About Me: Barbi Gardiner
I’m a bookish “nature girl”/ “earth mother” who loves to read and walk in the woods, a wildcrafter & herbalist, an avid gardener & collector of nature specimens, a nature journaler, and field guide enthusiast.
I spent all my time outside exploring our natural world as a child and I’m now devoted to reviving the ancestral wisdom of plants as medicine, healers and spiritual guides. I love spending hours outside tending to my gardens, gathering plants and herbs, being in nature,and learning skills of self-reliance like homemade winemaking and soapmaking.
Currently, I’m having fun spending time in my newly built herbal/nature studio, writing about nature, herbs, cooking from scratch, gardening, and foraging.
I give deep thanks and gratitude to my Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck family for inspiring me to honor our Mother Earth by dedicating myself to studying and sharing ancient lifeways and reviving the wonderous arts of plant medicine and nature connectedness. I sincerely hope you’ll join me on this journey of discovery.