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Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Emma Merritt

1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT

Our farm landscapes are capable of so much more than the first meets the eye: they produce nourishing foods, but also give us powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards. This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.


Emma Merritt is a clinical herbalist and educator that specializes in the art and science of traditional western herbalism, often using the familiar plants that grow all around us in the Northeastern United States. Her practice is rooted in the belief that all of us possess an innate capacity for healing and wellness that can be nourished and supported by our plant allies. Radiant vitality stems from a connection to the earth, and each of us has within us the capacity to achieve more vibrant health. Emma has been working with the Burlington community as a professional herbalist since 2013. She has a certificate of completion from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism’s three year Clinical Training Program representing over 1,300 hours of advanced instruction and experience in the art, science, and practice of herbalism, including over 200 hours of supervised clinical internship. In addition to offering private consultations, Emma enjoys teaching classes, making medicine, and walking in the woods.

This program is offered in partnership with Railyard Apothecary by Urban Moonshine & Burlington Herb Clinic.

Registration Details: 

$15 per person. Registration is required. Please contact Director of Community Programs Tre McCarney with any questions at