My path as an herbalist began when I started to garden. Looking at the plants that were already inhabiting my landscape, I thought, 'why remove something that is willing to grow here, to make room for something that didn't intentionally want to, like a tomato?' It soon became my obsession to learn about and utilize (if possible) all of the plants that inhabited my homestead.
I work in the natural health field, focusing on natural medicine, herbalism and nutrition. I spend my free time in my garden, kitchen, home apothecary or foraging in my neighborhood. I have a passion for local, seasonal and sustainable food and medicine as well as fermenting anything possible.
I am currently studying under Susun Weed and Leslie Williams. In 2015, I completed the Community Herbal Intensive under the instruction of Leah Wolfe at the Trillium Center. I have a B.S. in Biology from Baldwin-Wallace, where I studied spiders (my first love). I am a member of the American Herbalists Guild, United Plant Savers, the Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio and the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Nicki offers herbalism workshops at Sat Nam Studios.