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About Us

Midwest Women's Herbal Mission Statement

Midwest Women’s Herbal provides herbal education and opportunities for transformation. Immersed in the Wise Woman Tradition, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, and children gather in a co-created village. Through earth-centered healing and nourishment we ally with the plants that grow around us. From the ground up we connect to weave ourselves, our families, and our communities into the dynamic spiral of health.

Midwest Women's Herbal Vision Statement

We live in a world where the feminine is honored and respected; where women stand fully in their power, acknowledging their wisdom, skills and innate healing abilities.

It takes a village….Here are the talented, dedicated women who are already working behind the scenes to weave the container, holding the possibilities for your conference experience. Now we just need YOU! Anything is possible when you co-create women's spaces and learning opportunities with your sisters and friends! Learn More About Midwest Women's Herbal's Rich Herstory

Linda | Core Team & Founder

Linda | Core Team & Founder

Linda Conroy, MSS, MLSP is a Bioregional Herbalist, Educator and Community Organizer. Inspired by the plants and the feminine, she is the founder of Moonwise Herbs, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, & Mycelium Mysteries. Linda has apprenticed with and studied with world-renowned herbalists and is a life long learner. Her passion is herbal nourishment through Wild food/Wild medicine, Community and Women’s Mysteries.

Sara | Technology and Recording Coordinator

Sara | Technology and Recording Coordinator

Sara is a busy, caring mom of 2 young boys and works full time in healthcare. Being on the coordinating team is a breath of fresh air and allows her an opportunity to lend support while learning more about the plants around her. She's been studying plants and funga most of her life and tries to help others around her to feel connection to their communities. With any free time Sara can uncover, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones, especially over a good meal.

Ashley | Coordinator

Ashley | Coordinator

Ashley Oomen is a wife and mother of three who resides in rural West Michigan and is currently embarking on her journey to Midwifery. As someone who loves getting lost in nature she nourishes her soul by hiking, camping, kayaking, wildcrafting, and spending time in her garden. The community of wise women at Midwest Women’s Herbal have created a magical sisterhood that she is honored to be a part of.

Tina | Coordinator

Tina | Coordinator

Tina Hope currently works as the Food Systems Coordinator and Yoga Instructor at Knox College. She leads community wellness workshops and classes that weave together the practice of herbalism, resilient agriculture, permaculture and yoga therapy modalities. Tina apprenticed with Linda Conroy in 2015 grateful for the skills and inspiration to create a small herbal business, tinasbotanicals.com, that grows and produces a variety of handcrafted herbal products for the local community.

Markie | Designer & Coordinator

Markie | Designer & Coordinator

Markie is honored to be supporting MWH with graphic design, web design, and marketplace coordination! Markie feels at home in the plant world and has been apprenticing & studying in the Wise Woman Tradition for 7+ years. She loves discovering wisdom and magic in the world via travel and connecting with nature, and runs a marketing company focused on supporting local & women-owned businesses, Good Land Creative.

Maria | Coordinator

Maria | Coordinator

Maria is an integrative healer and a self-love warrior with a deep and diverse background in both the culinary and healing arts. As a teacher, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, business owner, herbalist, and spiritual writer it has been her path throughout her many lifetimes to guide others. When she is not busy writing, taking care of her animals or unschooling her feral daughter, she can often be found playing in the woods, communing with the flora and fauna and dancing with the faeries.

Grace Elizabeth | Coordinator

Grace Elizabeth | Coordinator

Grace Elizabeth is a 22 year old from the Edgerton area. She stumbled into the company of Linda Conroy, who has since helped her connect with the Earth and divine feminine energy in working with her. She is so excited for the conference in May 2022, just a few days after her birthday! Grace also manages social media for the conference, both Facebook & Instagram.

Jill Kornowski | Coordinator

Jill Kornowski | Coordinator

Jill lives in Green Bay, WI, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and runs her own massage practice centered around handmade herbal oils, salves and the like. Jill loves being part of and supporting all sorts of communities, especially that of the Wise Woman Way. Spending time with her cats, sewing, creating art and cooking are all large parts of her existence. She also loves connecting with others, ancestral ways and Mother Earth.

Karen White | Coordinator

Karen White | Coordinator

(Not a) Karen White is a retired Paramedic Fire Lieutenant from Milwaukee. She now spends her time fostering senior cats (9), and transporting for any animal rescue. She was bored a few winters ago and took a tree pruning class at Wellspring, where she met Roxanne Hannah. Rox got her involved in other classes, where she met Linda Conroy. The rest is history. The people she’s met at the conference are the main driving force to want to do more, including work exchange and now coordinating!

Alicia Gasaway | Coordinator

Alicia Gasaway | Coordinator

Alicia lives in SW Wisconsin on a small farm. She has an affinity for animals and often takes in farm animals that need a safe place to retire. She is currently caring for 52 animal friends and her own 2 wild homeschooled children. Alicia plays 7 instruments and teaches private music lessons. She also cultivates a food forest, practices rotational grazing, and enjoys learning about energy healing, herbal medicine, and crafting her own tea blends.

Roxanne | Coordinator

Roxanne | Coordinator

Roxanne is a farmer, mushroom enthusiast, and small scale beekeeper located north of Milwaukee, WI. She has been participating in Midwest Women's Herbal programming since taking the Wild Food Wild Medicine certificate program with Moonwise Herbs in 2017. As part of the team, she helps organize events and communications. Her favorite pastime is walking around the farm with her baby and dog.

Mandy Groves | Coordinator

Mandy Groves | Coordinator

I am Mandy Groves. I am the mom of four pretty decent kids and a part time mushroom farmer. I enjoy camping, traveling, foraging, astrology, painting and being a part of the organizing team for the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference and Mycelium Mysteries.

Michelle Masters | Coordinator

Michelle Masters | Coordinator

Michelle is a Crone who moved to the Northwoods to be closer to her Allyuh and the “Big Lake.” She is an Andean Mesa carrier, a Shamanic Practitioner, and an energy healer. She works closely with her plant allies at her Healing Center in Hayward, where she grows many of her own plants to supplement her in-home apothecary. She is eager to join this team of amazing plant medicine carriers and celebrates the Divine Feminine energy created in the powerful community.

Virginia Cooper | Coordinator

Virginia Cooper | Coordinator

Virginia's journey began in childhood with a love of plants and the natural world, she seeks ways to be in right relationship with plant allies. Understanding that the interconnected relationships between humans and the green kingdom are essential for all of life, her facebook page ‘Trees Heal the Earth’ celebrates trees in all their resilience and glory.

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