Shona Richter MacDougall

Shona is a Registered Herbalist (RH) with the American Herbalist Guild (AHG).

She graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Studies, Boulder, Colorado in 1997 with a Clinical Herbalist Certification. In addition she has her Bach Flower Essence Practitioner certification, Level 2.  Shona also pursued her education in homeopathy, by taking a course with Doctor Kenneth Koenig (Vail, CO).

Shona worked at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (Montpelier, VT) in the professional clinic for more than six years.  She then transitioned into private practice in Montpelier VT.  She has continued with ongoing education by attending Herbal Conferences at the American Herbalist Guild Conference in Colorado, the Women's Herbal Conference in Massachusetts, and the International Herbal Symposium in Rhode Island. Shona has worked for Herbal Academy, with their Advanced Course, since 2017. As there is so much to learn, Shona continues to further her education in natural modalities by attending classes whenever possible. 

The Farm

Shona and her family moved to Vermont in 2006 to fulfill their dream of having an herb farm. Earth Rhythm Herbal is a small farm in central Vermont on 12 acres. The field where our herbs grow began as pine woods. Once her family started clearing land, it was evident that they needed to feed the soil. It took several years of cover crops to cultivate rich soil.  

In 2015, the planting of herbs began, including Valerian,  Motherwort, Elecampane, Codonopsis, Calendula, Horehound, Blue Vervain, Skullcap and more. Each summer month more beds are added, and more varieties of herbs are grown. We strive to grow many of the herbs that are used in our herbal products. The latest additions to the garden are Passion Flower and California Poppy. 

You can see images of our farm on our blog page, FB or Instagram. 

If you are in the area and would like to visit the Earth Rhythm Herbal Farm, please contact Shona to make an appointment.