These lovely folks are the heart and soul of the One World Herbal Community, get to know them below!
Becky is a mother, herbalist, Reiki practitioner and owner/creator of Cedar Hill Herbs where she creates herbal remedies and organic botanical skincare products from homegrown and ethically wildcrafted ingredients. She is also the founder and coordinator of the One World Herbal Community. Based out of the Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia, she is passionate about organic gardening, inspiring and educating folks about plants and their uses and serving her community.
Nicole is a budding herbalist and soon-to-be culinary nutrition expert. She has a special place in her heart for culinary herbalism and lemon balm is her BFF. You can find her over at Radical Alchemy, where she writes about her culinary and herbal adventures.
Kate M Brunner
Kate is a writer, healer, homeschooling mother, member of The Sisterhood of Avalon, & resident of Heartwood Cohousing in Bayfield, Colorado. Kate is a presenter for Red Tents & women’s retreats. She also hosts seasonal women’s gatherings, priestesses labyrinth rituals, and facilitates workshops on an assortment of women’s healing & spirituality topics. During 2016, she presented at the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology Conference in Boston, MA, at the SOA’s first open online conference, AvaCon 2016, & at the inaugural Ninefold Festival in Orange, CT. She is also published in Flower Face: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Blodeuwedd and The Goddess in America: The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context.
Eleni lives in Corfu, an island in the northwest border of Greece, very close to Albania and Italy. Her life and herbal practice is formed by the land she was born and lived all her life in and the sea that embraces it. She is a member of Herbalists Without Borders and the coordinator for the Chapter in Corfu and is working to create the first Herbal First-aid Station and a Free Clinic on the Island.
Farrah Thompson, DBM
Farrah has completed extensive studies in botanical medicine and holistic nutrition. A graduate of the Doctor of Botanical Medicine program through National University of Medical Sciences (Madrid), she has a passion for women’s health and paediatrics. She has her own practice, Carlisle Integrative Wellness, in her community and hopes to continue to share her knowledge, educating and inspiring families towards their best health.
Nathan is a certified Master Herbalist through the Global Collage of Natural Medicine. He has since learned from an array of teachers with various backgrounds in the healing arts (including TCM, Ayurveda, Native American, Folk craft, and Western Herbalism) both directly and indirectly. His preferred learning is through taking a great deal of time directly with the plants and fungi themselves. While the healing arts are a passion for him, mycology, ecology, critical thinking/problem solving, research and “in the field” study are his true areas of interest. Between being a father, husband and working a full time job Nathan operates his small business, Forgotten Traditions LLC, wildcrafting, processing and extracting New Hampshire native species of medicinal mushrooms. Nathan was born and raised in the Northeast US, spending much of his life, in one way or another, playing in the woods and experiencing what the ecology of his region of the world has to offer. Nathan was invited and had the opportunity to be a speaker for the “Fantastic Forage Mushroom Festival” in Laconia, New Hampshire in 2016, and has spoken as an educator at several other venues focused on ecology and shared wellness (believing that true wellness is in harmony with the environment around each of us)
Manissha Dutta Chohan
Manissha is a budding herbalist, a media professional, an entrepreneur with a start up that makes bath and body care products, mother of two doting kids and an avid traveler. It’s during her travels, she discovered that her heart and soul get peace only when she is amidst nature, so much so that she left her high profile media job to pursue her love for herbs and nature. She loves to imbibe what she learns into her daily routine, hence, herbs often show up in what she eat, wears and the products she makes.
Nicole is a California native and student of all things herbal. She is currently working to complete the Advanced Course in herbalism through the Herbal Academy with the hope of opening her own herbal products shop for those in her community and those online to enjoy. Nicole loves cooking, hiking, and exploring the natural world around her.