the Botanical Kitchen
:::the Botanical Kitchen is a compilation of holistic culinary services and botanical wellness products,
facilitated and created by
I was brought up in the colorful, expansive desert and mountains of Arizona. I have spent my early adult life living and collaborating with a variety of communities, gardens, and organic farms throughout the West; from the high mountains of Colorado, to the Olympic Peninsula, coastal Northern California, and the Columbia River Gorge. Over the years, my love of vibrant, nourishing foods, and a deep respect for the healing power of plants, have continued to grow and evolve. My heart has now settled here on Orcas Island, finding deep resonance with the rich culture and ecosystems of the Salish Sea communities.
I have been exploring and studying the cultivation and use of nutritional and medicinal plants for over 10 years. In 2016, I completed a 9-month herbalism and holistic wellness intensive at the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, California.
The Botanical Kitchen was born here on Orcas Island in 2017, and is guided by the belief that thriving homes and communities are cultivated by increased access to fresh, nutrient dense foods, place-based wellness, folk knowledge, and compassionate service.