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Kristy Bredin, Herbalist

Herbs and Plant Remedies of the Pacific Northwest


Engaging the Life Force: Wild Carrot and Contraception
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5-7pm
Bark, Root & Stem
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 women not only an alternative birth control option, but also an opportunity to connect more deeply with the cycles of their bodies

Art and Science of Medicine Making
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1-4pm
Bark, Root & Stem
Orcas Island, WA

Explore the art of medicine making and discover why work with herbs in different ways. In this class we will learn how to navigate choosing the best medium for plant medicines and how to learn about plant medicines through sensory experience.

**A Pre-Requisite to the Apprenticeship Program

Healing Power of Bitters
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 5-7pm
Bark, Root & Stem
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.