Clinical Herbalist in Training
Maria has been a student of herbalism and a great lover of plants for as long as she can remember. From an Italian-American family, she has a keen interest in the use of herbs for healing and spiritual practice from the southern European traditions. .As a settler on this beautiful continent, she is seeking a reciprocal relationship of respect with this land and the Indigenous people whose homeland it is. Maria uses primarily naturalized European plants in her practice of medical and spiritual herbalism, to both honour her ancestry and preserve the many native plants that have become rare since colonialization. She is very involved in public celebrations of the wheel of the year holidays and works to connect people physically and spiritually to Nature in all her forms. She is currently studying to become a clinical herbalist.