Welcome to my site! I am a weedcrafter working hard to get a herbalist in every home. My practice focuses on using herbal therapeutics and bodywork (massage and other treatments) to restore the body to balance. My first love is being outside and spending time with the plants, especially bioregional medicinals. My practice consists of seeing clients, teaching at and Directing the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, and offering a fully stocked herbal apothecary with custom formulations to clients and students. I believe strongly in honoring, respecting, and protecting the Earth through all my work. I have been practicing, collecting herbs, and teaching since 2000.
I am the first of my family born on North American soil. My story really begins in war torn Europe. My maternal side escaped Poland and concentration camps to land in Canada in the late 40s. My father escaped Hungary during the revolution of 56 and ended up in Texas. My parents met in school in Paris in the 60s. My love for herbs and wildcrafting comes from my maternal grandmother and a close family friend Pani Miela. My grandmother and Pani Miela were avid mushroom and berry foragers. Pani Miela besides was also a herbalist and massage therapist. They taught me how to walk in the woods as a child, how to cook, and many stories about forest folk. My paternal grandmother passed in 2014 at 96 years old, she grew all of her own food and used herbs almost to the end of her time here. We never spoke each others language, but through her I find myself following in her footsteps as well as I grow my food and herbs. I still visit my family overseas and dual citizen. I follow whatever herbal traditions work. Like many new Americans, my family traditions are lost to war and language barriers.
I have dedicated myself to the study of ecology, botany, herbal medicine, holistic healing, and bodywork since the mid 90s. I specialize in educating about the responsible harvesting and use of native and weedy bioregional plants as medicine.
BA Environmental Resource Management, minoring in Botany at the University of Texas in Austin.
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