Jessica Elise Clark
Jessica Elise Clark is a Clinical Herbalist, Homesteader, Beekeeper and Mother with a passion for connecting people to plants. She has been working with plants since childhood, fascinated by their diversity and inspired by their wisdom. Several years living off the grid, farming, and honing her herbal craft in a natural setting allowed her to connect deeply with nature. This connection to the Earth drives her work and her practice of helping educate people on the empowering force of herbal medicine in their daily lives.
Her private practice, Wild Bee Herbals, offers holistic health support and education to individuals and groups. Since having her first child in 2020, her focus has shifted into working with women and mothers in the time around having children – supporting them through pregnancy, their unfolding during the first year after birth, and the time of young motherhood. As well as offering one-on-one and group consultation herbal services, she provides herbal education resources, and grows medicinal herbs on her farm for her products and medicine making workshops.
Her formal education began in 2013 at a magical place called Motherland, where herbalist Donna D’terra introduced her to the vast world of medicinal herbs via her “Yerba Women Herbal Apprenticeship” program. In discovering medicinal plants, learning how to make medicine, and connecting deeply with the land in the setting of a women's group, she knew that she wanted to continue developing her knowledge -- that she had found her life's work.
This led her to enroll in the “Roots of Herbalism” program at the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA 2016. Here, she studied meteria medica, botany, the language of energetics, medicine making, pathophysiology, herbal therapeutics, and was introduced to the clinical path of herbalism. In 2017 she completed the 2 nd year “Intermediate Community Herbalist” program at CSHS, a more in-depth clinical herbalist preparation course diving into interview skills, deeper pathophysiology, advanced medicine making, and client intake. Then, in 2018 she solidified her clinical education when she completed the “Clinical Herbalist Practitioner” program, taught by herbalist Bryan Bowen M.S, and participated in the creation of Bay Herbalism Mobile Herb Clinic. The clinic provided free access to herbalists and herbal remedies to under-served populations and gave her real-life clinical experience.
Currently, Jessica works at the Apothecary and Integrative Clinic, Farmacopia, in Santa Rosa, CA as an Herbalist and Supplements Buyer. She volunteers as a practitioner for the non-profit The Botanical Bus, which provides natural health care to under-served Latinx and Indigenous identified folks, and also has a private herbal practice.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, making medicine, hiking, tending to her honeybee hives and chickens, petting her milk cow Buttercup, and working in the garden with her family.