ABOUT AMANDA DAVID

Above all, I am a lover of plants and a lover of people. My life work is about bringing them together in a way that promotes personal and planetary health.
— Amanda
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Amanda David is the mother of three amazing children and a plant lover from way back who has been intimately studying herbal medicine for over 20 years.

Along her path she has been a seasonal farm worker, completed the intern program at the Herb Pharm, started community gardens, graduated from the Chartered Herbalist program at Dominion Herbal College, apprenticed with world-renowned herbalist and medicine woman Susun Weed, worked as a birth doula, honed her clinical skills with Margi Flint, and is currently continuing her herbal studies with Dr. Aviva Romm. (Although she will readily admit that most of what she really knows came from her kids, her clients, her students and the plants).

Since 2007 she has been supplying her community with a wide array of lovingly handcrafted remedies and has been offering deeply personal herbal health consultations and education since 2011. She co-founded the Peoples Garden Project, the Fingerlakes Herbal Network and the Herbal Hoedown. Her newest works are Bramble, community herb shop and the People’s Medicine Project, which seeks to make herbal medicine, education and consultations accessible to all members of our community with a particular focus on meeting the needs of the oppressed.

 

ABOUT ROOTWORK HERBALS

 

Rootwork Herbals seeks to serve our community through herbal education, consultations and handcrafted remedies that are high quality and accessible to all. We strive to inspire and empower people to take back responsibility for their health utilizing plant medicine in a way that is bioregional, regenerative and joyful.

 

OUR ROOTS

 

 
  • REGENERATIVE
  • BIOREGIONAL
  • DOWN-TO-EARTH
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • BLACK MAGIC
  • DECOLONIZED
  • SUSTAINABLE
  • LOVINGLY HANDCRAFTED
  • POC PLANT PEOPLE
  • COMMUNITY HERBALISM
 
 

ABOUT OUR MEDICINE

 

The quality of our products is deeply rooted in the plants and our relationship to them. We devotedly grow and wildcraft herbs so that we can guarantee their freshness and vitality. We then gather our herbs at the peak of their potency, closely following the plant’s life cycle, as well as seasonal rhythms. Once harvested, we immediately begin the medicine making process so that the plant’s energy is not lost. The herbs that we do not harvest ourselves, are purchased from certified organic growers that we know and trust. All of our medicines are made by our hands in small batches with every detail accounted for.

 

We also strongly believe in using abundant, local plants over distant and/or rare plants. In fact, most of the herbs we use are so common that most folks only recognize them as weeds. However, we cherish the plentiful offerings of healing and nourishment so freely given by these weeds.