Meet The Founder
Kristine Brown, RH (AHG)
My love of plants began at a very young age. When I was 2, my family moved from town to the country, on a 14 acre farm. At 3 I got my first pony and spent most of my childhood on horseback, in our pond or in the woods exploring and building playhouses. I was fascinated with the wild plants that grew all around, often harvesting wild onion and other wild edibles to make foods to feed myself and my friends who dared try them. I credit my paternal grandmother with instilling this curiosity of the wild plants that grew as I spent many weekends with her, listening to her stories of eating dock leaves and smoking grape vines (don’t try this at home, kids, take my word for it, it’s not worth it).
I grew up, moved out of the house and went through several careers before returning back to the plants. After the birth of my first child, I started questioning health and how to be healthy more naturally. Echinacea was the first herb I used medicinally and drew me to herbalism. As I grew more interested in the plants, so did my garden grow. Eventually I returned to the (pseudo) country where I live with my partner and 4 of our children (2, including my oldest who spurred my desire to learn about herbs, are now grown), many chickens, turkeys, goats, sheep, cats and a dog plus numerous gardens and orchards. I eat, breath and sleep herbs on our tiny farmette.
Currently, I’m a practicing herbalist and homeschooling mother of 2 of our children. I have studied with Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain and have spent countless hours of research and study through my own pursuit with great herbalists such as Isla Burgess, jim mcdonald, Matthew Wood, Leslie Alexander, Gail Faith Edwards, Kat Maier and more.
I offer consultations, teach medicine making classes to adults, offer herbal work shops for kids and run a monthly herbal study group, focusing mainly on locally found herbs, enabling the community to take control of growing and wild crafting their own medicine.
Teaching others about herbs is my focus with a passion on sharing my knowledge with children as they ARE our future!
Happy Customers & Buyers
Kristine, what a fabulous zine you’ve created!!! I am so thrilled for and proud of you and your work and mission…truly remarkable. And what great information and art you have filling the pages here! I enjoyed reading every single page…Blessings to you!