About

OUR MISSION is to educate, stimulate, empower, and support people and the plants by offering the highest quality herbal products, something for the novice herbalist to the hardcore ethnobotanist. Drink menu at the bar includes teas, coffee, shrubs, elixirs, oxymels, and sparkling and fermented wonders. Come in and warm yourself by the fire and enjoy something you never tasted and shop for herbal oddity to share with loved ones.

Manager & Event Coordinator, Meaghan Thompson

A lifelong student of nature, Meaghan grew up exploring the forest and fields around her home as much as possible. With a field guide and journal stuffed in her pack, studying and drawing the natural world has always been a favorite way to spend her days. As her knowledge of the plant kingdom grew so did the realization of the amazing healing power of plants. This sparked her interest and began her journey as an herbalist. Beginning her studies in the Wise Woman tradition, Meaghan went on to study clinical herbalism at Sky House Herb School, followed by studying at Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine. Spending two years living and working at Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary deepened her relationship with the plants by having the opportunity to work hands on with all the green allies she was learning about. When not at the apothecary Meaghan stays busy as a grower, forager, medicine maker, teacher and seeing clients for herbal consultations. Her latest passion has been starting free community wellness days where various alternative healing modalities are available to the public at no cost.

Owner, Susan Leopold, PhD.

Susan is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. Over the past 20 years, Susan has worked extensively with indigenous peoples in Peru and Costa Rica. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers [www.unitedplantsavers.org] and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project. Prior to working at United Plant Savers, she was a rare botanical book librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, specializing in digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Botanical Dimensions and the Center for Sustainable Economy.