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Greg Pennyroyal

Greg Pennyroyal’s focus is on the relationship between healthy ecosystems, and healthy communities. He is following a family tradition of medicinal plant farming from his mother, an herbalist in Norway who was trained by Helga the Witch, to his current position as Vineyard Manager of Wilson Creek Winery and Professor of Viticulture in Southern California. He is the founder of the Small Winegrowers Association and is the lead developer of the regenerative curriculum and campus at Mt San Jacinto College. Previous experience as manager of Trout Lake Farm, medicinal herb farm, Director of Botanical Research at Leiner Health, a researcher with the National Institutes of Health, 10 years on the United States Pharmacopeial Convention developing medicinal plant standards. and work with the Global Institute for Tibetan Medicine has reinforced an evolving respect for the power of science coupled with the wisdom of nature in allowing a positive future that wants to emerge.