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Author Bio

Wendy Read


Wendy Read is a certified herbalist, holistic massage therapist, and plant spirit healing practitioner with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from California State University, Chico. She studied with herbalists and shamanic healers in Mexico, Guatemala, Swaziland, South Africa, Senegal, and the United States.


Since 2005 she taught at Motherland Sanctuary and many other herbal schools and symposiums, including her own school, The California Healing Institute. She is a spiritual counselor and the founding minister of the Caretaker’s Garden Healing Sanctuary, where she also runs her holistic family practice, located in Northern California.


Wendy has been a teacher of the healing arts for 15 years, and founded her own healing arts school, the California Healing Institute in 2013. CHI provides hands-on learning through apprenticeship programs and classes in Cannabis Therapy, Herbology and Medicine Making.

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