Elise Higley (she/her) is a folk herbalist, wife, mother, grandmother and farmer. With her background in Western Herbalism at California School of Herbal Studies and her husband Jeff’s background in organic farming they blended their dreams and created a full-fledged herb farm in 2013. Together they own and operate Oshala Farm. Oshala Farm is a 145 acre family run farm in Applegate Valley, Oregon with 80 plus medicinal herbs in cultivation. Her teachers/mentors include many: including Cascade Anderson Geller, Rosemary Gladstar, Karen Aguiar, Teri Jensen, Lily Mazzarella, Autumn Summers, David Hoffman, Shana Lipner-Grover, Jon Carlson and of course the plants themselves! In her downtime, (9pm-5am) she helps with the Breitenbush Herbal Conference, TerraVita Herbal Symposium and works on agricultural advocacy.