Mimi believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life's work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. As a Registered Herbalist, Mimi has mentored many students of clinical and community herbalism over the years. She has also has worked in nonprofit leadership as the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild and in academia where she taught undergraduate Ethnobotany at Frostburg State University. Mimi is realizing her dream as a homesteader in Polk County NC where she stewards the PonderLand native plant sanctuary.
Mimi has served as a past President of the North Carolina Herb Association. She is a Registered Herbalist with the Amercian Herbalists Guild and holds a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. She has has taught various aspects of herbalism for many educational platforms including conferences, universities, herb schools, clinics, and mentorship programs for beginners as well as clinical herbalists.
Mimi's book the National Geographic Herbal is due to be published in 2023.
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“Mimi is an exciting teacher. She combines intellectual rigor with grounded, humorous delivery that is as engaging as it is informative.”
“I love Mimi’s lucid, grounded material, biochemical and ethnobotanical background and incorporation of infinite possibility and wonder. I also love Mimi’s innovative and intuitive way of understanding and using plant medicine.”
"This class is a lot of fun! Mimi is an engaging instructor and there is some great information to be had in just 4 weeks-I can't wait for the spring session!"