From the delicate petals of a wildflower to the sturdy bark of an ancient tree, I am endlessly fascinated by the diverse and intricate beauty of nature.
As a mother, wife, and community Herbalist,
my connection to my family, the plants, and my community is at the core of everything I do. I believe that we are all interconnected and that our well-being is intimately tied to the health of the planet we call home.
Hi there! My name is Evelyn and I am a community Herbalist and clinical Herbal apprentice from Milverton, Ontario, excited to share my herbal knowledge with you. I offer courses, workshops, and herb walks, and can even speak at your event.
I am committed to creating a welcoming and supportive learning environment that is accessible to all, regardless of your prior experience or background. Whether you are completely new to herbalism or have some prior knowledge, my goal is to meet you where you are and help you build a strong foundation of understanding and practical skills.
I also believe that herbalism is a deeply personal and intuitive practice. That's why I guide and encourage students to cultivate their own connection with the natural world by connecting to the wheel of the year and listening to their own bodies, ancestral teachings, and instincts as they work with plants and remedies.
In addition to herbal education, I also have a deep love for freshly baked bread. There is something truly special about the process of creating bread from scratch - and I am so happy to share this love with you by offering occasional bake sales for local folks. Depending on availability, you might also find some other seasonal goodies in my shop.
I am thrilled to be able to share my passion for a simple style of life, herbalism, and baking with you through this website. Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter and I'll keep you up-to-date on workshops, special offers, bake sales, and occasional seasonal goodies.
Teachers and Education
I have spent half a decade studying herbalism with many wonderful teachers in the field, including Penelope Beaurdow, Christine Dennis, and Rosemary Gladstar. At this point, I am in the midst of studying clinical herbalism with Herbalist Abrah Arneson, with the goal of becoming a clinical herbalist. I am beyond grateful for their traditional wise women's teachings.
I also believe that plants themselves are some of the greatest teachers we can have. Through observing and interacting with plants in their natural environments, as well as learning from my family and cultural traditions that value natural remedies, I have gained invaluable knowledge about the unique properties of plants and how a reciprocal relationship with them can promote health and wellness.
Before moving to Canada, I earned a degree in Childhood and Youth education, which has been so helpful in creating The Lion's Tooth and offering workshops.
Combining my formal education with the teachings of plants themselves and the wisdom of my family and cultural traditions, I have a comprehensive understanding of herbalism. My goal is to share this knowledge with others and to help people discover the incredible healing power of plants.
Evelyn's Bread and Pretzels
When I moved to Canada from Southern Germany, I missed the taste of deep, hearty rye loaves, with their aromatic crusts and freshly baked texture. As a result, I started baking my own bread, which quickly became a passion of mine. I began selling my bread and pretzels at the local farmers' market and, years later, I still have a loyal customer base and continue to hold occasional bake sales.
For me, baking is a way to incorporate herbalism by being mindful of the ingredients I use, including fresh herbs, simplicity, cultural connection, and a connection to my ancestors by using traditional baking methods and recipes. It's also a way to express myself through the art and craft of baking, slowing down, and allowing me to infuse my baking with love and intention while sharing it with my family and community.
My bake sales are rare, so keep your eye's open or sign up for our Newsletter to stay up-to-date.
Let's keep going
I'm glad you're still here and interested in learning more about me!
I was born and raised in a quaint small town in Bavaria, Germany. After moving to Ontario, Canada in 2008, I now live on a family-owned farm with my husband and our four adventurous boys, in the heart of Perth County. I am incredibly grateful to live where I am - my family is a blessing, the community is amazing and there are so many wonderful spots to explore, amidst all the farmed land.
I have found that incorporating herbs into our daily lives is a simple yet effective way to slow down, live a simpler life, and a way to live in harmony with the natural world. By living by the wheel of the year and incorporating these natural rhythms of nature into our lives, we can achieve great results.
Living on a commercial farm myself, you are right to guess that at times I have struggled to find my place in herbalism. Although it took me a while, with the support of all my wonderful mentors, the plants, my friends, and of course my family, I have figured out what the universe has planned for me. It is my hope and mission to use my unique perspective and bring together people from different communities and show them that we can work together to support the natural, modern, and agricultural world. By building relationships and sharing knowledge, I believe that we can create a more sustainable and harmonious future for all.
As an aspiring clinical herbalist, I am driven by the desire to support people to align with nature and tap into the healing power of plants. I understand that many of the health challenges people face today are a result of a disconnect from the natural world and am dedicated to educating and empowering others to make positive adjustments in their lives. I recognize the value of modern medicine and believe that both traditional and modern approaches to healthcare can be used in conjunction to provide the best possible outcomes for individuals. As a clinical herbalist student, I am not yet prepared to work with clients on my own. However, if you are interested in being a client in our student clinic, please feel free to reach out to me. I am working under the guidance of my mentor, the wise and wonderful Herbalist Abrah Arneson and we are happy to support you.