About Dawn Gates: Press Kit
Dawn Gates is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and registered nurse that has been using herbs and aromatherapy to heal people since 1994. Dawns studies in herbalism began as a child, when her grandmother taught her how to dye objects and create simple medicines with local Native American plants. Dawn continued her learning from herbal greats such as: Rosemary Gladstar, Susan Weed, Candis Cantin, Phyllis Light, Dennis Anderson, 7Song, Paul Red Elk, Dottie Running Horse, Lise Wolf, and did a two year apprenticeship with Matthew Woods. Dawn Then went on to complete a Master Herbalist certificate program in 2005 from the Southern School of Natural Healing. Dawn graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. In 1999 with a Bachelors of Science degree in nursing and is currently working in that field integrating holistic medicine into allopathic settings.
Dawn is a member of several herbal and aromatherapy organizations, and has a private practice in central Florida where she integrates Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, nutritional advice and common sense to balance the body and treat illness. Dawn is currently a member of the American Herbalist Guild, United Plant Savers, the Holistic nurses association, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), and is former president of the North Country Herbalist Guild. She is involved in local plant societies and communites where she continues to educate about organic gardening, and the use of herbs as medicine and food. Dawn has been officially recognised by a Cherokee Shaman/Elder as a medicine woman of the tribe and was was bestowed her Native American name and title during ceremony in 2008.
Dawn has been featured in several media venues and looks forward to more opportunities in both audio, visual, and print. Dawn has been featured on several radios shows including WCCO 830AM radio show on the "Fairview Health Wise" program. Dawn has also been a featured as a monthly columnist for the Essential Wellness Pages in a column called "The Medicine Garden", "The Minnesota Pagan Press" in a column called "The Enchanted Garden"., and currently in "Velocity Magazine" and ocassionally in "Horizons" magazine in Florida. She was featured as an expert in an article done by "Minnesota Homes and Garden Magazine" on aromatherapy. Dawn has also written articles on herbalism and holistic healing for several magazines and holistic websites. Dawn is in the process of sending her first book on herbal healing to the publisher and working on her second book on the spiritual side of plant medicine.
Dawn lectures locally, nationally and internationally at co-ops, support groups, community gardens, spiritual and holistic healing festivals, wellness clinics and hospitals. Her lectures focus not only on healing with herbs, aromatherapy, or nutrition but also focus on the integration of modern and holistic medicine as a way to treat the "whole body and mind".
Dawn's experience in both the ancient and modern worlds of medicine offers her a unique perspective on treating disease. Dawn continues to do classes locally, nationally and internationally on a scheduled basis. Please contact Dawn Gates of Dawns Enchanted Garden at Dawnsenchantedgarden@yahoo.com or 407-967-6042 to schedule lectures, or public appearances.