Kate Miller is a community herbalist, herb grower, & Permaculture Design Teacher. She is formally trained in the field of Permaculture Design & Herbal Medicine, with a focus on Dry-land Farming, Western Herbalism, Mountain Ecology, & Ethical Wildcrafting Practices. She is a Certified Herbalist from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, and graduated with honors from their Fundamentals and Advanced programs before going on to apprentice for an herbalist and holistic healthcare practitioner for more than a year.
Kate began her studies in herbal medicine and nutrition as a teenager , and dove in deep into the topics over a decade ago after a lifetime of dealing with chronic physical illness, including Lyme Disease, severe food allergies, & autoimmune issues. She is constantly exploring other modalities in alternative medicine including Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Anthroposophical (Biodynamic) medicine. She works closely with several local acupuncturists, body workers, and holistic healers to bring a collaborative discourse that bridges the gap between different healing traditions. Kate enjoys attending conferences all over the country related to the herbal medicine and Permaculture fields. Kate teaches on herbal medicine, garden strategies, fermentation, Biodynamics, and more at Permaculture Design Courses throughout Colorado including the Boulder PDC, Denver PDC, and Sunrise Ranch PDC and Permaculture Action Days.
Kate believes in the magic that both food and herbs can bring into our daily lives and rituals. She is continually inspired by her students and clients, having witnessed countless times the sense of empowerment that occurs when each of us realizes we already carry the ancient and inherent wisdom of how to heal ourselves.
Kate is a healing foods advocate, utilizing whole organic foods and delicious culinary creations for whole body health. When she's not at the apothecary, you'll usually find her hiking with her dog, working in her herb garden, or recipe testing edible and topical creations in her kitchen. She lives in a 100% off grid home just minutes away from the shop and cherishes the nurturing quiet and beauty of living in the woods at 8500ft.
Kate has been interviewed on the Urban Farm Podcast. Listen here.
Kate and her husband Greg were featured on an episode of the series Building Off Grid on the DIY Network. Season 5, Episode 7 can be purchased on Amazon.