HANS Associate Members

HANS Associate Members are the Nova Scotia growers, medicine makers, educators and herbal enthusiasts who play a vital role in our growing herbal community! On this page we celebrate and recognize our associate members and share a brief summary about how they contribute to the world of Herbal Medicine.

2023-2024 Associate Members

Want to be represented here and become a HANS Associate Member? Apply on our membership page.

Our Associate Memberships are renewed annually starting in August.


Tawny Stowe
Master Reiki Practitioner, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Sacred Temple massage practitioner, Permaculturist, Yoga teacher, Animal Tracker, Oracle reader & Herbalist

Coming together to nourish our mind, bodies and souls through plant medicine, homesteading and beyond. Nourishing Circles is where we all intersect! My intention is to  create and hold space for those seeking to learn with us as we steward heritage breeds  and take a deep dive into the Living World that explains agriculture where it intersects spirituality. 
It is my mission to inspire seeking Moms to embrace the spiritual connection in raising families, food, and fiber with old fashioned values as I share my journey to master old world skills raising food and fiber and together master old world skills raising food and fiber using a foundation of old world values that nourishes our entire family and communities mind-body and soul.

About Tawny

Tawny is Metis with Red River ancestry,  who works and lives on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kma’ki people. She is a steward of land and resources which guides her to embody her values. Tawny shares her written reflections on the Mind-Body-Soul connection in raising food and a family through the sharing of stories, food, gardening, spirituality + yoga practices, and nature exploration. It is her hope that through her lived experiences she is helping folks return home to themselves and their children through a (re)connection to the Earth.

Tawny is the proud mother of one 7 year old active and curious boy who inspires her to step up as a community leader for better land stewardship practices and spiritual transformation.


In the Herbal Community
I bring my love of food and medicine converging. I grow medicine gardens, forage, and am working at understanding herbs for livestock. With people I use the work of Samantha Orthlieb and my yoga background to help examine emotional and spiritual blocks manifesting physically and attempt to partner plants and archetypes to help with whole healing.
I often run online or in person events connecting to plants and the seasons and offer a written online membership to follow along on my journey of wholesome living. 


Poppy Petal Press

Kristin Stark

Type of business: Herbal / earth-centered education

At Poppy Petal Press we share simple ways to connect with herbal plants and earth rhythms. The Sketches of the Seasons book series walks readers through the changing seasons from a fresh perspective, with each book offering an illustrated story, as well as ideas for celebrating the shifting season, nourishment, kid crafting, and inspiration for adult reflection time. We also offer courses to support people connecting with herbal plants and earth rhythms – each course is focused on a particular season and offers an intro to working with a few herbal plants.

Learn more at: https://poppypetalpress.com

Andree-Anne Bedard
Traditional Herbalist

Type of business: Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Andree-Anne Bedard is a traditional herbalist who studied with l’Herbotheque, an institution based in Quebec, who specialises in research and teaching of integrative and traditional medicine.  

Andree-Anne is currently performing her practicum at the Wolfville Professional Center where she is seeing clients under the supervision of her practicum director. She also offers workshops and classes from her home in beautiful Baxter’s Harbour. Her passion is fueled by her wish for all to have access to supportive medicine and thrive in a world that needs us all to be our best selves! 
You can reach her at https;//AndreeAnneHerbalist.ca