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Kristy Bredin, Herbalist

Herbs and Plant Remedies of the Pacific Northwest



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.