Denise is an herbalist and gardener currently living on Wabanaki land, now known as Maine, where she teaches and tends the garden at a public nature center, privately gardens for folks in her community, and grows an abundance of medicinal plants for sale and various mutual aid projects. A pivotal point in Denise’s herbal journey was an internship at The United Plant Savers Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation in 2011. It was the first time she was fully immersed in the world of medicinal plants, in their native habitat, and it inspired her to pursue a deep relationship tending to these green allies even though she was living in New York CIty at the time. She has studied with teachers across the US as well as tended plants at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island and Avena Botanicals in Maine. As an artist and writer she draws inspiration from the plants and finds joy in sharing about them in many different ways.