Krista Rodgers – Apprentice

Krista is a newcomer to the herbal community and inspired to learn more about the healing arts after living abroad and experiencing different approaches to health.

Krista grew up in a household kitchen and garden and later owned a restaurant in a little seaside village in southwest Turkey. Local eating and knowledge of native medicinal herbs was a way of life and accessible to everyone in the community. She become interested in plants and developed an awareness of the tremendous source of energy and healing plants provided.

Krista moved to Charlottesville in 2016 and soon after began to explore the local food scene. All the facets of food and content creation came together. She began a blog and podcast, Virginia’s Vittles, offering practical, affordable ways to incorporate local food and wellness plus sharing dishes that tell stories and connect people. You can view her work on

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