Shirlea Pemberton is a graduate of the Three Year Community Herbalist training at Sacred Plant Traditions. She is a part of Sacred Plant Traditions staff, where she teaches the identification of forest flora and their herbal uses. In 2014, she created Forestree Farmacy LLC. Shirlea is a practicing herbalist within the Acupuncture Center of Richmond at two locations near Richmond Va. Shirlea is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and also a Reiki master.
She grew up in the foothills of Kentucky, learning the trees, shrubs and herbs at an early age. Because of her life long connection to plants in the forest, she decided to attend the University of Kentucky, where she earned a B.S. in Forestry. Upon graduating, she took a position with the U S Forest Service Southeastern Research Station, inventorying the forests of the Southeastern U.S. You may find her most days walking among the trees somewhere in Virginia. She currently lives in Ruther Glen, VA with her husband, John and dog, Jake.