Meet Mel

Mel Kasting is an American Herbalists Guild certified clinical herbalist, botanist, and amateur wild foods chef, living on 70 beautiful acres of shared land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Virginia. She is an instructor and Clinic Director for the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine’s student-led free clinic located in Lowgap, North Carolina. She has been in practice for 7.5 years, offering in-person and distance consultations.

Through free clinic work and her new business, Forest Edge Herbals, Mel is exploring the intersections of herbalism, botany, society, and somatic experiencing to support plant-centered botanical medicine, marginalized communities and the celebration of the teeming diversity life brings.


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