About Monica Cady
Herbalist & naturalist Monica Cady formulated Nojmuk in 2004 as part of her degree plan at Prescott College. Her B.A., degree is in Sustainable Community Development with Indigenous Perspective. Nojmuk was inspired from Babka, her Czech great grandmother who grew Comfrey in her biodiversity rich gardens. Babka's whole yard was a garden.
Monica spent time in her gardens eating gooseberries, mulberries, and watching birds. Her Ojibwe grandfather took her on many nature walks to do bird watching. Nojmuk came from a deep love & appreciation of traditional plant medicines. A Lakota elder taught her that "the spirit of the plant can take away the spirit of the disease." Monica is a member of the Sault Tribe & loves to forage for wild edible in her tribe's 1838 Ceded territory located in Michigan.
Monica resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she continues works on gardening and providing plant walks and classes. She occasionally helps out Herbal Lodge with production and sales at shows.