Photo credit: Tracy Lee Driggers
Rebecca Vann in the forest garden of Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, showing the Urban Farm School students bloodroot, a plant native to eastern North American forests. Rebecca is involved in growing many species of chinese medicinal herbs as well as western herbs and forest medicinals.
Rebecca is an herbalist of 15 years, gaining her wisdom through several teachers in the Blue Ridge Province. Rebecca currently lives at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary with her children and is extensively involved in stewarding the biodynamic farm and retreat center at SMS. Her work includes growing medicinal herbs as part of her involvement with two grower cooperatives, BotaniPharmGoldenseal growers cooperative and Appalachian Botanical Alliance. She also teaches various classes on Herbalism at The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicineand AB Tech and works in the lab at BotaniPharm.