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Kristy Bredin, Herbalist

Herbs and Plant Remedies of the Pacific Northwest


Engaging the Life Force: Wild Carrot and Contraception
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Green Gathering
Camano 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.

Community Consultations
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10am-5pm
Bark, Root & Stem Apothecary
374 North Beach Rd., Eastsound

Community consultations are semi-private wellness consultations (hosted in a public space) that Kristy offers in support of health and healing in our community. Sessions are collaborative and educational: together we will research your condition and consider herbs, food and lifestyle changes to build a protocol. Community consultations are by donation. Click here to schedule an appointment ahead. Walk-ins welcome!


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.