I remember sitting in the library as a child listening to a story, Strega Nona. A book literally meaning “Grandma Witch”. She sings a magic song to stop pasta from overtaking a town. She was known for her healing and medicine making abilities. That girl, me, has grown but still connects with this character. Like Strega Nona I am a witch of sorts, conjuring up medicine and cooking neat and new foods.
A clear early camp memory I have is harvesting dandelion leaves and making a melted cheese to go on them. Today you can find me making dandelion pasta, fritters, or making dandelion deviled eggs. Recently when I was asked what plant exemplifies me I said dandelion because it is resilient, powerful, and has so much unknown and enormous abilities to heal. I love to teach about nature's wonders and connect others with plants for they have so many gifts to offer us if we only listen. I had however become very disconnected from myself and nature for years. I was living a toxic lifestyle in New York City resulting in a host of digestive and irritable bowel issues. In 2013 a radical shift happened with a life-changing experience.
Melanie works with clients individually to find balance, peace, live to their highest potential. Breakthrough and break free.
Plant Talk Group
We offer monthly classes via zoom packed full of information on medicinal and edible plants. Get connected to what's growing in your backyard, connect with like minded people worldwide and to your ancestral plant roots.
Shona M., Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
I have really enjoyed taking part in Melanie's plant talk workshops. Her knowledge of plant medicine and how to forage for edibles is extensive and her enthusiasm infectious! Her upbeat personality and passion for plants makes the workshops both engaging and fun to take part in. Melanie has a hands on approach and demonstrates different techniques for making herbal infusions, tinctures, lotions and potions during the workshops.
Michaela K., Stratford, C.T.
I had never heard of flower essences before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now I am obsessed! The consultation was great. Melanie listened to the various things that were going on in my life and together we found a common theme and from there she was able to recommend a blend flower essences that would suit my specific needs. She put together a mantra for me to use with the flower essences. The worries and fears that were coming up in relation to what I discussed with Melanie have subsided. I feel amazing and am so grateful for Melanie!
Elora A. New Milford, C.T.
Melanie's workshop on Ayurveda was fantastic! She covered all the bases in a fun and interactive way, although not all of Ayurveda can be explained in a hr and a half- Melanie did a great job teaching and encouraging us to try out some Ayurvedic techniques in our daily lives!