About

Dede Cummings is the coauthor of Living with Crohn’s & Colitis: A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide for Complete Digestive Wellness and Cooking Well: IBS. She lives, works, and gardens in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Alyssa Holmes is the herbalist and apothecary manager at the Brattleboro Holistic Health Center in southern, Vermont. Her training includes studying with Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain Herbs, Barbara Fahs on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Alyssa grows medicinal herbs and makes medicine for her clients and family on her homestead in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Authors Alyssa Holmes and Dede Cummings at Alyssa's homestead in West Brattleboro, Vermont. Alyssa is shown, at left, having dug up some astragalus to give to Dede to plant in her new medicinal herb garden where she lives just down the road.

Authors Alyssa Holmes and Dede Cummings at Alyssa’s homestead in West Brattleboro, Vermont. Alyssa is shown, at left, having dug up some astragalus to give to Dede to plant in her new medicinal herb garden where she lives just down the road.