The Florestic details the musings of a woman endlessly inspired by nature, herbal medicine, holistic health, nutrition, sustainability, and simplicity. It was created to hold space for knowledge sharing, exchange, and discovery within the realms of herbs, health, and food.
About Me | My name is Ashley Noel | I am a practicing home herbalist, holistic nutrition advocate, and educator from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest currently living on the East Coast of Canada in Montreal, Quebec.
My passion for herbal medicine first arose as a young girl, who spent her summers exploring the wild places surrounding her Northwest home. Many sweet days were spent amongst the wild lakes, meadows, and mountains | collecting sun-kissed freckles and interesting plants to take home & discover. This curiosity later developed into a thriving interest in holistic health, herbal medicine, and sustainable agriculture, which I further pursued through schooling, accreditation programs, and various apprenticeships. From receiving my BA in ecology & sustainability from the Evergreen State College, apprenticing under a diverse array of herbalists & organic farmers throughout North America, attending multiple workshops & conferences, to studying herbal medicine in depth at The School of Tradition Western Herbalism. It is there that I gained a strong foundational knowledge of herbal medicine and also studied holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, TCM, & Ayurveda. With still a lifetime of experience & knowledge to gain, I humbly continue to pursue that which inspires & ignites passion within me.