Megan Rae Mastel was born in the enchanting Arizona desert and raised near the wild woods of Wisconsin. She is a writer, permaculture designer & educator, community herbalist, yogini, musician, family wellness advocate and loving earth steward. She unequivocally loves what it means to be human and believes in the power of ritual and ceremony as a way to tap into an individual’s uniquely beautiful gifts. She has found movement, breath and song to be incredibly useful and grounding tools in her daily life.
Megan graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a degree in Family Social Science and went on to facilitate the learning and play based education of preschoolers and their families, most often centered in the garden. After a season spent in beautiful community on Orcas Island, her passion for growing food and medicinal herbs was ignited. Megan returned to her Midwestern roots and continued her education in earth based healing arts, studying with regional herbalists Lise Wolff, Gigi Stafne and Johanna O'Tigham. As a community herbalist, she puts strong value on people making empowered decisions about their health. Megan collaborates with her partner Cody and their organization Land by Hand and is the co-teacher of the Open Hearth Permaculture Design Certification program.