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Kristy Garnet CLH, MSc almadinewellness.ncom



Kristy is a Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) and Professional Biologist (P.Biol) in Alberta and British Columbia (R.P.Bio.). She completed her Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biology from George Mason University in Arlington, VA, USA in 2004. Kristy reignited her interest in biology and herbal medicine and earned her Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) diploma from Wild Rose College in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Kristy believes the only way to great health is with individual support that looks at the body from a holistic perspective. She works with clients to get to the root of their health and wellness issues using herbs and natural remedies.

Laura Pasacreta Insta: @bareapothecary


Flower essence therapist

Energy clearer

I am a herbalist, flower essence therapist, energy clearer, and sole proprietor of Bare Apothecary based in Calgary. I also co-create The Village Collective - a high vibing wellness studio in Currie Barracks in Calgary. I received my herbal training from Northern Stars College of Mystical studies in Edmonton and also have a Masters in Archaeology from SFU. In my free time I love dragging my two tween/teen girls on herbal walks, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), gardening, and restoring my 1961 house with my hubby.

I am a new member of the board this year and will be a heading up the events committee and assisting with the Alberta Herbal Gathering this August. I come to the board with over 25 years of experience on local to national boards. My goals with the board are to explore new strategies/policies for growing a healthy and vibrant province-wide board and to develop some community building (and fun!) events that stretch our ideas of how to share herbalism to wider audiences.

I am delighted to be working with this dynamic and passionate board and look forward to connecting with other members!

Dagmar Holland B.Sc. (Hons.) biology

Artist Herbalist

Thinking back to my childhood, remembering how often I spent time alone in the woods, I realize my affinity for nature is a deep and sacred part of who I am. I wanted to work with nature, taking care of animals or doing biological field work and this inspired me to study biological sciences at the University of Guelph.

After working in research at the U of Alberta in animal science for a few years, life took a different trajectory, I attended art college, went into partnership as an illustrator and enjoyed the pleasure of having children. After discovering tai chi and navigating a particularly confusing time in mid life, I became interested in a new way of seeing health and healing, coming back to the wholeness of nature.

Years later I began to work in health food stores and eventually was able to attend David Winston’s program at the Center for Herbal Studies. I currently work in retail, assisting people with herbal and nutritional recommendations. It is my pleasure to assist the board in efforts to keep the practice of herbalism vital and I feel my own values in harmony with this community. I am excited to keep exploring ways to engage with plants and plant medicine.