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 have completed a 1000 hour certificate in herbalism from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and continue to pursue new paths of learning and study with my peers and elders. 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.