Hello! My name is Anna Fernandez. I started Mother Bloom Botanicals back in 1998 when I was living out in the beautiful pacific northwest (Bellingham, Washington). At the time, I was homesteading, market gardening, and growing a family. Along side the veggies, I began growing medicinal herbs. I had studied herbal medicine at the Dominion Herbal College and the School for Natural Healing but had never grown or wildcrafted my own medicines other than Comfrey and Hawthorn. I soon discovered Strictly Medicinal Seeds, ordered seeds, started wildcrafting more and let the plants do the rest! Of course growing herbs led to medicine making and I began selling tinctures, teas and vinegars to naturopaths, midwives, health food stores, farmers markets and especially to my individual clients. It is a blessing to provide folks in the community good local medicine. I will always grow my own herbs and make medicines, though currently Mother Bloom Botanicals has evolved to focus on education via classes, workshops, consultations and the Great Lakes Herb Faire. In addition to being a community herbalist, I am a Certified Nurse Midwife and previously was a Certified Professional Midwife.