Larken Bunce

Larken Bunce is a clinical herbalist, educator, writer, gardener and photographer. She is a founding co-director of Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, which runs a full-time sliding-scale community clinic, as well as a 3-year training program for clinical herbalists. Until recently, she also served for many years as core faculty at Goddard College in the Health Arts and Sciences program. Since her work in the healing arts began in 1994, her perspective has been shaped by her various roles as farmer, scientist, writer, activist, medicine-maker, body-worker, apprentice, and teacher. Weaving traditional views of health and nature with scientific understandings of plants and people, she explores our innate tendency towards health and the profound impact of synchronizing our lives with the rhythms of the natural world.  Her practice and teaching incorporate wisdom from Western herbal medicine, bio-medical sciences, traditional Chinese medicine, whole-food nutrition theory, mind-body techniques and social justice advocacy. She holds a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, as well as certificates in Zen Shiatsu, Swedish/Esalen Massage, wilderness medicine (WFR) and Mind-Body Skills. Larken believes that the heart of healing work lies in reminding us all that we belong to each other and to the land.