Monarda is an intuitive folk herbalist, tea maker, storyweaver and educator. She has been studying herbalism and fermentation since 2007, launching the Wild Farmacy Project, Tea for the People and the Driftless Herbal Exchange Network in that time. She has found a passion for empowering folks to make the best medicine for themselves. Her educational focus is making traditional herbal techniques and practices more accessible for people, so that they can practice herbal crafts in their own homes. Her work is cross-pollinated with story-telling, social and environmental permaculture, spiritual herbalism, and healing justice.