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Herbalism is the study and practice of botany, ethnobotany, pharmacology, phytochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, permaculture, farming, gardening, medicine making, cooking, first aid, community health, counseling, psychology, conservation, restoration, activism, alchemy, history, mythology, allegory,  storytelling and for some… witchcraft.

With vegetal and fungal remedies administered in a holistic manner, considering lifestyle, diet, individual constitutions, belief systems and relationships we can achieve a state of homeostatic wellbeing.

The web of interconnectedness reaches to all beings. We can not separate the health of the forest, of the river, or the wellbeing of the human species with the welfare of the planet.


These two guiding principles are the foundation we strive for as a species to retell our collective human story, regenerate ecosystems, relearn our inherent skills, reclaim our rights, reduce our negative impact and replenish depleted systems.

Deep Ecology is a philosophical belief in the inherent worth and rights of all life on Earth, including inorganic life that interacts with organic life, such as the gaseous atmosphere, minerals and waters. Seeing all elements on Earth as interconnected and integral to the healthy functioning of the whole.  

Biophilia is the intimate, nonjudgemental and unconditional love of life. With this profound love comes the knowledge of divine immanence, embodying the entirety of ecosystems, including human settlement and its byproducts, soil and water systems, land formations, flora and fauna.


Permaculture is the opposite of the Cartesian philosophical belief system that the world is a machine, and a reservoir of resources for the human machine to consume.  It is the role of the human being to facilitate and guard over the natural biological and geological systems, by being active participants, not bystanders, victims or ravenous consumers.

Permaculture believes in a reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationship with the land and natural systems, that offer back as much as the human takes. It is a tool for empowerment, offering people and communities a vocabulary and strategy for returning to  the once commonly known ways of living and thriving. Permaculture serves as a bridge for bringing people  back to the land and back to their human nature, as extensions of and a part of nature, beings on the interconnected web of life.

Educational Opportunities

We come into this world with infinite potential for learning, friendship, love and healing.
It is through a series of cultural, generational, religious, political, environmental and physical traumas as well as excessive modern stressors that cause us to feel alone, to carry heavy burdens, resulting in suffering. This all  builds, compounding and leads to physical and energetic struggles with our health and wellbeing.

Working with an herbalist means that you are taking an active role in your health, you are no longer at the whim of reductionist medicine that treats you like a disease, but you have decided to take a stand and walk the Good Medicine Road with the flora and fungi that you have co-evolved with over the course of hominid history, that know you as a whole person.Sarah is honored and happy to support you in your journey, as long as you know that healing is not an achievement, but one of many steps we take toward wholeness. She is not here for you to be dependent on her, but she is here to guide you and help you get to know the plants and mushrooms that will help bring you back into homeodynamic balance.

Sarah believes in accessibility in health care and will work with you.

She has a broad sliding scale rate of $35 – $150USD for the initial 1 hour intake, which includes an herbal treatment protocol, vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations, dietary adjustments and lifestyle suggestions. Follow ups are a sliding scale of $25 – $75 an hour, which include phone calls and tutorials.

Herbs, Supplements and other treatments are not included. Sarah will guide you for sourcing and preparation.

If you are interested in a wellness consultation, please go to the contact form and send Sarah a brief message and she will get back to you with access to the general intake form and availability.

Announcing the first-ever-all-women-taught online Permaculture Design Course, featuring a 40-woman International faculty,
including Advanced Certification in Social Permaculture and Invisible Structures.


Plants, People, Projects, Fungi, Fun

Questions, Comments, Thoughts, Concerns, Observations, Requests…

Give Back

These are some of the projects I am either a memeber of, or donate to… maybe you want to too…

Herbalist’s Without Borders

Herbalists Without Borders is an all volunteer membership based 501c3 nonprofit local to global network devoted to providing compassionate holistic care to communities and countries in need impacted by natural disasters, violent conflicts, poverty, trauma and other access barriers to health and wellness.

Herbalists Without Borders humanitarian aid and actions center around herbal health justice:  Herbal Borderless Medicine, Holistic Free People’s Clinics, Trauma Trainings, Education & Advocacy, Technical Assistance and more. HWB also promotes Nourishing Community Gardens, Medicinal Seed Saving, Seed Banks/Libraries, healthy food in food deserts, herbal education and advocacy, and social justice related to herbalism and herbal health access.

United Plant Savers

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.

Ecology Academy

International School of Herbalism, Permaculture & Mycology

This platform was founded by Sarah Wu, Lala Palmieri and Silvan Fey with the intention of bringing high quality, diverse, unique, accessible and connected educational opportunities that focus on global issues addressed from the bioregional perspective.

Our core teachings are in Whole Systems Design philosophy for the implementation, cultivation, application and lifestyles that work with medicinal plants and mushrooms.

and The Human Revolution

Matthew Human is not only a good friend and land partner, he is also a rocking artist, creating some of my favorite songs that are about the simple life, and what’s truly important – healthy food, clean air and water, true love, and community. His personal and introspective musical creations take all of us – and our changing world –
​right back to where we belong.