I’m Sara Schuster and I'm an herbalist, homesteader, and medicinal herb farmer living and growing on 13 acres just north of Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout my teen years and into early adulthood, I felt called to the plant world but instead spent a decade trying on different careers before finally returning to the plant path. Now my days are happily filled with tending to the farm and woods here where I grow medicinal herbs, create small-batch herbal products, and offer one-on-one client consultations. I also create the Tending Seeds podcast and offer classes and hands-on workshops throughout the year. You can find an herbal article from me each month in Out & About Nashville, a popular print magazine and online publication. When I don’t have my hands in the garden, I am often curled up with one of our senior rescue dogs and reading a book.


I am in the final stage of completing a 1000 hour certification in herbalism from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Plant conservation and plant medicine accessibility are both passions of mine, and because of that I am a member and financial supporter of United Plant Savers and Herbalists Without Borders. I have also served on the leadership board for the Tennessee chapter of the American Herbalist Guild since 2018.