Today we are heading off to Alabama to do some hunting. I will be hunting herbs with my trusty soon to be 7 year old herbal apprentice while my husband hunts the big game. Part of being an herbalist to me is about using and appreciating the resources around me. A friend offered up some picking of his turnips this past weekend so we headed out and picked enough for us to can and to share some with friends and neighbors. I spent most of the day Saturday working on canning greens and deer meat. Talk about a lesson in social studies. Canning those foods gave me an appreciation of how hard our forefathers and mothers worked. By the time the day was done I was completely exhausted. However, you can’t get that kind of satisfaction from a grocery store. I know of a wonderful batch of wild roses in an area in Alabama that we are visiting. I hope to bring back some rosehips to savor and preserve. Wild harvesting either foods or herbs makes me extremely thankful and also makes me realize the need to protect our environment. Sustainability, preservation, environmentalism….those are also what being an herbalist means to me.
WelcomeI love everything that being an herbalist encompasses. As an herbalist I intertwine my love of nature, cooking, helping others, gardening, exploring, and my deep yearning of becoming a "mad scientist". My name is Natalie Vickery and I am a Traditional Naturopath/Herbalist living and working in Middleburg, Florida. I provide personal consultations for those who are looking to improve their health and vitality. I also offer classes which include basic to advanced herbal training. For more information on my services or to schedule an appointment check out my contact page.
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