About Jennifer Ardis Schlaich

Completing an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies in 2008 from UCSB with a focus in Biotic Conservation & Small-Scale/Organic Agriculture & a Community Herbalist Certification in 2013 from Pacific Rim College, I have since been immersed in land stewardship & community-based food systems. From 2014-2019, I continued studies via mentorship with Isla Burgess, an internationally renown herbalist, both in-person & via correspondence.  In addition to more formal study, I've gained hands-on experience in: herbal dispensaries, essential oil and hydrosol distillation, product creation & growing/harvesting medicinal plants. Currently,  I am completing a Masters of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine at Maryland University of Integrative Health. 


In addition to my work as an herbalist, I have spent the last ten years working in small-scale organic food systems. I currently work full-time as the Food Sovereignty Program (FSP) Specialist for the Bishop Paiute Tribe's Environmental Management Office. As the FSP manager, I am responsible for daily oversight of staff & FSP initiatives that include: 2 gardens, bioregional seed saving, a Community Farmer's Market held at the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, youth internships, & regenerative agriculture workshops. 


As the founder of Radicle Wellness I believe that, through inspiring engagement with herbs, local plants, and ‘weeds’, plants are capable of reconnecting humans to their health and the places that sustain us.


A THANK YOU TO MY MENTORS & THOSE WHO INSPIRE THIS PATH

(left to right): 

Carmen Adams: Registered Herbalist (AHG)

Isla Burgess: Herbalist & Author, New Zealand

Susanne Fischer-Rizzi: Herbalist & Author, Germany 

And, to so many others including teachers at: 

-the Malango Center of Healers in Fatick, Senegal West  Africa

 -Pacific Rim College in Victoria, Canada & 

-Maryland University of Integrative Health