Megan is a food historian, herbalist, oenophile, ecologist, and artist. Her interests in plants are boundless, encompassing foods, medicines, dyes, fibers, folklore, and more.
Megan Stypulkoski is an illustrator and herbalist based in Morris County, NJ. From an early age, she knew she wanted to learn as much as she could about the plant world and to dedicate herself to promoting a reintegration of humans and natural communities.
Megan studied chemical ecology and visual arts at Marlboro College (’16). Her work in the natural sciences emphasized plant secondary metabolites, their biosynthesis, ecological and agroecological roles, and ethnobotanical value. She studied topics as diverse as animal exploitation of medicinal plants and the chemistry of mordanting fibers for natural dyes.
Since graduating , she has continued to pursue knowledge on plants, agriculture, and food history. She is passionate about supporting local, farm-based business and was involved with her local farmers market for four years before stepping down to fully pursue her art and herbal farm. She currently volunteers with Farmers Market Coalition and serves on the board of North NJ’s Slow Food chapter.
Megan is currently enrolled in Heart of Herbs Master Herbalism Course and intends to enroll in Winston’s intensive 2-year herbal program.
The Lowly Esculent
Sheep Hill Herbals