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About Open Oak

Katharine is a writer, botanical illustrator, and herbalism enthusiast who pursues the wisdom that plants have to offer through the compilation of her modern-day materia medica, or herbal journal. By studying herbs on an individual basis, she seeks to deepen her understanding of how a closer communion with the earth and its plants can enrich the health, mind, and life of the one who engages with them. The name of her blog, The Open Oak, embodies this desire to learn—oaks have long been held in the Druidic tradition as symbols of wisdom and holy knowledge, and she hopes that the information she gathers and offers in this space can help open others up to all that Nature has to share!