Mimi Hernandez


Mimi Hernandez comes from a background as an herbalist and an ethnobotanist.
Her teachings weave together science, tradition, and intuition in ways that
speak to diverse learning communities. In her home range Appalachia, Mimi is
probably best known for providing cultural heritage outreach to local mountain
residents through mountain root lore. Mimi draws upon her rich ethnic background
& the Latin American Granny Healers in her life. She believes that the handing
down of plant wisdom is essential and it is her life’s work to advocate for
traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of
understanding. She has had the remarkable opportunity to honor this work through
past and present leadership roles within various educational communities including
a former appointment as the Director of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical
Studies at Frostburg State University and a current position as the Executive
Director of the American Herbalists Guild.