Meet the Herbalist
I strive to make the world a healthier happier place through teaching mindfulness about our land and its spirt. I show how to respectfully cultivate medicinal properties of plants, ultimately empowering people to make their own herbal medicine to use for themselves, or gift to friends and family. This passion of mine was seeded in me as a young girl while gardening with my grandmother Rosie. Now, I am a qualified Advanced Microbiologist, Certified Herbalist, Beekeeper, and educated world traveler. I am a scientist and have collaborated professionally with PhD Biophysicists, Chemists, Neuroscientists, and Microbiologists, and continue to do so.
I have travelled to India to learn about their culture and environment, Ecuador to explore biodiversity and plants, New Zealand to study field ecology, and Mexico to study and take part in an international symposium for biodiversity. Now, through hand’s on education, I show that land is a community to which we belong, rather than a commodity that belongs to us. Simply put, land gives us life in the form of food, water, medicine and beauty. I focus on medicine, and share this perspective so that there is a growing ecological ethic that builds respect for the sacred medicine within plants.
I teach about herbalism, as well as organic and sustainable agricultural practices. I also continue to learn and expand my mind on a regular basis through outside educational courses. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my dog, Nova, playing stand-up bass with my friends, volunteering at Orchard Hill Bakery, supporting Machina Arts, practicing yoga, and camping adventures.
Salve, Balm, and Ointment Making
Face Masks, Facial Toners, and Creams
Growing your own medicine
Herbal Foot Soaks
Self-care and love