Rachael runs with elk, flies with birds, plays with plants and laughs with the sun. After completing her B.S. in ecology and evolution underneath the redwoods at UC Santa Cruz, she followed her nomadic tendencies traveling the world to study various ecosystems and their cultures. Her journeys have led her to the overwhelming desire to connect people with nature and, more specifically, plants. She has completed an herbal apprentice with EagleSong E. Gardner as well as a wild plant intensive with Lindsay Huettman and currently wildcrafts for a local herbal business, Julia’s Good Medicine. Rachael has learned to tend generational gardens by being a student as well as a teacher. Her love for teaching outdoor education has encouraged her to incorporate primitive skills into her everyday being while honoring the land and ancestors that mentor us. If she is not playing in the woods, Rachael is commonly found fermenting, wildcrafting, gardening, basket weaving, tracking, tanning hides and cultivating relationships with people, plants and animals. More about Rachael’s teachings and classes can be found at her website, Wildness Within.