Michael Moore

Matthew Capowski

Staff member
Michael Roland Shaw Moore (January 9, 1941 – February 20, 2009)

From the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine website:

Michael Moore was one of the great teachers and shapers of the revival of American Herbalism in the second half of the 20th century. His sense of humor and storytelling prowess were legendary. The encyclopedic knowledge of plants that he held - after nearly 40 years spent as a scholar, herb trader and picker, ethnobotanist, clinician, teacher, and writer -was unmatched. He believed in whole plant medicines, promoted the use and understanding of local botanicals, and urged all his students to become proficient herbalists capable of understanding, recognizing, making and employing their own medicines.
Michael's very valuable website that he maintained is archived and available here: http://swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html

Also see:

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Online: http://www.swsbm.com/school/

Clinical Herbal Manuals by Michael Moore http://www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/MansMM.html

Matthew Capowski

Staff member
Todd Caldecott has generously released 50 audio cassettes of Michael Moore:

A few years ago I was gifted a library of audio cassettes by a friend and colleague, comprised of an entire year’s worth of lectures by the late Michael Moore, recorded during the early 1990s. Michael Moore was was a musician, composer, and herbalist who lived in the southwestern US until his death in 2009. Michael wrote a number of important herbal texts on the medicinal use of native North American plants, and taught an entire generation of herbalists in the US.

In celebration of Michael Moore's life, and his contribution, I am making these recordings available on the DSBM Audio page. These are the unedited recordings, and thus far, we have completed digital conversion of the first 50 cassettes, with more to come. Please note that you will need to register for free to access these recordings.​