Resource Guide

Adventure in Well-Being
Christine Esters
3924 Princeton Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Detox spa helping people overcome fatigue, bloating, and constipation. We support you to feel lighter and sexier. Monthly 10 day cleanse.

An Herb for All Seasons 
Beth Riedel, AHG, NC 
PO Box 1612 , Forestville, CA 95436 
Herbal, nutritional, flower essence & companion animal consultations since 1985. Workshops include both on-going & 1 day classes with topics from Herbal First Aid to 10 Month Apprenticeship.

Blessingway Herbals
Becka Sheranian
Becka Sheranian has offered herbal classes to midwives, doulas, and expecting families for over 35 years. Blessingway provides organic birthing tinctures and baby care products as well as classes packed with practical how-to information focused on pregnancy, labor & birth, newborn care, well woman and well baby care. Classes are helpful to both caregivers and birthing families.

Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine 
Karyn Sanders & Sarah Holmes
We teach herbal medicine from a Native American, energetic perspective. We offer a full-time certificate program focused on clinical practices and part time courses all located in the mountains of Northern California.

Botanical Dimensions
Kathleen Harrison
PO Box 807, Occidental CA 95465
A small non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ethnobotany and education about the plant-human relationship. We have 30 years of projects in Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and Sonoma County. Newest project is educational: we have opened a unique Ethnobotany Library in Occidental, in West Sonoma County. Join by $35 annual membership. Kathleen Harrison teaches ethnobotany classes there, about global uses of plants, the cultural history of spices, and psychedelic species and their evolving traditions.

Botanical Insights

Susan Seitz


P.O. Box 117, Cazadero, CA 95421

Distillation, herbcraft, & consultations in the coastal hills of Sonoma County.


Sandy Siegal

545 Magnolia Avenue

Larkspur, CA 94939

415 -891-3937

We are an organic herbal apothecary featuring green home goods and curated makers. We also offer workshops and events.


California School of Herbal Studies 
PO Box 39, Forestville, CA 95436 
Located two miles west of Forestville, in beautiful Sonoma County, the California School of Herbal Studies is one of North America's oldest centers for herbal education. Our mission is to help create sustainable communities by providing Earth-centered, community based herbal education. CSHS works to empower individuals with the skills, experience and confidence needed by the community herbalist. We offer full and part time classes –Please contact us to set up a time to visit.


Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm ~ Peggy Schafer 
After many years of farming Asian medicinal plants the farm is primarily an educational venue. Peg teaches budding and established growers as well as Oriental Medicine students and practitioners via on and off-farm workshops. Peg is a frequent lecturer addressing herb quality, ecological cultivation practices, Chinese herb production, future access of Chinese botanicals, conservation and other issues affecting Chinese herbs. In addition Peg consults with various farm operations, grower/practitioner enterprises, herbal companies, botanic and research institutions and other stakeholder industries. Advice is available for all aspects of medicinal farm, garden or nursery herb production operations as well as marketing to foster successful sustainable endeavors.

Clear and Vibrant Healing Skin Care - Living Earth Flower Essences 
All made locally by Sylvia Marie 
PO Box 1019, Sebastopol, CA 95473 
Face cream, body lotion, mask, lip balm, hydrosols, with naturally healing and organic ingredients. No Synthetic preservatives.

the Community Medicine Cabinet

Madalyn Berg


Santa Rosa, CA

Conceived between friends in an herb school kitchen in 2014, we have grown to become a project with three shelves holding our classes, clinical practice, and care products. In a moment in history when access to health care is limited to many (especially for reasons of race, class, and ability), we strive to be an accessible resource working to empower our community to care for itself. 


Dandelion Herbal Center 
Jane Bothwell, Director 
4803 Greenwood Heights Drive, Kneeland, CA 95549 
Jane Bothwell directs the Dandelion Herbal Center where she provides a variety of herbal classes for beginning and intermediate students and herbal travel adventures around the globe.


