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Terry Culver

Terry Culver, Owner of Raven’s Nest Herbals, LLC™.

Terry has well over 30 years of work with medicinal and scent crafting herbs, as well as wildcrafting in the southern Appalachian region. She was first trained by her grandmother, great aunt, and mother/aunts/uncles who grew up in the North Carolina mountains in the Snowbird Cherokee area near the Tennessee border. They are descended from the Snowbird Cherokee Indians. Later, she began a lifelong study of herbs, their botany, chemistry and uses.


In 1986, she began Raven’s Nest Herbals 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 in 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 Forum, 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 Herbalsim, Lanier Natural History Museum and Lawrenceville Female Seminary and Museum in Georgia.

She is available for speaking engagements.

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Terry Culver, Owner

Raven's Nest is in the news! Check out these great links for copies of interviews with Terry Culver!

Abundant Appalachia: Traditional Healing Lies out our back door.The AARF Show on BlogTalk Radio

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