Annie McCleary has been working and playing with wild and cultivated herbs for over 25 years. Annie is a medicine maker and herb teacher. In 1989, Annie founded Purple Coneflower Herbals. For many years, she organically grew Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as Purple Coneflower. Responding to the over-harvest of Goldenseal in the wild, she successfully organically cultivated this valued native medicinal under shade cloth, replicating Goldenseal's natural woodlands habitat. An experienced dowser and trained in Reiki, Annie works with plant spirit
medicine. Her daily communications with plant beings guide and inspire her
work. She been teaching herb classes and leading herb walks for over 25 years, and focuses on plant spirit communion, holistic approaches to women's health and menopause, kitchen medicine and sustainable wild harvesting principles.