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Natalie Hammerquist

Author, herbalist, educator

Natalie Hammerquist is an herbalist born and raised in the Seattle area, with a passion for connecting people with the natural world. She studied herbalism, plant taxonomy, and food science at the Evergreen State College, and then went on to learn from renowned herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller in Portland, Oregon. Since her studies with Cascade, Natalie has expanded her knowledge by studying with several esteemed herbalists, including Matthew Wood, Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, Missy Rohs, and Margi Flint.

Natalie worked as the lead herbalist and bulk herb buyer at Rainbow Natural Remedies on Capitol Hill before founding the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine in 2016. She has now taught more than a thousand people in the Pacific Northwest!

As a teacher, Natalie is known for her flexibility, engaging style, and multi-sensory approach. She has extensive teaching experience and is always looking for innovative ways to keep her classes fresh and exciting. She offers both online and in-person classes in medicinal plants, edible plants, herbal medicine making, foraging and more. 

Natalie recently published a book titled Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest: A Visual Guide to Harvesting and Healing with 35 Common Species, published by Mountaineers Books. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the identification and use of common medicinal plants in the Pacific Northwest, offering practical advice for those interested in herbal medicine and foraging. Her second book, which will be a field guide to edible plants in the PNW, is scheduled for release in August 2025.

Natalie lives in Roslyn, WA with her fiancé. She enjoys hiking, skiing, rock climbing, foraging, photography and reading.

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