Terry Culver, Owner of Raven’s Nest Herbals LLC.
Terry has well over 40 years of work with medicinal and scent crafting herbs, as well as wildcrafting in the Southern Appalachian region.
In 1986 Raven’s Nest was established as a mail order company and as a traditional apothecary at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and in 1989 at the Georgia Renaissance Festival (now many more such festivals).
In 2002, she began offering classes in Native American herbalism, historical uses of herbs, Colonial Era history and uses of plants, Medieval Herb Gardens, and takes students on herb walks into the mountains to learn where there is food, medicine, and emergency treatments – as well as what is poison – in the Snowbird tradition.
She is a Certified Herbal Information Specialist certified by the American Botanical Council, as well as a Chartered Herbalist certified through Dominion Herbal College (North America’s oldest herbal college). Terry has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brenau University as well. She has written articles for Wild Foods Foruim, and has written a new cookbook: Raven’s Nest Recipes: A Spicy & Eclectic Cookbook. Her company, Raven’s Nest Herbals, has over 100 of her original herbal recipes and preparations.
Terry is a member of the American Botanical Council, the Herb Grower’s and Marketer’s Association, the Cherokee Nation (Eastern Band), National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in North Carolina. She frequently teaches through the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, Lanier Natural History Museum, and Lawrenceville Femal Seminary and Museum in Georgia.