Addendum from fall 2021: To find current information about me and my services, please visit: http://resilientbirthbotanicals.com. This page is no longer up to date.
Hi! I’m Christine. I’m a permaculturist, herbalist, and Earth-caretaker trying to live authentically and sustainably. I’m not all the way there yet, but I’m driven by my connection to the Earth and I try to keep that in mind with all that I do. I want to help others do that, too. I believe that our psychological and physiological health, as well as a decent future for the planet, depend on our ability to remember and re-establish a meaningful connection with the land.
My partner and I are in the midst of making some of our long-held dreams come true. We finally have our own 23-acre property where we plan to homestead and raise our daughter to love the natural world. Additionally, I’ve recently stepped fully into my role as a community herbalist by creating my own business, Light Footsteps LLC, where I teach about herbs, create handcrafted herbal products, and am in the process of developing a small permaculturally-oriented herb farm. Someday soon, I hope to do consulting as well. This business will work in tandem with our nonprofit, Permintic, so that people can come to us to learn about many aspects of living a holistic, healthy life.
This new direction was quite a breakthrough for me — you can read about my decision to follow my dreams in this post: Fears, Risks, and Following Our Dreams.
I’ve been studying herbs and sustainable living for about 10 years now, although the plants have been teaching me my whole life! My more traditional list of qualifications includes: M.S. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University (reached PhD Candidacy before my life shift); B.A. in Psychology from the College of Wooster; and a PDC from Midwest Permaculture. I’m nearly finished working on a certificate in herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar, and I’ve taken numerous courses in herbalism through the Wise Woman University (Susun Weed’s project), LearningHerbs.com, and more. I am a member of Herbalists Without Borders and the Indie Business Network.
Now that I’m a mother (as of 10/30/13), I’m also interested in sharing my knowledge about natural pregnancy and childbirth. I had an awesome homebirth and have undergone training with the Sacred Pregnancy organization.
Read more about me in my interview on Backyard Farming Connection.
Learn more about our herb farm and educational learning center, including upcoming classes and workshops at www.resilientacres.com.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Very cool! I’ll look forward to reading your posts 🙂
I just breezed through some of your recent and older post and was very touched by your pleasant nature and things of interested to you. Thanks for sharing, cheers for now.
Thanks for the compliment! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed what you found. I certainly enjoy sharing.
Very glad my friend recommended your blog to me! 🙂
Glad you found me! Happy to have you follow along! 🙂
Best of luck, save time to post! Toni
Hi Christine. Thank you for spending hours and hours creating a beautiful and inspiring blog for all of us to enjoy. I’ve nominated you for an Inspiring Blog Award; unlike a chain letter, you really need do nothing but sit back and enjoy the glow of appreciation from it. Take care! http://thefarmerstaft.com/2012/08/06/feel-the-love-inspiring-blog-award-and-15-bloggers-you-should-visit/
Thank you, Muriel! That gave me goosebumps and makes me feel very happy. It’s so rewarding to know that others enjoy coming to this blog as much as I enjoy creating it!
Hi Christine, your blog looks interesting! Your intro is so cool!
Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by! I had a look through your blog, too – I can’t wait to try some of the recipes!
I was very glad to meet you tonight at the TimeBank! I look forward to learning from you 🙂
Nice to meet you too! Thanks for finding me – looks like we have some common interests!
It certainly does. I’m always happy to make nature-minded connections with new people!
Hi Christine I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 🙂 http://greentrailsandteapottales.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination/