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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 & 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.

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.

Karen | Coordinator

Karen | 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 | Coordinator

Alicia | 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.

Michelle | Coordinator

Michelle | 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.

Isabell | Coordinator

Isabell | Coordinator

Isabell is currently an AmeriCorps intern working with Nagaajiwanaang (Fond du Lac Band) near Duluth, MN to help promote food sovereignty efforts within the community. She is on a continuous journey of learning, passionate about seed stewarding, regenerative agricultural systems, food justice, mushrooms, and building a relationship with nature. She is very excited to join the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference team and connect with all the wonderful people who make this event a reality.

Shari | Coordinator

Shari | Coordinator

Shari grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Chicago at the age of 23. After 18 years in the construction industry, she opened Peaceful Parlour. Shari first attended the Conference in its 2nd year along with her then 5 year old son. She was inspired to become a vendor, sponsor and was inducted as a Green Witch by Susun Weed. She apprenticed with Linda Conroy for 3 years, fell in love with botany and developed a desire to support women's spaces. She loves to wildcraft, hike and travel.

Carrie | Coordinator

Carrie | Coordinator

Carrie was born in Indiana and moved to Eastern Kentucky in 2002. Always loving nature and plants, it was just a matter of time before she started studying them. Becoming a member of the Kentucky Herbal Alliance forged relationships with other herbalists. She has worked on mushroom farms and taken some herbal classes to help her knowledge of nature. Living on 18 forested acres, she raises her food and medicine on her land. She loves to learn and teach.

Melanie | Coordinator

Melanie | Coordinator

HI! I'm a Nature Based Educator and homesteading mama of three, located in south Chicagoland. I am at home in nature and my calling is to nurture the values that lead to harmonious caretaking and protection of the natural world. I enjoy swimming, reading, health and wellness studies, foraging, getting my hands dirty and spending time with my partner & children. I love connecting with like minded women and putting together activities for children of all ages to find joy in and laughter!

Courtney | Coordinator

Courtney | Coordinator

Courtney is a mother, aspiring herbalist, gardener and nature lover. She has a long history of working with animals and on farms. Through nature, she has found a loving connection to herbal medicine and holistic health care. She feels most alive when dancing, creating, and crafting. She is so excited to join the MWHC team and be a part of this wonderful community.

Karina | Coordinator

Karina | Coordinator

Karina is a Professional Chef, Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor, and Herbalist with decades of expertise. Founder of Botanical Kitchen, Karina invites people to use everyday food as medicine. She deeply believes in the healing power of plants, using food and medicine and bringing women together to remember and share our wisdom. It is such an honor and sacred act for her to be part of the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference and help to keep this beautiful and deeply needed tradition alive.

Kayla | Coordinator

Kayla | Coordinator

Kayla was born in Louisville, Kentucky and now calls Madison, Wisconsin home. She has spent ten years as an environmental justice organizer, tending to the land and people that climate change disproportionately impacts the most. She is a newly trained birth doula and aspiring herbalist. She is passionate about community care, regenerative farming, mycelium, movement, music, crafting, and connection to Earth.

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