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Juliet Blankespoor

Hi there, Rosebay!
I'm Juliet, the herbalist behind this account.

I founded the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in 2007 and serve as the school’s primary instructor and Creative Director. I've been a professional plant-human matchmaker for close to three decades.  I caught the plant bug when I was nineteen and went on to earn a degree in Botany.  I’ve owned just about every type of herbal business you can imagine: an herbal nursery, a medicinal products business, a clinical practice, and now, an herbal school.

These days, I channel my botanical obsession with my writing and photography in my online programs and my personal blog, Castanea. I'm writing my first book: Cultivating Medicinal Herbs: Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Handcrafted Remedies from Your Home Garden. My houseplants and I share a home with my family and herb books in Asheville, North Carolina.

Blog Castanea

Herbal Aphrodisiac Shortbread Cookies
Storing Dried Herbs and Herbal Preparations for Freshness and Longevity
Winter Spiced Herbal Bitters for Digestive Health
Botánica Cimarrón: Student Business Spotlight
Herbal Gift-Giving Guide
Herbal Compound Butters for Festive Feasting
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