwap, and Girl Gift Gather. Dr. JJ appeared on Green Living, a BCAT television show in Brooklyn; the Bread and Roses radio show on Portland’s KBOO; and Wise Woman Radio with Susun Weed. JJ has her own YouTube channel for people who want to learn more about making herbal medicine. She speaks and offers workshops all over the country, including the NY Horticulture Society and the NW Flower and Garden Show. She has taught and trained with herbalists all over the world, but prefers the practice of close-to-home grown western herbs.