My name is Stephanie and I am a Plant Extrovert, Farmer, Herbalist, Teacher, Wild Wombyn, Mother, Daughter, and Sacred Sister on a mission to inspire people to connect with the Earth. I live on 138-acre Botanical Sanctuary in the ancient Appalachian Mountains outside of Asheville, NC. I thoroughly enjoy walking barefoot, eating wild weeds, and creating alchemy art in my apothecary. I am a trained herbalist in the traditions of Western, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and the Wise Women Way. I hold a degree in Clinical Herbalism from One World Healing Arts Institute (2009) where I studied under world renowned Herbalist Mimi Hernandez, president of the American Herbalist Guild. My formal education is in the field of Biology.
In 2011, I completed a 200hr Hatha Yoga training to deepen my understanding and respect for breath and movement. I have a story that many would call wild or untamed. I feel as though I have been through many initiations during my path. These initiations have always allowed me to soften and truly connect to what is most important, Our Mother Earth. I lead Earth Connection Journeys and Herbal Medicine workshops in Western North Carolina. My husband, 2 growing boys, and I have been consciously care taking the land with great intention since 2005, as we grow or forage most of the food that we eat.