Amy Shea

Community Herbalist

From a very young age, I’ve been nibbling on weeds in the garden. My sister and childhood best friend used to dare each other to eat dandelions, plantain, and of course tart and delicate wood sorrels.

I was born in Connecticut, where I spent most of my youth along the coastal shores of Long Island Sound. It’s within the forest lined rural areas of that colonial state that I developed a deep love of the woods. It was my sanctuary, my play ground, the very nourishment I needed to survive the trials and traumas of growing up as a shy, wildly imaginative girl in the ’80’s.

I spent 10 years in rural Southwest Missouri before migrating back to the north to settle in my home, beautiful West Central Wisconsin. Who would have thought those childhood games would grow into a passion for wild plants, and the supportive potential the weeds we dared each other to eat have to offer us.

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Amy Shea giving a presentation to the Advanced Herbalism students of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Wisdom

Amy Shea with a bunch of boneset flowers in the foreground

Educational Background

I’m a graduate of the Green Wisdom Natural & Botanical Medicine’s Advanced Herbalism/Master Herbalist program. This background is layered with over 2400 hours of study in a program syllabus that followed the guidelines of recommended study suggested by the American Herbalist Guild in its focus and diversity. Since then I have participated Trauma Training offered by Herbalists Without Borders, continued my own self guided study, and sought out the offerings of other local herbal mentors.

My Journey

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I Might Be

the Herbalist for You.

In a world full of herbalists, you might wonder how to know if you’ve found the herbalist for you. 

If you would like to work with someone who’s approach is gentle, straight forward, and balanced; I might be the herbalist for you.

If you appreciate working with someone who’s not afraid to say, “I don’t know, but I will find out for you.”; I might be the herbalist for you.

If you have an interest in working with plants that grow in your bioregion; I might be the herbalist for you.

If you would like to learn to create herbal remedies for yourself and family; I might be the herbalist for you.

If you are interested in learning about ways in which plant allies support our spiritual and energetic journeys; I might be the herbalist for you.

If you appreciate an approach to wellness that includes a hearty sense of humor; I might be the herbalist for you.