“Nature always wears the color of the spirit”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sara Butters, owner and creator of Hawthorn and Honey, was born and raised in the Puget Sound area by a family of herbal enthusiasts. Growing up in Langley, Washington, surrounded by the natural beauty of Whidbey Island and nourished by the wisdom and teachings of local herbalists, she began learning about plants at an early age. Into adulthood, Sara continued pursuing her love of wildcrafting, taking herbalist classes whenever she could and making remedies for friends and family along the way.
In 2016, she left the corporate world to continue advancing her wildcrafting skills and to turn her dream of becoming an herbalist into a reality. She has studied with Susun Weed, Cedar Mountain Herb School, The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, and currently working on the clinical herbalism program at The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She has been selling her wildcrafted products and herbal remedies at local farmers’ and craft markets in the Tacoma area since 2017. During this time, she has helped to organize a number of herbal apprenticeship programs. She loves taking her kids and friends into the wild woods every chance she gets.