The natural world has always deeply fascinated me – we are part of it and need to respect it. I express this through teaching, writing and being in green spaces.
My professional background is in science and special education, herbalism, permaculture and nature education. Outside of paid work, I am involved in creating urban foraging sites and increasing food sovereignty.
During the past 25 years, I have studied herbalism in the UK (non-clinical Diploma in Herbal Medicine) and the Netherlands (Kruidengeneeskunde HBO), Wise Woman herbalism, Permaculture and Permaculture Visions (PDC), Horticultural Therapy. I also have 20 years of experience as a practising Reflexologists and Yoga teacher.
In 2010, I began Urban Herbology to help others learn about living in harmony with nature within cities through walks, workshops, and online courses. I also started the River of Herbs community gardening group in 2012 to help more people learn how to grow edible and medicinal plants for free.
My interest lies in supporting people with learning disabilities (such as autism) with herbal remedies and focusing on diet.