Check out Sarah’s latest video Essential Herbal Remedies for the Fall 2020.
Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci is the owner of Sweet Flag Herbs. She based in Chautauqua County, NY, where she primarily offers educational events and garden & property consultations. Sarah is also a proud team member at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine where she works as a Student Support Specialist. She is the Co-Coordinator of the WNY chapter of Herbalists Without Borders, and the coordinator of Greystone Nature Preserve’s Native Medicinal Plant Trail in Fredonia, NY. Look for her past course contributions to the Herbal Academy’s online classes.
Sarah is excited to offer a new writing project, A Nourishing Harvest. Sarah explores contamination issues that affect veggie/herb gardeners and wild foragers. All articles are free and public.
Sarah is a 2014 graduate of the Holistic Herbalism program at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine (BRSHM) and a Clinical Herbalism student with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She graduated from Denison University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Sustainable Development. Since then, she has worked to connect people with plants, nature, and food. Sarah spent 3 seasons apprenticing and working for organic vegetable and herb farms, and coordinated a gardening education program through the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (CCRM). Sarah developed and coordinated CCRM’s Cooking and Nutrition Program, which was awarded the NYS Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program Best Practice Award in 2013.
Sarah moved to North Carolina in 2013 to complete a Horticultural therapy program alongside the BRSHM herbal medicine program. While completing her studies, she worked as a horticultural therapist at St. Gerard House, implementing a pre-vocational vegetable and herb garden program for individuals with autism.
Sarah has always felt most alive and herself when immersed in nature. She is passionate about knowing the ecosystem in her home region, and believes that a sustainable relationship with nature is required for human wellbeing. She is grateful to combine her love of plants, people, and community in her work with Sweet Flag Herbs.
Sarah has been a part of the Be Healthy Institute educational community for over three years. In the classroom Sarah has inspired so many of us to make our own syrups, teas & tinctures from our local plants and garden herbs. Our neighborhood plant & herb walk is a favorite of Sarah’s many followers. Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable and has a lovely calmness to her presentation style. It is amazing to watch these class experiences unfold. Sarah is unique in her ability to weave together the wisdom & traditions of ancient plants with the facts & figures available in our modern time, all neatly bound together by Sarah’s intuitive guidance. If you have not had the opportunity to experience one of Sarah’s classes yet I encourage you to explore the videos and live classes available at Be Healthy Institute.