About Us

I am a later-in-life herbalist, a graduate of Sage Mountain’s Science and Art of Herbalism course, created by Rosemary Gladstar. After running a business for a couple of years, I’ve decided marketing and sales are not for me (I sure do love creating herbal products, though!). And so, I’ve taken my love of herbalism into this website, creating content for fellow and future herbalists.

Dandelion Forest is physically a little corner of the world in central Massachusetts, nestled in the woods, where dandelions and other miracles of nature abound. But it’s more than the physical. It’s the idea of living connected to the natural world and all it provides us.

There is magic to be found in this world and I am finding it. Right here. Right outside my own door. We can all wake up to what we’ve been missing at any moment!

There’s a stream to explore, with moss-covered rocks and a variety of ferns. There are witch hazel and black birch trees providing medicine, hickory trees and grapevines full of food for the animals—and us, if we want it. We are introducing additional food into our forest, like fruit trees and berry and nut bushes and vines. There are hardy varieties of almonds and kiwis, and interesting fruit like paw paw. And our grove of white pine provides vitamin C in an area of the country where citrus doesn’t grow.

As my children, one by one, left the nest and began following their own dreams, I woke up to mine. In 2013 I took a permaculture class and got my PDC (permaculture design certificate). In 2018 I got my Herbalism certificate. My husband has coined the word “herbaculture” for me. I like it!

This site is a place to share my journey back to nature.

Chris Samoiloff

Dandelion Forest is located at:

29 Matthews Lane
Princeton, MA 01541

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