Larken Bunce, MS is a clinical herbalist, educator, writer, gardener, and photographer. She is executive director and core faculty at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, which runs a full-time sliding-scale community clinic and training programs spanning self-care to clinical practice. Her practice and teaching draw equally from science and spirit, novel practice and tradition, clinic and garden, reflecting her diverse experiences in almost 30 years in the field. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine from MUIH (previously Tai Sophia Institute), as well as certificates in Zen Shiatsu and Swedish/Esalen Massage, and is an advanced-level intern practitioner of Somatic Experiencing. Her teaching interests lie at the intersections of liberation studies, ecopsychology, trauma studies and somatic therapies. Larken is passionate about accessible and inclusive care, bridging traditional medical systems with biomedical sciences, and restoring Nature to culture through herbal medicine.