Alison Wood is a mother, student, community herbalist and devoteé of the wild. She is passionate about sustainable, off-the-grid community healthcare where we are empowered to tend our (and our children’s!) health through effective Earth-based remedies that don’t rely on the pharmaceutical industry. Alison created and runs Newmoonshine Herbal Arts, a poetic and educational venue for sharing her tonic and wild herbal medicines. She advocates a shift towards relating to plant medicines as a wise allies and fellow beings, rather than objects with physiological/symptomatic function. She has a background in Western herbalism, plant spirit medicine and Shadow yoga as well as a B.S. in Earth Science, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.