Hello! I'm denise. I live as an visual artist in NYC and also work giving grants in the performing arts. Even though I've lived in this crazy city for 11 years now my love for the natural world is deep and I hope to help bring awareness of it to my peers here through my own learning and teaching. Even here in the city powerful medicinals like burdock and mugwort grow abundantly. I have been studying herbs deeply for about 3 years now and this fall spent 6 weeks at the United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Ohio (http://www.unitedplantsavers.org/.) I encourage anyone and everyone to visit there and if you can stay for the immersive internship experience! It is such a wonderful place! I kept a blog about my experience here: http://www.seedstemflower.tumblr.com. check it out and excited to read your posts!