Linda spent most of her twenties working in human services while living in the Pacific Northwest. An interest in developing a deeper connection to the surrounding environment lead her to begin a lifelong journey in the study of native plants, their habitats, and their medicinal qualities. Wanting to develop clinical skills that would allow a deeper understanding of the human body and current modern day treatment of illness, Linda pursued licensure as a Registered Nurse and currently works in the Progressive Care Unit at Doylestown Hospital.
All the while, she has continued to study the use of plants as medicine, most recently with New Jersey Herbalist David Winston. Linda hopes to use this knowledge and experience to help bridge the two worlds in order to improve outcomes for patients and our environment. While most of Linda’s interactions with plants have been in the wild, she has always maintained a small herb garden. Being a part of Barefoot Gardens has allowed her to expand her small experimental herb gardens into small production gardens aimed at sharing the benefits of herbs with the surrounding community. In addition to growing medicinal and culinary herbs, Linda’s love of native plants shows through in her 3 acre “wildlife corridor” in which she has replanted an area of what was sod production in native grasses, herbs, shrubs, and trees in an attempt to recreate a small fragment of a lost Pennsylvania landscape.