About Me

about wise earth way
Welcome

My name is Stephanie and Wise Earth Way is my heart song

I am a Plant Extrovert, Farmer, Herbalist, Teacher, Wild Wombyn, Mother and Daughter. I live on 138-acre Botanical Sanctuary in the ancient Appalachian Mountains outside of Asheville, NC. These ancient mountains are the oldest in the world and home to the Aniyunwiya, also known as the Cherokee Nation. The forest, stones, air, and water of this land calls to my heart. I thoroughly enjoy foraging for wild foods, walking barefoot, and creating alchemy in my apothecary.

My husband, 2 growing boys, and I have been tending the land since 2005 together. We believe that the Earth is Wise and the Way to tend her is with the next generations of people, plants, and animals in mind and heart. We practice methods of no-till, biodynamic, organic, and no-spray. We feel it is our responsibility as the human species to tend to this living organism, known as Earth with care and consideration. We are happy to offer a small number of CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) produce boxes during the growing season to those in the wider community. All of our herbal products are also crafted in honor of the Seasons and are infused with the Love and Intention we share with the Earth. 
 
I am a Certified Clinical Herbalist, trained in the methodologies of Scientific Herbalism, Vitalism, Folk Traditions, and the Wise Women tradition of nourishing the mind, body, and soul. I hold a degree in Clinical Herbalism from One World Healing Arts Institute (2009). In 2011, I completed a 200hr Hatha Yoga training to deepen my understanding and respect for breath, meditation, and movement. My formal education is in the field of Biology, where I earned my Associates of Science in 2016. I have worked alongside Integrative Medical Doctors and traveled for health and wellness companies as a National Educator.
Besides all the Diplomas and Certificates, my greatest teacher has been my own personal journey with health and the plants as my guides.
 
 
I am an active member of Blue Ridge Healers Without Borders. This is a non-profit that provides herbal support to those in need within the region of Western North Carolina.
 
I craft small-batch artisan herbal remedies that are inspired by the elements and my Cornish Celtic Diaspora. These remedies change with each season. 
 
I have a story that many would call wild or untamed. I feel as though I have been through many initiations on my path through life. These initiations have always allowed me to soften and truly connect to what is most important.
Through my own healing journey, I remembered that we are an extension of the Earth. When we take time to honor her, to dream with her, to care for her; the great Mother Earth in return heals us. It is my life purpose to inspire and/or awaken this connection in others