Dr. Orna Izakson is a writer, herbalist, Permaculture designer, organic gardener and naturopathic physician. in Portland, Oregon.
Before starting medical school, Dr. Izakson was an award-winning journalist whose work appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Multinational Monitor, E/The Environmental Magazine, Willamette Week, High Country News, Verde.com and Tidepool.org. She has published chapters in two books, Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change” (Routledge, 2004) and “Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth” (Plume, 2005). She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and currently at work on a book about gardening with medicinal plants called GardenMedicine.
N.D., National College of Naturopathic Medicine
Graduate, New England School of Homeopathy
Graduate, Portland Permaculture Institute design certification program
Graduate, Columbines School of Botanical Studies first-year apprenticeship
Graduate, Blue Iris School of Herbal Studies professional program
M.A. in Journalism, University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism
B.A. in Film Studies, http://wesleyan.edu/ University
School Year Abroad, Barcelona, Spain
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