Dr. Orna Izakson

writer, herbalist, gardener, naturopathic physician

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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.

Dr. Izakson is available to speak to groups about gardening, natural medicine and Permaculture. She can be reached at 503-309-0459 or dro (at) ornaizakson (dot) com.

Education:
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

Memberships
Portland Permaculture Guild
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Society of Environmental Journalists
American Herbalists Guild

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