Environmental Studies at UVM

Barbara Raab


Environmental Program

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Areas of Interest: 

Western botanical medicine, holistic health, natural medicine, sustainable harvesting and use of wild medicinal plant species, sustainable horticulture and agriculture


Barbara Raab is a lecturer in the Environmental Program where she teaches courses in Western Botanical Medicine (Herbalism), Holistic Health, and Natural Medicine. She also teaches Gardening for Human and Environmental Health for the Plant and Soil Science Department. She founded Bramblewood Gardens in Hinesburg, VT where she taught apprenticeship programs (1996 – 2003) in the folklore and science of practical herbalism. Barbara was in clinical practice as a medical herbalist also at Bramblewood Gardens from 1995 – 2002. She specialized in the treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune diseases and chronic stress. Barbara is also a trained phlebotomist and paramedical examiner. She worked for APPS Paramedical Services.


  • B.S. Human Nutrition and Food Science, Cornell University, 1971
  • Horticulture and Landscape Design, University of Vermont, 1985 - 1987

Other Courses: 

  • PSS 096 Gardening for Human and Environmental Health

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Part-Time Faculty, Johnson State College, Wellness & Alternative Medicine Program
  • Northeast Herbal Association
  • United Plant Savers