Sarah Sorci : Personal Story
Holistic herbalist Sarah Sorci is a 2014 graduate of the Holistic Herbalism program at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine (BRSHM). She is currently completing a Clinical Herbalism program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. For Sarah, the most exciting medicinal plants are those that grow wild or are easily cultivated in WNY. She believes that wellbeing can only be achieved with a sustainable relationship with the natural world.
Sarah has always felt her best when immersed in nature, and is passionate about knowing the ecosystem in her home region. She is executive board president and an enthusiastic volunteer at Greystone Nature Preserve in Fredonia, NY, where she has developed a Native Medicinal Plant Trail. She is also a member of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens Medicinal Garden Committee.
Sarah Sorci : Professional Story
Sarah offers holistic herbalism consultations, educational workshops, plant walks and garden consultations through her practice. Look for her course contributions to the Herbal Academy’s online classes.
Sarah graduated from Denison University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies/Sustainable Development. Since then, she has worked to connect people with plants, nature, and food. Sarah spent 3 seasons apprenticing on vegetable and herb farms. She developed and coordinated the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry’s Cooking and Nutrition Program, which was awarded the NYS Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program Best Practice Award in 2013. During the summer, Sarah also manages the Dunkirk Farmers Market.
In Sarah’s spare time, you will find her camping or hiking on local trails, sharing meals (and her partner Patrick’s home brew) with family and friends, and singing with a local band in Fredonia. Sarah is grateful to combine her love of plants, people, and community in her work with Lockport Wellness.
“I love herbalism because it is inherently empowering. As we get to know healing plants, we learn broad patterns that we can use to support our health every day. Spicy ginger stimulates circulation and digestion– and so do all spicy foods. Moistening, slippery marshmallow root soothes and heals tissue– and so do all mucilaginous herbs. We learn to trust our senses– a gateway to listening to one’s body, and responding to what it tells us.” ~ Sarah Sorci
To connect with Sarah, please call 716-727-0616 ext. 806.