At the age of 18 I moved to the arctic circle in Sweden, feeling immensely inspired to live and learn from the wild and untamed nature and to grow a deeper understanding of our surrounding environment.
Nature is my natural abode and my foremost teacher. I rest quite assured that this planet knows what it´s up to and I´ve always had a strong sense of belonging in the natural world, giving rise to a curiosity inspiring my life and work.
The more I learn about the interplay and harmony of plants, the more they fill me with wonder. My passion to gather nature’s intrinsic knowledge and share it with others continues to grow.
Until this day I have studied and worked with plants and people in favor of my passion and a deeper connection and care towards this planet. Understanding the natural world gives me a sense of responsibility and care, allowing me to engage with curiosity and maintain my willingness to be amazed.
This work includes studies in Alpine Botany at Umeå University, a Bachelors program in organic master gardening & design systems at Gothenburg University, internship at the worlds most northern botanical garden in Tromsö, Norway and a certification in Permaculture from Richard Perkins, Ridgedale Permaculture. The year 2018 I graduate from a two years private education in Phytochemistry by a leading herbal expert in Sweden, becoming a certified Herbal Therapist.
Additionally I have learned plant medicine from the indigenous Sami people of Scandinavia, a bushman in Australia and a biologist on the Canary Islands. I have self-studied medicinal plants and plant-based foods for years as well as growing a plant farm around the arctic circle for five years, where I invited people to learn about edible and medicinal wild herbs. In 2016 I started my business Angelina Naturalis focusing on wild nordic plants as food and medicine, giving seminars and walks around Scandinavia; guiding people into the natural world, connection through knowledge and offering various outdoor educations through different projects.
During six years I also worked as a master gardener building a nursery and display garden from ground up, along side managing a small raw food café and organizing harvest festivals.
I am a certified Green Smoothie Chef, personally trained and certified by Victoria Boutenko, author of Green for Life and other books.
In summary, all of this has given me extensive knowledge of plants, both wild and cultivated, their use in gardens and their medicinal and culinary properties. From plant to plate.
Earth’s abundance is embedded in each and every cell of my body. It feels natural to me to share my knowledge about plants, cultivation, food and how we humans may live in harmony and health, for ourselves and for our Earth.
Angelina has also made several media appearances. A TV feature from the Lillpite homestead, Torpet Solvilda, can be found here. Several newspaper articles on non-toxic renovation, cultivation, herbs etc. have been featured in Piteå Tidningen, PT. Raw food cooking on the Swedish TV4 prime-time show “Halv åtta hos mig”, episode 26 (September 29, 2015) can be viewed here.
Said by others…
“You have the talent to inspire people to change their life to something better. Your cleanness of life and thoughts are sometimes so thought provoking that some may not be able to follow you entirely, but at least they will try to change little things, and as we all know little things are the ones that really count on the long run” Szilvia Skrabanek Csonka