Heather Wood Buzzard
Heather Wood Buzzard is a wildcrafter in both the obvious and abstract senses of the word – she harvests wild plants for medicine for her small apothecary and others in the community, while she also works to craft the wild, with words and photographs, into a way of being wild in a world in need of exactly that. She apprenticed at Herb Pharm, the largest producer of medicinal tinctures in the US, where she completed a season engaged in deeply learning and integrating a range of herbal knowledge from the production, processing and medicine making side to the areas of anatomy and physiology, botany and plant spirit medicine. Heeding the call of the healer, Heather has since completed over 1000 hours of self and formal study with various herbal mentors since leaving the Pharm Farm. She now owns and runs her own small apothecary, Featherbs, where she produces tinctures, teas, and more from 100% wild plant material. Heather is completing her clinical herbalist training at the Appalachian Center of Natural Health with a fourth generation herbalist while she simultaneously pursues her MA in writing with a Certificate in Narrative Medicine. Heather, with her husband and their rotating ark of animals, dwell in the botanical abundance of Madison County.