Welcome to

Welcome to

We are a small, family-owned business dedicated to helping people learn about the nourishing and healing qualities of plants.

John and I started LearningHerbs in 2004 just after our daughter, Hailey, was born. Our son, Rowan, was five at the time. John had been studying herbs for several years, and as a young family, we were excited about all we were learning about herbs. We would gather plants together and turn them into food and medicine for ourselves and our children.

LearningHerbs was born out of our desire to share what we were learning with other families. We are continually developing simple, creative ways to connect people with plants – like our Wildcraft! board game and HerbMentor, our membership site.

As our little home business has grown, we have been able to hire an amazing team. We have dedicated ourselves to developing a work culture where everyone is thriving, hiring people for positions they are passionate to fill, and prioritizing vibrant health for all our employees.

We believe that everyone should have access to the healing herbs that grow around them. We do this by nourishing our growing community of home herbalists.

Kimberly Gallagher

Our Vision

We envision a world where…

Core Values

Gratitude: This is the foundational principle underlying everything we do. We are grateful for the plants and their healing qualities, for our elders and mentors, for the gift of life, and for each and every opportunity to effectively serve our vision and mission.

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability: This company was born out of a deep love for the earth and life on earth. We believe that making herbalism simple empowers people to stay healthy using herbs and connects them to nature. This leads to healthier people and a healthier planet. Many of our products are made with FSC certified or recycled papers.

Whole Plant Remedies: Plants, in their whole natural form are nourishing, healing, and easily assimilated into our bodies. For this reason, we focus on teaching about the healing and nourishing qualities of plants as food and remedies like herbal infusions, salves, and poultices or compresses that involve minimal processing of recently harvested plants. 

Vibrant Health: We are committed to the vibrant health and well-being of our LearningHerbs team, our customers, their communities, the natural world, and the generations of the future.

Simple, Hands-On Learning: We are committed to providing the highest quality, most accessible, simple, fun, creative, hands-on learning experiences possible. We want our customers to feel inspired, delighted, and empowered.

Whole-Hearted Leadership: As leaders in herbal education, our team takes the responsibility of providing safe, reliable information seriously. We operate from a foundation of knowledge and care and are generous with our offerings, always keeping customer satisfaction as a top priority.

Social Justice: We are committed to everyone having access to herbal wisdom. As small business owners, we feel a responsibility to seek out ways that we can help shift our culture so that it becomes more socially just. We are currently involved in training to help us understand how we can most effectively use our resources in this way. Two questions we are currently exploring are:

  1. What work do we need to do within ourselves and our organization to make LearningHerbs a comfortable, accessible, inspiring place for BIPOC home herbalists to learn and grow?
  2. How can we most effectively support BIPOC herbalists within the greater herbal community?

Our Team

John Gallagher​

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Favorite plant ally: Dandelion

Favorite blog post: The Earth Shake!

Hobbies: Guitar, Hiking

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Kimberly Gallagher​

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Favorite plant ally: Chickweed

Favorite blog post: Self Care Secrets: How to Create an Herbal Bath

Hobbies: Dancing, Knitting, Sailing

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Deb Winters

Chief Operations Officer

Favorite plant ally: Elderberry

Favorite blog post: How to Make Sparkling Hop Water

Hobbies: Racket Sports, Martial Arts, Dirt Bikes

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Rosalee de la Forêt

Herbalist, Education Director

Favorite plant ally: Hawthorn

Favorite blog post: Sore Throat Spray

Hobbies: Knitting, Swimming, Kayaking

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Nahanni Hartwood

Project Manager

Favorite plant ally: Lavender

Favorite blog post: Healthy Soup Recipes

Hobbies: Reading, Yoga, Hanging out with my kids

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Nate Malmgren

Technical Supervisor

Favorite plant ally: Basil

Favorite blog post: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hobbies: Music, DJ'ing, Collecting Records, Family, Outdoors

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Jenny Barandich

Graphic Designer / Content Manager

Favorite plant ally: Elderberry

Favorite blog post: What Wildcrafting Has Taught Me About Sustainability

Hobbies: Knitting, Tending Kids, Garden, Kittens, Cooking

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Li Wong

Community Engagement Team

Favorite plant ally: Too many! But I resonate the most with Rose

Favorite blog post: 5 Different Ways To Make Elderberry Tea

Hobbies: Writing, Aromatherapy, Formulation

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Jewel Gonzalez 

Community Engagement Team

Favorite plant ally: Jewelweed

Favorite blog post: 7 DIY Herbal Skin Care Recipes

Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Gaming

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Savhanna Winters

Herbal Remedy Kit Manager

Favorite plant ally: Redwoods

Favorite blog post: The Season of Stillness: Winter Gardening Tips

Hobbies: Writing, Roleplaying Games (RPGs), Table Top Game Design

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Our team and customers are an extension of our family. We are so glad you are here! We hope that our family inspires your family to do amazing things in this world.

Warmly,

 

Kimberly Gallagher
LearningHerbs Co-Founder

John Gallagher​

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Favorite plant ally: Dandelion

Favorite blog post: The Earth Shake!

Hobbies: Guitar, Hiking

Read more ▸

Kimberly Gallagher​

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Favorite plant ally: Chickweed

Favorite blog post: Self Care Secrets: How to Create an Herbal Bath

Hobbies: Dancing, Knitting, Sailing

Read more ▸

Deb Winters

Chief Operations Officer

Favorite plant ally: Elderberry

Favorite blog post: How to Make Sparkling Hop Water

Hobbies: Racket Sports, Martial Arts, Dirt Bikes

Read more ▸

Rosalee de la Forêt

Herbalist, Education Director

Favorite plant ally: Hawthorn

Favorite blog post: Sore Throat Spray

Hobbies: Knitting, Swimming, Kayaking

Read more ▸

Nahanni Hartwood

Project Manager

Favorite plant ally: Lavender

Favorite blog post: Healthy Soup Recipes

Hobbies: Reading, Yoga, Hanging out with my kids

Read more ▸

Nate Malmgren

Technical Supervisor

Favorite plant ally: Basil

Favorite blog post: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hobbies: Music, DJ'ing, Collecting Records, Family, Outdoors

Read more ▸

Jenny Barandich

Graphic Designer / Content Manager

Favorite plant ally: Elderberry

Favorite blog post: What Wildcrafting Has Taught Me About Sustainability

Hobbies: Knitting, Tending Kids, Garden, Kittens, Cooking

Read more ▸

Li Wong

Community Engagement Team

Favorite plant ally: Too many! But I resonate the most with Rose

Favorite blog post: 5 Different Ways To Make Elderberry Tea

Hobbies: Writing, Aromatherapy, Formulation

Read more ▸

Jewel Gonzalez 

Community Engagement Team

Favorite plant ally: Jewelweed

Favorite blog post: 7 DIY Herbal Skin Care Recipes

Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Gaming

Read more ▸

Savhanna Winters

Herbal Remedy Kit Manager

Favorite plant ally: Redwoods

Favorite blog post: The Season of Stillness: Winter Gardening Tips

Hobbies: Writing, Roleplaying Games (RPGs), Table Top Game Design

Read more ▸

Our team and customers are an extension of our family. We are so glad you are here! We hope that our family inspires your family to do amazing things in this world.

Warmly,

 

Kimberly Gallagher
LearningHerbs Co-Founder

Thank You!

the whole team at LearningHerbs

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