We are a small, independent herb school based in Seattle. We offer classes and long term programs in herbalism and foraging.
What I Teach:
Holistic herbalism (East and west)
Materia medica (uses of herbs)
Herbal medicine making
Foraging edible and medicinal plants
Natalie Hammerquist is an herbalist born and raised in the Seattle area. She studied herbalism, plant taxonomy and food science at the Evergreen State College, and then went on to study with renowned herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller in Portland, Oregon. Since her studies with Cascade, Natalie has studied with several herbalists including Matthew Wood, Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, Missy Rohs, and Margi Flint. She worked as the lead herbalist and bulk herb buyer at Rainbow Natural Remedies on Capitol Hill, until she left to found the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine. She integrates aspects of both Chinese medicine and Western herbalism into her holistic approach. Her areas of focus include physical assessment methods and bioregional plant ID.
As a teacher, Natalie is flexible, engaging and multi-sensory. She has extensive teaching experience, and is always looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting.
Natalie teaches both yearlong programs, as well as evening classes and plant walks. In addition to teaching, she has a small clinical practice on Beacon Hill. Click here for more information on that.