Matthias, the gentle green giant of Healing Spirits, has been involved in agriculture all his life. He was raised on a diary farm in eastern Pennsylvania, has a degree in agronomy, and has always been in love with the land and plants. When first married, he and Andrea spent 2 years in the Philippines with the Peace Corp working with sustainable agriculture. In the last 4 years, after all the children where raised, Matthias has gone to Beluis, Nepal and Jamaica, sharing information with other farmers about growing, drying herbs, and solar drying. Matthias has completed a year long study of Biodynanic Agriculture at the Pfieffer Center and the farm will soon become certifed biodynanic. He has studied Herbology with Rosemary Gladstar, completing her appretice course, and then assisting her with her classes for 8 years. He has also studied Earth Awareness with Tom Brown Jr., Wallace Black Elk, and Karl Slick. He teaches at herbal conferences, agriculture conferences throughout the US and Canada, and here at Healings Spirits Herb Farm and Education Center.
Andrea a lover of plants and all growing things. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of their healing powers with everyone who visits Healing Spirits. Her love of nature is infectious. She is a student of numerous healing modalities, including CranioSacral, Reiki, Zero Balancing and Therapeutic Touch. She is a graduate of Rosemary Gladstar's apprenticeship program, has studied nature awareness and philosophy at Tom Brown's Tracker School.