As I mentioned in my last post, I received my herbology certification from Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, a 500 acre botanical preserve in central Vermont. Sage Mountain was started 25 years ago by Rosemary Gladstar, a pioneer in the herbal movement and the "godmother" of American Herbalism. She began over 35 years ago developing herbal formulas in her herb shop in Sonoma County, California. She is the author of several books, including the best seller " Herbal Healing for Women". She is also a co-founder of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company. In 1994 she founded United Plant Savers, a non profit organization dedicated to the conservation and cultivation of at risk North American medicinal plants, and to preserving botanical sanctuaries across the US.
I was a complete novice when I started my studies with Sage Mountain. I am forever grateful to all the wonderful teachers, who clearly love what they do, and love the plants and herbs and the good earth in which they grow. Their generosity of spirit, patience, and infinite plant wisdom will always be appreciated!