Patricia Harpell, Founder
Pat Harpell, founder and chief executive weeder of the SC Herbal Society, is happiest when there is dirt under her fingernails and between her toes. Pat introduced the first Herbal Apprenticeship program to Charleston, eventually graduating over 60 community herbalists. When she is not traveling, gardening, knitting or sewing, she is a guest teacher and speaker throughout the country. Pat has had the great honor of taking herbal and medicinal studies with Sarita Shrestha, MD, Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew Wood, Madelon Hope, Tommy Priester, Phyllis Light, Margi Flint, Anne McIntyre, David Dalton, Dr. Ming Wu, many other sages, and her greatest teacher, Mother Nature. Pat maintains a sustainable, organic garden in her hometown of Charleston where perennials, vegetables and herbs teach her how to grow.