If my offerings can provide anything, I hope it may be:

  • An enhanced sense of connection to the place where you live and to the beings living and growing around you;
  • An awareness that these beings are sources of healing and teaching, if we ask and let and thank them in return;
  • A deepening sense of drive and motivation to better care for and work with those around us;
  • An understanding that we each have the honor and responsibility of offering our own gifts in return for all that we receive.

For a little context on my professional background: since since graduating from Reed College in 2006 I've worked as a garden-based educator throughout Portland, Oregon; I began this business after my part-time non-profit positions as a garden coordinator at two schools were cut from the budget for the umpteenth time in 2016.

Working in school gardens with kids and their families is where and how I learned most of what I know about plants and teaching; bringing those plants home and meeting them in the wild has taught me the rest.

All of the herbs I work with were grown and processed by me, or on rare occasion were ethically wildcrafted or traded with a trusted friend and fellow herbalist.

You can catch a glimpse of one of the gardens I've designed and helped build (and see me working with kids in the background) in this video, titled "Outdoor Education Areas in Schools."

Please see Notes for more information, or the Contact page to be in touch.