What’s next in your herbal education?
Currently, I attend the local AHG chapter
guild and clinic where I gain experience and knowledge from
herbal mentors Kerry Adams, David Harder, and Jennifer
O’Hagan. I am excited to take David’s 2016-2017 graduate
class beginning in November.
Do you blend your culinary experience with your herbal medicine practice and if so how? What kind of a response do you get?
Blending my culinary background into herbal
medicine is my favorite way to work with herbs —culinary
herbalism! Through workshops and protocols, I encourage
people to think about the medicinal value of their culinary
herbs and how to include medicinal herbs in their recipes.
Sharing recipes for tea, vinegar and oil infusions, soups
etc. and teaching herbal cooking classes is a relatable way
for people to become familiar with herbs. When attendees
feel that they can take the information home and use it for
themselves (children love this concept also) then I know I
have had a successful class!
How are you using your herbal education and knowledge with clients?
I am Staff Herbalist at Valley Integrative
Pharmacy, where I share herbal knowledge with customers and
clients and assist them in choosing healthful wellness
options for their individual needs. I give educational
programs and workshops, which are as enjoyable to me as much
as it is for my clients.
Through my own company, Hilltop Herbals, I see
clients at the pharmacy and other locations throughout
Hunterdon County, offering herbal protocols to help them
reach their level of optimal wellness. Other services
include medicinal garden design, my own herbal creams and
salves, and herbal weddings.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook: facebook.com/www.hilltopherbal.