WINTER SUN TRADING COMPANY
CELEBRATING 38 YEARS.
FOCUSED ON WELLNESS.
ORGANIC & WILD-CRAFTED HERBS.
Cotton Wood root, natural pigments and materials
Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls
Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls
The Winter Sun Trading Company was established in 1976 in Arizona by Phyllis Hogan. This unique family business is owned and operated by Phyllis and her two daughters. The shop specializes in Native American art and Southwest botanicals. The art gallery offers a wide range of genuine hand crafted jewelry, baskets, paintings, and a wide variety of Traditional style Hopi Katsina carvings.
The Winter Sun apothecary started with 25 plants. Most of those were ceremonial or ritual herbs. Today we offer one of the largest selections of organic and wild crafted herbs in the Southwest. Our plants are harvested at the time of their optimal strength and hand processed by knowledgable Winter Sun staff-- no animal testing is done. Our liquid extracts-- referred to as tinctures-- are easier to use, convenient, and more potent than tea. Our goal is to provide the finest service available to our wonderful patrons and we are glad to help you in any way.
Phyllis Hogan has been a practicing Southwest herbalist for 25 years. She is the proprietor of the Winter Sun Trading Company, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA established in 1976. Winter Sun specializes in traditional organic southwest herbs and tinctures and American Indian Art, focusing on the Hopi and Navajo of northern Arizona.
In 1983 she co-founded the Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association (AERA), a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit educational and scientific organization. The AERA was organized to investigate, document, and preserve traditional plant use in Arizona and the greater southwest. The AERA was recently awarded recognition by the American Herbalist guild at their 14th annual symposium for outstanding contributions in the field of American ethnobotany.
Hogan has lectured on southwest herbal medicines and their traditional uses throughout the United States and in Finland. In April of 2000 she was keynote speaker for the first ethnobotanical festival at the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center in Austin,Texas. She has taught ethnobotany in bilingual education programs and health education for the Pima, Hualapai, Havasupai, Hopi, and Navajo tribes. She is the coordinator of the AERA's annual educational symposium and senior editor of the yearly AERA ethnobotanical journal and newsletter The Plant Ambassador.
Hogan is currently Practitioner Associate in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University, Adjunct Professor in Biology at Northern Arizona University, guest faculty member at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine in Bisbee, Arizona. Phyllis is also a board member of the nonprofit Tucson based heritage seed conservation organization Native Seed Search founded in 1983.
In 1993 Phyllis joined the American Folk Rock Band Each Others' Legend as the back up singer with her life partner Joseph Langham. With over 40 original songs recorded and 3 albums released, the band is currently recording their fourth CD. EOL's current CD Let the World Go Free from The Tyranny can be purchased on line at CDBaby.com or check out the EOL website.
Jonah Louis Eugene Hill, a member of the Hopi Tobacco/Rabbit Clan, is an enthobotanist currently apprenticing with Phyllis Hogan in Flagstaff. His focus is identifying medicinal plants and how to use them properly. It is his belief that if we start to reintroduce the knowledge of how to properly use and collect plants in a sustainable and respectful way to our younger generations, we can prevent further loss of valuable knowledge and to ensure that our way of life and culture remains with us for hundreds of years to come. Jonah is also a Master Naturalist, Master Watershed Steward, and a Project Learning Tree educator, helping grade-school level children focus on nature and how they can be productive members in helping to preserve our natural resources.
In his Hopi community, surrounded by multi-hued mesas, washes, valleys, and the boundless sky, he and his siblings learned that everything around us contains its own life force and positive and negative energies. This upbringing also influences his artwork, which he uses to directly teach the various intricacies of the Hopi culture and religion through stories and symbolism.
I have been part of the Winter Sun family since my childhood days. My Late father Marvin Lomahaftewa was an artist-in-residence in the mid 80's and my sisters and I were able to hang out with him in the "studio" of the Winter Sun shop's original Flagstaff location. In the early 2000's I came to Flagstaff to attend N.A.U. and was able to come back to the WinterSun family I have grown my own little family amongst the beauty of the art and the healing of the plants held within the space of the Winter Sun Trading Co.
I am privileged to say I have apprenticed herbs 12+ years under the nurturing guidance of Phyllis Hogan. I have also given hands-on demonstrations to school groups on the subject of Ethnobotany with emphasis to the connection with Hopi toys.
Meaghan Smith has her roots in Cultural Anthropogy, Ayurvedic Nutrition and cooking. Meaghan is the proprietor and chef at Harvest Catering, a small, locally owned and operated business located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Meaghan is committed to the profound healing power of sustainable, locally-grown, organic foods and is a passionate advocate of the local foods movement, as well as farm to table meals. Meaghan believes that Mother Nature has provided humanity with everything necessary to not only nourish but to heal the body. She trusts in the ability of plants to facilitate the healing process, which has led to a deeper study of botanical medicine which inevitably led her to work and study at Winter Sun Trading Company.