"One of my all time, top Arkansas films."
- Dan Anderson, Director
Hot Spring Documentary Film Institute

"Natural State is applied enviromental anthropology and documentary filmmaking at its best!" - James R. Veteto, PhD Enviromental Anthropologist

Wild Plants of Arkansas

Steven Foster, the wild plants expert in the film, has a vast database of medicinal plants and herbs including beautiful images and information on each plant. Here’s his site:


Herbal Simplicity is the organic living and natural health headquarters of northwest Arkansas, located in Fayetteville. Herbal Simplicity is associated with Bean Mountain Farms, which is featured in the film. They offer all natural and organic products as well as workshops, natural living consultations, community events, and much more. Check them out online: