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Katherine Elmer

Katherine Elmer
Adjunct Faculty, Holistic Health, Environmental and Health Sciences

About Katherine Elmer

Katherine Elmer (she/her) grew up in the green hills of Central Vermont (Western Abenaki territory) and revels in the opportunity to connect with clients and learners around a shared love of place, nature, and social justice through whole foods nutrition and herbal medicine. She is a clinically-trained community herbalist and lecturer on Herbal Medicine, Integrative Health and Food Systems topics at the University of Vermont and Northern Vermont University. She has a Master’s in Natural Resources from UVM, is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and has completed professional herbal training through the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. She manages medicinal plant gardens on the UVM campus and is the faculty advisor for the UVM student Herbalism Club.
Katherine is a clinical herbalist at the Railyard Apothecary and teaches regular community classes and herb walks in the Greater Burlington area and as a teaching fellow at the Metta Earth Institute in Lincoln, VT. She is co-founder of the Railyard Apothecary ( and an educational nonprofit called Spoonful Herbals ( which offers a local Herbal CSA share program, a Community Herbalism Apprenticeship, “Backyard Apothecary” consultations to farmers and homesteaders, and Herbal Justice organizing and mutual aid donations. She is a proud mom to her son, Liam, and they live in Burlington’s Old North End.
Courses Taught:
Herbs: The Medicine Garden