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I'm a Clinical Herbalist, Environmental Educator, Wilderness Therapist, Backpacking Guide, founder of herbal products company, Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods, host of The Herbalist’s Path Podcast, and the mother of a beautiful little girl and a few fur babies living and loving life up in the foothills of Mount Hood Oregon!
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