Michelle grew up gardening in middle Tennessee, and was lucky enough to have a grandfather who led her on adventures such as wild mushroom hunting and making dandelion wine. The peach doesn’t fall far from the tree! Her formal herbal studies include a masters degree in Chinese medicine from Daoist Traditions and studies at the Chestnut School, both in Asheville. She currently manages the herbal apothecary and treats patients at Appalachian Acupuncture near downtown Johnson City. Her dream is to nourish the herbalist and herb growers community in east TN, and to create a network enabling clinics to be stocked with medicinal herbs grown by local farmers.