Hi, I'm Geraldine.
I am a clinically trained herbalist, life long gardener, and botanical dyer based in upstate New York. The thread that weaves my work together is the concept of bioregionalism - working with the abundant herbs of our region rather than importing ingredients in from all around the globe. I love turning people on to the rich apothecary growing right outside their doors!
I have been studying herbalism for over a decade. The past 5 years have been completely devoted to the practice. I have taught classes on herbal medicine making and theory at Yale University, Bard College, conferences, retreats, food coops, lifestyle stores, many farms, even a music festival. After every class I receive feedback that my style is organized, thorough, and students feel like they have expanded their understanding of the subject matter. I believe that each class is an opportunity to empower my students and demystify the world of plant and mushroom medicine.
In May of 2020 I launched my first live virtual version of Bioregional Herbalism & Medicine Making. With 50 students on board, we worked through the modules from vastly varied corners of the globe. By the end of the course, I had fallen in love with online teaching, and the students shared their plant profile write ups and apothecaries stocked with bioregional herbal medicine.
I’m so excited to now offer a self paced version of Bioregional Herbalism & Medicine Making! Please be in touch if you have any questions.