Colleen Codekas runs the blog Grow Forage Cook Ferment (, a website that teaches about all types of homesteading endeavors, particularly related to food, herbalism, wildcrafting, permaculture, health and modern homesteading. She loves growing and foraging for herbs, mushrooms, and wild food, making natural herbal products, cooking from scratch, brewing mead, and fermenting anything she can get her hands on. She has her own Etsy shop, Coco’s Herbals ( where she sells her handmade herbal salves and lip balms. She has taken the Introductory Herbal Course from The Herbal Academy, and is excited to start the Intermediate Course very soon!