The Herbalist

Having a partially wooded property means there are always a couple of surprises each Summer that send me fetching the wildflower field guides; and the local farmers' markets are great reminders of just how much medicine is inherent in the Earth. The Herbalist's relationship with Nature is symbiotic: as she gathers her medicine, she encourages the plants to grow by tending them with care, harvesting with respect, and taking only what she needs. In response to the generosity and abundance of the planet, she raises her bouquet in gratitude.