Hey there! I’m Megan; artist, herbalist, and naturalist. I’ve been an avid lover of plants and nature for as long as I can remember and spent much of my childhood exploring the woods behind my home and wishing I knew more about the plants around me. It was a very natural decision to pursue plant biology (and art) in college. Studying botany, plant biochemistry, and ecology in the undulating hills of southern Vermont was a privilege that I’ll forever be grateful for, and many of my fondest memories are from my time spent observing and exploring the temperate transitional ecosystems that surrounded the campus. I’ve continued learning about the interwoven histories of humans and plants, whether it’s food history, herbal medicine, or plant dyes, and my work as both an artist and herbalist is dedicated to sharing my passion for the botanical world.
Following graduation in 2016, I enrolled in a 6 month course at Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. I struggled to keep up during such a transitory year of my life, but it was enough to sow the seeds of fervor for true herbal medicine. From 2017 through 2019, I worked on developing a strong foundation in herbalism before enrolling in a more clinically-oriented education at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies. I’m currently enrolled in the DWCHS Therapeutics program and work one-on-one with my mentor, Kerry Adams RH (AHG). I’m always learning and growing and hope to become Registered with the American Herbalist Guild by 2025.
In 2017, I began my illustration series The Lowly Esculent as another way to share my adoration of plants with others. This series continues to evolve and grow, as does my own knowledge and connection to the Plant World. Using whimsy and humor, I hope to bring awareness to the current issues intrinsic to our food (and herb) system while educating my viewers on the curious histories of some of our most common foods.
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