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Adrian White | Iowa Herbalist

For writing services or a project quote, portfolio of past works, information, inquiries, questions, interest in locally-grown sustainable produce, wildcrafted herbs, herbal educational health consultations, custom formulas, herbal products, or participation in upcoming food/farming projects, please email Adrian:

 deernationherbs@gmail.com | wordcraft88@gmail.com

Adrian White is a food, agriculture, health, nutrition, herbalism, farming, gardening, and sustainability freelance writer since 2012. She is a regular contributor to Rodale’s Organic Life and Healthline, with bylines in The Guardian and Civil Eats on sustainable ag subjects.

She has also been a certified herbalist through two programs since 2012, and has studied and practiced herbalism since 2009, both independently and with stellar teachers – a study which has led her through many environments such as southern Oregon, Appalachia, the Southwest, South America, and the Midwest.

Get in touch with Adrian for your writing projects related to food, agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, herbalism, and everything in-between – or beyond.

Her ultimate goal with clients – regardless of the content being SEO-strategized articles, web copy, e-books, product descriptions, or journalistic, newsworthy articles – is to give the important causes of health, wellness, nutrition, and food as medicine the strongest voices and visibility possible with the use of her own writing talents and passion.

Wood Nettles | Iowa Herbalist

Adrian’s numerous freelance writing clients (both now and in the past) include Emerald Kingdom Greenhouse, Primal Herb LLC, Paradise Herbs, New Food Economy, Natural Health Sherpa, Regenis, FoodUndressed!/Eva McLaurin, Ask the Experts LLC, and the International Association of Wellness Professionals – whether as an SEO-strategized article writer, freelance journalist, copywriter/content writer, blogger, WordPress content manager and formatter, social media content writer, contributing editor, e-book ghostwriter, product description writer, technical writer, or contributor of professional educational content on health subjects.

Adrian is also an organic farmer of near a decade, and is co-owner of northeastern Iowa organic farm Jupiter Ridge Mushrooms and Veg, specializing in non-certified organically-grown produce and shiitake mushrooms near Elkader and Guttenberg. Jupiter Ridge farm sells direct to consumer at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers Market, the Dubuque Farmers Market, and the Dubuque Winter Farmers Market.

Her partnered operation also sells to many eastern Iowa restaurants and establishments, including the Map Room, Quarter Barrel Arcade and Brewery, and Lightworks Cafe in Cedar Rapids; the Pepper Sprout and the Food Store in Dubuque; and Schera’s Algerian Bar and Restaurant in Elkader. The farm donates produce to non-profits like Feed Iowa First to get healthy, sustainable food to people in need.

Adrian also established her own herbal practice and apothecary Deer Nation Herbs in 2013. Deer Nation blends herbal recommendations and consultations with nutrition advocacy, farming/gardening tips, and the harvest, preparation, and use of herbs and organic plant foods to enhance health. Deer Nation also specialized in organically-grown produce, herbal products, and healing shrubs, which were once available through Green Share LLC and also used in downtown Iowa City events and restaurants such as Clinton Street Social Club.

Aloe Vera | Adrian White, Iowa Herbalist

Today, she continues her health and herbalist education through intense research on botanical therapies, health studies, nutrition modalities, and integrative medicine through her writing, all the while striving to seamlessly join the worlds of organic growing, health, and herbalism.

Her herbalist practice extends to East Central Iowa and Northeast Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in a educational herbal consultation to learn more about herbs and how they could improve your health, feel free to visit her consultations page. Her consults could range from anything as simple as basic nutrition and herbalist insight into one’s wellness routine (through the recommendation of herbs or sustainable produce and foods), to giving tips on growing produce and herbs, herb walks, demonstrating harvesting, wildcrafting, or preparing techniques.

Using herbs, food, and “food as herbs, herbs as food” to educate and improve how people can handle their health with nutrition and phytonutrients is Adrian’s specialty and passion.  

Making a Neti Pot with Herbs | Iowa Herbalist

In her first half year of health writing alone, Adrian contributed to a dozen health- and herbalism-related e-books published on multiple platforms, many of them Amazon bestsellers right now or in the past. Her published articles relating to food, ag, herbalism, health, and sustainability can be found all over the web and in many publications – most very high-ranked for SEO in their categories and keywords – and she has also contributed articles to The Essential Herbal Magazine, the #1 western herbalism magazine in the country.

For writing services or a project quote, portfolio of past works, information, inquiries, questions, interest in locally-grown sustainable produce, wildcrafted herbs, herbal educational health consultations, custom formulas, herbal products, or participation in upcoming food/farming projects, please email Adrian:

deernationherbs@gmail.com | wordcraft88@gmail.com

 

7 thoughts on “About Adrian White

  1. I just discovered your blog while following my own trail with plant medicines…they have once again taken my hand and are leading me to information like yours. I recently was introduced to sweet gale, and mullein has taken up residence in my yard. It’s amazing how listening is so important, but not something we all learn. Thanks for your insightful knowledge. Lisa

  2. a single sumac showed up on out property years ago. I loved its tropical appearance and now I have quite a stand of them. I frequently have to cut them down or they would take over the whole place, so i was looking for some use for them, when i stumbled on your site. As fate would have it, my brother is coming to visit, with an abcessed tooth! So happy to have found the information and experiences you have shared…thank you! Did you cure his tooth with a berry tincture or bark? Is the bark medicinally from older trees or young shoots? There are berries on the trees now….when are they ready for harvesting? Thank you!

    1. Thank you for reading, Rachael! I’m so glad to hear that you have found a love of sumac like I have (and yes, they do have a tropical appearance that I’ve always loved).

      I gave this friend of mine a tincture of both bark and berry to use. I took the whole drupe, berries and twigs and all (without removing the berries from the actual branching part) and macerated all of it in alcohol (grinding it up beforehand helps with extraction). This has to be from the mature plant as a rule.

      The berries are ready as soon as they are all bright red, really. When you touch them and rub them between your fingers there should be a powdery-oily residue, and that way you know they’re ready. If you live in the Midwest they’re ready to harvest right now! Good luck!

      1. Thank you, Adrian for sharing your knowledge! So the tincture should be used internally? Or as a poultice on the tooth?

      2. Straightaway on the tooth is best. Tincture may be diluted in water and used as a mouthwash or gargle, then spat out after rinsing. It works wonders! Sumac is also really good for keeping bacteria levels in the mouth at a healthy level, and keep gums and teeth clean.

        Thanks again for reading Rachel 🙂

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