Kate Scott Bsc (hons) Herbal Medicine MNIMH
As an Organic farmer with 23 years experience and a Medical Herbalist Kate combines her passions on a daily basis working on a practical level with all aspects of stock husbandry on a 2500 acre organic pasture fed mixed farm , as an Independent Farm Consultant, as the Medical Herbalist for a breast cancer charity and as a Herbal Medicine Lecturer for a naturopathic college. She has a keen interest in herbal leys for self medication and selective grazing which she is currently researching alongside studying a Msc in sustainable agriculture. With a sound knowledge of plant phytochemistry Kate is well placed to advise around planting diverse leys and hedgerows for animal health as well as natural first aid treatments on the farm and has recently carried out a promising study on her herbal wormer.
Kate believes that the key to profitability and sustainability is to produce a healthy animal with good immunity and that starts with the soil and pasture health, with key herbs included in pasture benefiting both the stock and the soil. Her observations over many years show that stock will choose particular plants , both from pasture and hedgerow, to maintain health , and that when intervention is required natural remedies wherever possible will help boost immunity and therefore productivity. Her herbal preparations proved invaluable during lambing a flock of over 1000 ewes on an organic system last year and she gets excellent results from her wound healing formula.