Caitlyn Cournale & Chris Watts

2017 Carroll AVenue

San Francisco, CA 94124


Internationally crafted smoking blends to combine with other smokable herbs or enjoy alone.

Enlivened Beverages

Botanical Probiotic Beverages


Enlivened beverages is your local resource for probiotic beverages made with your health in mind.We know… fermented herbs, flowers, and mushrooms are super foods for your immune system and supercharge your microbiome! Our organic beverages & products will always bring these enlivening effects ..this is our ultimate deliverable to you. Join our member's only Kefir Club for access to the freshest, locally made probiotic beverages in Sonoma County. Nothing like this is available anywhere else but here and we invite you to sign  up today!

Evergreen Herb Garden & School of Integrative Herbology 
Integrative Health Clinic & Herbal Apothecary 
Candis Cantin
POB 1445, Placerville, CA 95667 
Integrating Avurveda, Chinese, and Western Herbal Traditions with Herbalist
Candis Cantin -- Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Programs.


95 Montgomery Dr. Ste 90 Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 528-HERB 
Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5
Farmacopia is your local resource for holistic healthcare. Part integrative clinic and part wellness store, Farmacopia offers a robust mix of services along with herbal & nutrition supplements to support your wellness, naturally. Schedule an appointment or health consultation with any of our seasoned practitioners specializing in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Manual Medicine or visit us in store for your supplement needs. Our on-site wellness store features a modern-day Tincture Bar where our on-staff herbalists formulate and blend custom tinctures for whatever ails you (or your clients)!

Flora of Asia

Kathleen Aspenns


PO Box 1939

Healdsburg, CA 95448

Flora of Asia — Flower essences from the wilds of China, growing in Sonoma County

Floral Engenetics

Nadeja J Zoller

95 Lipton Drive

Sedona, AZ 86336


Floral Energetics is an herbal apothecary in Sedona, Arizona.

We make organic herbal tinctures, teach classes, and see clients for therapeutic wellness treatments.

From Within

Alisa Gould-Simon

From Within offers at-home seasonal plant journeys.

Bring home organic, US-grown, seasonally relevant herbs and easy recipes and rituals for incorporating them into your routine.

Hannah Pearl Apothecary

Hannah Pearl Walcott

Instagram: @hannahpearlapothecary

Albany, CA


Heart powered, healing justice driven herbalism.

Individual wellness consultations / Group facilitation / Plant medicine / Visual art

Galens Way ~ Matthew Persico 
PO Box 2524, Sebastopol, CA 95473 
Medicine maker & manufacturer of herb-rich body care. Unique products formulated with organic oils, plants, and seaweeds for serious—luxurious—skin care. Full line of concentrated herbal extracts (formulated with organic alcohol) is available to practitioners.

Garden of Eden Apothecary
P.O. Box 364 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 
65 3rd Street, Suite 16, Point Reyes Station
Serving all of the SF Bay Area with organic and locally sourced botanicals, extracts, healing salves. 
Our specialty of 35 years, weekly community acupuncture sessions.

Gathering Thyme 
1447 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
(415) 524-8693
Your Neighborhood Herb Shop - Locally owned and staff by experienced herbalists and healthcare educators, our goal is to empower and educate the community about self care using herbs and other natural remedies.

Herb Folk

117 Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952



Herb Folk is an Asian American herb shop specializing in locally sourced teas, bulk herbs, eastern extracts, powders and raw Chinese medicine decoctions. Erin Wilkins, owner/herbalist, offers herbal consultations and energetic healing sessions that map out Eastern constitution and imbalances. Herb Folk also hosts workshops and seasonal events. 

Jennifer Monin Acupuncture 
Jennifer is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher specializing in Women’s Health and Pediatrics. Private practice in Sebastopol, and at Farmacopia in Santa Rosa.

KShunye Farmacay, LLC 
Karen Sequeira
P O Box 861, Penngrove, CA 94951
I promote education n the herbal world and mix herbals, aromatherapies, crystals, Reiki Healing Touch Therapy, etcetera. I make healing slaves and body butters and work with all 4 leggeds.

