About the Herbwife and her Kitchen

I’m an old-fashioned community herbalist from Lobelia, West Virginia. Crabapple Herbs is my herbal practice. My style: traditional, grounded, common-sense Appalachian herbwifery. I like local weeds, teaching backyard herbalism, demystifying plants.

When it comes to my kitchen, I am my great-grandmother’s great-grandaughter. (In her nineties Nanny lived alone with two full refrigerators and a stand-up freezer. She never lacked for guests.) Feeding people is one of my greatest pleasures. I’m fascinated by food traditions of all kinds, and the many intersections between culture, food and health.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.