Meagan Visser is a Registered Nurse turned folk herbalist from the southern Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee where she lives with her husband and four young sons. Her herbal journey began during her first pregnancy while working night-shift an a RN in her local Emergency Room. It was during this time that she realized she wanted to raise her children in a completely different way than what she was seeing, and she needed to lead by example. She began to learn about herbs, living naturally, and healthy eating, and she has slowly incorporated those things into her and her family's life ever since.
Her desire to become an herbalist and to share her knowledge with others began after following herbalist Shoshanna Easling, owner of the Bulk Herb Store. From there she decided to take her herbal education one step further and joined Herb Mentor where she began taking online herbal courses from various herbalists and studying a variety of different herbal teachings. She credits herbalist Rosemary Gladstar as a huge inspiration to her. In 2014, she began her formal herbal education at the Herbal Academy, and she is currently working her way through the Advanced Herbal Course.
She came on board as the Academy's Blog Coordinator in 2016. She feels extremely blessed to have left a career in modern health care in order to pursue a career in herbalism that allows her to live the lifestyle she loves.
She is the owner of Growing Up Herbal, a lifestyle blog about living life naturally, and the creator of Herb Folk, a membership site that teaches herb-minded folks how to grow their herbal knowledge in a real way by studying and using one herb at a time.