About Monica Cady
Co founder, Monica Cady (Herbalist & naturalist) formulated Babka's Garden (what became 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 (originally called Babka’s Garden salve) 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’s original formulation 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 1836 Ceded territory located in Michigan.
Monica resides seperately in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she continues working for Herbal Lodge part time and enjoys gardening and offering plant walks.