Ann Armbrecht

Director, Sustainable Herbs Program
American Botanical Council

Ann Armbrecht, SHP Director, is an anthropologist (Harvard, PhD 1996) and writer. She is the author of the award-winning ethnographic memoir, Thin Places: a Pilgrimage Home and with filmmaker, Terrence Youk, she co-produced the documentary, Numen: the Nature of Plants. She is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College (teaches Asian Medical Systems). She was a 2017 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar. Her book, From Seed to Shelf: Following Herbs through the Supply Chain will be published by Chelsea Green in early 2020. She lives in Vermont with her family.. 


Sustainable Herbs Program: Following Medicinal Plants from Seed to Shelf