Our Team 

We are currently seeking team members and volunteers for SCHS. If you are interested in working with us or would like to learn more, please contact us!

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.

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.

 
Abigail McClam, Co-Director

Abigail McClam, Co-Director

Liz Firestone, Co-Director   Liz has always had a love for Mother Nature and is happiest by or on the water. Her love of nature and passion for a natural lifestyle led her to herbalism. She completed the Herbal Apprenticeship with Pat and has immersed herself in herbs and how they can enhance our lives. She will always be a student of nature and the plants.  After completing the apprenticeship, Liz founded Crescent Moon Apothecary here in Charleston, SC. A small, home based business that focuses on helping people open themselves to the support of plants. Crescent Moon Apothecary sells small batch herbal products and offers custom herbal protocols and consultations. She honors her clients by treating them with love, words, and herbs.  When Liz isn't playing with plants, you can find her out on the boat with her family, paddleboarding the creeks, and gardening.

Liz Firestone, Co-Director

Liz has always had a love for Mother Nature and is happiest by or on the water. Her love of nature and passion for a natural lifestyle led her to herbalism. She completed the Herbal Apprenticeship with Pat and has immersed herself in herbs and how they can enhance our lives. She will always be a student of nature and the plants.

After completing the apprenticeship, Liz founded Crescent Moon Apothecary here in Charleston, SC. A small, home based business that focuses on helping people open themselves to the support of plants. Crescent Moon Apothecary sells small batch herbal products and offers custom herbal protocols and consultations. She honors her clients by treating them with love, words, and herbs.

When Liz isn't playing with plants, you can find her out on the boat with her family, paddleboarding the creeks, and gardening.