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Appalachian Seeds Farm & Nursery is owned and operated by Amy Hamilton, an herbalist, mother, biodynamic/organic farmer and psychotherapist who loves to share her passion for plants with others. 

For over 25 years Amy has lived in western North Carolina, working in the fields of natural foods, alternative medicine, and sustainable agriculture. In the late nineties Amy worked with the esteemed Maya Tiwari, learning about Ayurvedic cooking and healing. She spent a few incredible years at Gaia Herbs working in all levels of production. Amy worked for an OMD helping run the office and apothecary, gaining invaluable experience in Chinese medicine.

She also worked for Dr. Jeanine Davis at NCSU for seven years, assisting farmers transition into growing medicinal herb crops; marketing these crops; and conducting research on medicinal herbs, heirloom tomatoes, other vegetables, and organic systems. During this time she received her B.S. in Environ-mental Science at UNCA with a concentration in ethnobotany.

Amy loves to teach people about growing and using food and medicine and is very active in the farming community. She has been a passionate advocate of sustainable agriculture and preserving the natural medicine heritage of WNC, helping found the Appalachian Botanical Alliance - an herb growers' cooperative - in 2012.

In 2011 she became a full-time farmer with the  birth of her oldest son. Along with her husband and two sons she  farms 5 certified organic acres in Leicester, NC as Appalachian Seeds  Farm & Nursery.

Amy recently graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute, earning her master's degree in counseling psychology. Her  goal is to merge her passion for nature and farming with her passion for healing. 

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