Sarah and Summer first met in college, where they laid the foundation for The University of Central Florida’s very first community garden. They grew heirloom varietals, medicinal herbs, perennial vegetables, and ate the weeds! The constant abundance in the garden allowed them to come home and experiment in their own kitchens.



After being introduced to the world of plants, they both set out on journeys to deepen this connection. Together they studied permaculture at The Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California and Herbalism at The Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, Florida. Summer then ventured to Vermont to apprentice with Rosemary Gladstar, which led her to study at The California School of Herbal Studies in 2013.  During this time Sarah interned at Herb Pharm in Oregon, apprenticed at Tassajara’s Zen Kitchen, and then went on to study Amazonian plants in the Peruvian jungle.


Photo by Karen Prosen.

Currently, they both live in Northern California and are continuing to deepen their studies with the Ayurvedic Clinical Foundations program at the Dhyana Center in Sebastopol. In gratitude for these immersive experiences, Sarah and Summer share the wisdom they learn along the way.   The Great Kosmic Kitchen showcases the art of incorporating plants, traditional preparations, and sacred rituals into daily life.