Owner Darcy Williamson
Herbalist Darcy Williamson

From The Forest
"It's not what you seek that counts, it's what you find"

I am a practicing herbalist, instructor and author from Idaho. Wild medicinal plants have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. For the past 40 years I have taught hands-on classes on locating, identifying, preparing and using herbs growing in the Rocky Mountains. I have found it to be a glorious and humbling occupation ~ to be the go-between for the medicinal herbs and those who need their healing powers.

From The Forest offers education in the form of workshops and classes, as well as PDF files pertaining to medicinal plants, presentation handouts and information on using herbs and diet to support specific conditions. I also offer consultations on-line and in-house.

I work with a peer group of senior apprentices, S.A.G.E. (Senior Apprentices Gathering, Generating, and Gifting Education). We research and study the herbs within our region. Much of the information that is being offered on this site is the result of our work.

I also have a retreat, Mavens' Haven, located on the Salmon River in Lucile, Idaho. Mavens' Haven offers herbalist events, cooking classes and seminars. The sheep wagons and other accommodations listed here are located at the retreat. If you are interested in receiving PDF brochures on events, please send me an email request at:

or phone 208-634-8701

Mail may be sent to:
From The Forest
P.O. Box 4190
McCall, Idaho 83638

You can also keep up-to-date on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/From-The-Forest-227120805908/ and https://www.facebook.com/Mavens-Haven-419906738067911/

For more information on Mavens' Haven Retreat: http://www.mavenshavensidaho.com