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Kristy Bredin, Herbalist

Herbs and Plant Remedies of the Pacific Northwest


Engaging the Life Force: Wild Carrot and Contraception
Sunday, May 19, 5:30-7:00PM
Bark, Root & Stem Apothecary
Orcas Island, WA

Wild Carrot Seed (Daucas carota) has been used for centuries by women to prevent pregnancy. Working with this traditional method of contraception offers modern people with the ability to conceive an alternative birth control option and an opportunity to connect more deeply with the cycles of their bodies.

Medicinal Plant Excursion
with Ryan Drum, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 11am-2pm
OCPA (Orcas Community Participatory Agriculture)
Orcas Island, WA

Join Ryan Drum and Kristy Bredin for a plant walk adventure as we explore the OCPA garden to find native and newcomer plants in forest, field and garden. Find out medicinal uses, legend and lore of plants that pop-up in the least expected places.

Healing Power of Bitters
Sunday, Ma 26, 2019, 5:30-7pm
Bark, Root & Stem Apothecary
Orcas Island, WA

Regarded as a folk cure-all in legend and lore, bitters have a long tradition of being used to aid digestive processes and promote optimal health.


Apprenticeship Program

Kristy teaches a variety of classes on Orcas Island, WA, and in the Pacific Northwest region. She offers an in-depth field-based local plant medicine Apprenticeship Program in the San Juan Islands.



Order dried and live plants. A continuation of Ryan Drum’s Island Herbs.


Kristy Bredin, Herbalist

Kristy Bredin began her journey as an herbalist in 2009, when she began a two-year apprenticeship with herbalist Robin Rose Bennett in New York. For the past 7 years she has worked with Ryan Drum, wildcrafting medicinal herbs and cultivating an in-depth knowledge of traditional Western herbalism and local plants and seaweeds. From 2013–15 she ran a small business specializing in plant remedies of the Pacific Northwest, Mermaid Botanicals.

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Kristy offers sliding scale consultations.