Deb is an herbalist, biodynamic gardener, teacher and author of The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs and How to Move Like a Gardener. Raised in a small town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the therapeutic uses of herbs at age 16. She founded Avena Botanicals Herbal Farm and Apothecary in 1985. Deb's faith in the healing qualities of plants includes a desire to make herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas.