Kate Miller has an extensive resume when it comes to holistic health. She is a Bioregional/Biodynamic Community Herbalist, Medicinal Herb Grower, and Permaculture Design Teacher. She also teaches Herbal Medicine, Mountain Ecology, and Ethical Wildcrafting Practices. As a Certified Herbalist from Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder she has a private practice as well as partnering with Dynamic Roots High Altitude Herbals, and building her own company from the ground up: Alpine Botanicals.
The thread that weaves all these elements into Kate is her passion for growing and harvesting edible and medicinal herbs. You can’t spend more than five minutes with Kate without hearing about permaculture, and wildcrafting.
What is permaculture?
“Permaculture for me is all about how we are interacting with the earth and what steps we are taking in our everyday lives to design a system of resiliency…making sure that the systems we are implementing are going to be stronger as time goes on rather than weaker.”
What is wildcrafting?
“Wildcrafting is harvesting plants you are not growing yourself…[walking on] lands that we are not manipulating, going out into nature and harvesting plants. At Dynamic Roots we focus on ethical wildcrafting, a small percentage of what we do because it is such a trending industry. There are many more at risk plants than there used to be, we used to be able to go out into the woods and harvest as much as you wanted. But now there’s a risk of devastating plant species that way. Establishing that relationship with the plants.”
Kate answers these questions and more from Greg Peterson on his podcast, I encourage you to listen to the entire interview on YouTube here!
At the Holistic Homestead, we are deeply honored to have this Wise Woman with us for our annual Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party this Saturday, June 24th, starting at 10 am. Her companies, Dynamic Roots and Alpine Botanicals are also some of our longest, and dearest sponsors. Please support these companies, and do join us at The Holistic Homestead for our Solstice Wildcrafting Party!