Lilium Initiative
Our mission is to create a platform to educate and connect Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbalists and ecologically-based US farmers to ensure access to strong, sustainable, locally grown Asian medicinal herbs and to support the conservation of these venerated Asian botanicals.

Livi & Gus

We founded Livi & Gus with the goal of doing our bit to renew the Middle Class, the heart of both our economy and our society. Along the way, we also plan to have more fun, explore our creativity, and make new friends.

Our first Livi & Gus brand offering is a superb collection of herbal teas we created as a companion to your day. Each morning, afternoon, and evening our teas are an experience we are sure you will want more of.

Lynn's Lavender at Tanuda Ridge Vineyard
(707) 874-1060
Lynn's Lavender provides lovely lavender buds. Other lavender products include lotions, closet accessories, soaps, gifts, culinary items, bridal accessories and projects for crafters, gift shops, bath and body and other retailers. Please call for wholesale information.

Mama Bear Design - Leila Rand 
Affordable, high-quality web and graphic design for small businesses and non-profits.

Monte-Bellaria di California

William MacElroy

3518 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 


 Monte-Bellaria di California, located in the Russian River Appellation, specializes in estate grown lavender.  Sonoma County's mild Mediterranean climate yields high quality, oil rich Lavendins (Grosso and Provence) which are grown, harvested and distilled on site.  We produce lavender buds, essential oil and hydrosols.

Napa Valley Botanicals

Terri Toso 
(707) 664-0768
7139 Carillon Ct., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 
Herb starts/seeds, freshly dried herbs/tea blends, healing salve, lip balms, lavender cream, bug repellant, analgesic balm. All herbs grown here! Herb starts/seeds, freshly dried herbs/tea blends, healing salve, lip balms, lavender cream, bug repellant, analgesic balm. All herbs grown here! Herb starts/seeds, freshly dried herbs/tea blends, healing salve, lip balms, lavender cream, bug repellant, analgesic balm. All herbs grown here! 

Karen Norman-Boudreau 
2610 Meier Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Growing organic yacon--- good for diabetics. Available as fresh roots and tea leaves. Contact me at 


North Coast Native Nursery 
Roanne Kaplow

Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium 
Laytonville, CA 
Four full days of inspiring Herbal and Sustainable classes for women three times a year. Includes camping, gourmet vegetarian meals, handcrafted marketplace, Rites-of-Passage Ceremonies, campfire, drumming and dancing, swimming, and more!


Oak Valley Herb Farm 
Kathi Keville
PO Box 2482, Nevada City, CA 95959 
The American Herb Association and Oak Valley Herb Farm present herb and aromatherapy courses by author Kathi Keville in her Sierra herb gardens. Aromatherapy Seminar (fall), Herbal Medicine Systems Classes (winter), Wild Herb Walks (Spring), Herbal Apprenticeship (Spring-Summer). Kathi's books and quality essential oils and aromatherapy products available on the website.


Occidental Arts and Ecology Center 
15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, CA 95465 
A non-profit research demonstration, participatory education center & farm which features hundreds of heirloom varieties of CCOF approved vegetables, flowers & herbs seedlings. Spring & Fall plant sells.


Optimal Health 
Suzel Deer
Permanent allergy elimination -- nutritional counseling with whole food nutrients and herbs


Piedmont Yoga
Zubin Shroff
PO Box 977, Fairfax, CA 94978

Plant Spirit Talk 

Francisca Santibanez


Western Clinical Herbalism, South American Folk Medicine, Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, Shamanism, Curanderismo

Offering classes, wellness consultations, Plant Spirit Courtship facilitation, and Soul integration guidance. 

Plumas Botanical Medicine Clinic


800 Pondside Drive

Quincy, CA 95971

The PBMC is a healthcare practice based in western herbal medicine and applied by herbalist Joshua Muscat.

Serving California and beyond since 1995.

