Katherine Elmer

Herbalist & Co-founder at Railyard Apothecary
Participant in Level I, Cooperative Leadership Certification Program (2019)

Katherine, MS, grew up in the green hills of Central Vermont and revels in the opportunity to connect with clients around a shared love of place and nature through whole foods nutrition and herbal medicine. She is a clinically-trained community herbalist and lecturer on Herbal Medicine, Integrative Health and Food Systems topics at the University of Vermont.

She has a Master’s in Natural Resources from UVM and has completed professional training through the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. She manages medicinal plant gardens on UVM campus and is the faculty advisor for the UVM student Herbalism Club. She also teaches regular community classes and herb walks in the Burlington area.

She is the co-founder of the Burlington Herb Clinic at the Railyard Apothecary (burlingtonherbclinic.com) and an educational organization called Spoonful Herbals (spoonfulherbals.org) which offers a local Herbal CSA share program, a Community Herbalism Apprenticeship, “Backyard Apothecary” consultations to farmers and homesteaders, and medicinal plant gleaning events (“Herb Mobs”) on area organic farms and public green spaces. She is a proud mom to an 8 year old son, Liam, a 9 year old labradoodle, Maatje (pronounced Mott-yeh) and she lives in Burlington’s Old North.