Guided by our passion to connect people with the healing power of the botanical world, Root & Earth began crafting potent, high-quality, and effective medicinals.
Always honoring the natural growth and harvesting cycles, we work in respect to endangered and over-harvested plants and mushrooms.
We are proud to offer locally wild-harvested whole fruiting body mushroom extracts.
We are dedicated to using fresh plant material as often as possible and only gather the most vibrant plants at the time in their growth cycle when medicinal qualities are at their peak.
Interested in wholesale? We are always looking to expand!
Integrative Nutrition Counselor
During a time of ill-health, the plants began coming to her in dreams. One by one, divulging their medicinal benefits and communicating their potential in her journey back to wellness. These dreams revealed to her how intricately woven plants are to the human experience.
Out of determination to heal her health challenges, Leslie went onto formally train in Western herbalism.
Leslie continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she learned the latest in nutrition science. She has taken countless functional medicine courses and is passionate about helping people get to the root of their symptoms.
She blends these paths with her formal training in psychology and mental health counseling to create a program that encompasses mind, body and spirit; with the knowledge that when one area is out of balance, the others follow suit.
Learn more about the Root Cause Sessions program, where she takes a functional approach to health by looking for the root cause of symptoms. She also offers single sessions to explore ways plants and mushrooms can support you in finding your way back into balance.
She specializes in but is not limited to:
- Women’s Health & Hormones
- Mold Toxicity
- Gut/Digestive Health
- Skin Conditions
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Chronic Pain
Certified Wild Mushroom Identifier
Buddy is Root & Earth’s esteemed flora and fungi forager. A native of lush Southern Appalachia, Lucas has been learning about plant identification since childhood.
Always carrying a fondness for the natural world, he began studying mushrooms and received a certification in wild mushroom identification. He utilizes all of his earned knowledge to produce Root & Earth’s high quality, wild harvested, double extracted medicinal mushroom extracts.
Buddy forages for medicinal plants and fungi to use in Root & Earth products as well as supplying restaurants with culinary mushrooms during peak season. He offers foraging walks and attends events to educate about the many fascinating benefits of fungi.
He is the star of Root & Earth’s YouTube Channel that acts as a free educational platform where he teaches how to forage and properly identify plants and mushrooms.