Rainbow Connection 
Karin Uphoff

P.O. Box 978 
Mendocino, CA 95460
Holistic herbal praciticioner, iridologist, massage therapist, and energy healer in Mendocino. 
Consultations, customized tinctures, tea blends, and flower essence remedies. 
Author: Botanical Body Care.

Sandra Gustafson  RN BSN MHS

Herbalist Nurse Consultant


Sandra is a Registered Nurse and registered Holistic Life Consultant at Farmacopia.

She specializes in helping clients navigate health and nutritional choices for optimizing wellness and managing health conditions.

She also offers Bowenwork for pain relief and relaxation, and teaches Bowenwork classes.

The Shamanastary
Mitcho Thompson
1959 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95472


Sonoma County Herb Association
P.O. Box 2162 Sebastopol, CA 95473 
We are a local non-profit with the mission of “Fostering respect for the green world and our community through the responsible use and sustainable cultivation of herbs.” Educational meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, free of charge and wheelchair accessible.  We hold plant faires in June (All Things Herbal) and September (Fall Things Herbal) with plants (!!!) and herbal based products by local makers.  Check the event section of this website for updates on events.


Sonoma County Herb Exchange 
The Herb Exchange is a local clearinghouse providing fresh and dry organic herbs directly from grower to herbalist, medicine makers and practitioners. We specialize in hand harvested, top quality, whole herbs and roots. Open to the public, call for catalog.


Stricty Medicinals

Strictly Medicinal, LLC of Williams, Oregon offers seed, plants, live roots and tools for sustainability at

We are dedicated to supporting growers with an eclectic assortment of world medicinal herbs, also tincture presses, seed cleaning screens and books by herbalist Richo Cech

Strong Arm Farm

Strong Arm Farm is a seaweed harvest and education company led by Heidi Herrmann. 

I sustainably hand harvest, rinse and sun dry seaweed collected from the Sonoma Coast.

Sways on the Watertop

Ayurveda & Bodywork

Stacey Pfeifer/

707-972-1699 / Middletown CA

Offering affordable treatments with love:

-Nourishing Herbal Oil Abhyanga (massage)

-Lymphatic Bodywork with hot stones, gua aha & cupping 

- Ayurvedic Specialty Treatments: Shirodara, Netra Basti, Chakra Basti, 

  Tandem Massage, Herbal- steams, poultices & herbal bolus massage

- Retreat Day Packages & Panchakarma Intensives

Handcrafted herbal oils are used in every massage session along with generous amounts of traditional warm 

Ayurvedic herbal oil blends. You will feel like melted butter


Taproot Medicine 
Herbalist owned Taproot Medicine offers high quality herbal syrups, classes, plant walks, and herbal consultations with clinical herbalist Frieda Kipar Bay.


Traditional Medicinals™ 
4515 Ross Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 
For over 30 years Traditional Medicinals® has offered the highest quality, pharmacopoeial grade herbal products. We’re committed to sourcing botanical ingredients that are produced according to rigorous sustainability standards, including criteria for measuring ecological, economic and social sustainability.

Wiseflower Wellness

Rochana Felde

P.O. Box 206, Cazadero, CA 95421

Integrative wellness practitioner specializing in Flower Essence Therapy for sensitive souls. Private consultation, custom blends, and unique flower essences from the Sonoma Coast.


4200 18th St. Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94114 
Shiatsu, acupressure, somatic education and herbal consultation.


Suzanne Elliott

P.O. Box 1535

El Granada, CA. 94018


An array of Handcrafted Herbal Body and Bath Products since 1983.

Offering herbal classes and workshops on the Half Moon Bay Coastside since 1985. Specializing in wild foods foraging and cooking with a focus on "food as medicine". Herbal Ways for Women: A hands-on learning series, March-October, one Sunday per month, is a comprehensive course on everything herbal!

You Well Now

Melissa Levi has been using vision and meditation-based techniques to resolve emotional, mental and physical issues at their energetic root causes since 2015.