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Aimee Vandemark (she/her)
Certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide

After many years of experiencing the beauty and healing power of nature, I realized that being in nature wasn’t just for something fun for me, it was essential to my whole being. Since that realization, I have sought out readings, experiences, and education that reinforced the fundamental relationship between humans and the natural world.  I am now a certified forest guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy ( and am passionate about providing opportunities for people to remember that we are not separate from nature, we are nature.

My forest therapy practice is informed by my background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a mother of two nature-loving children, and growing up a “farm kid”.

Image by Kelly Sikkema

What's on my bookshelf?

Nature books I love to read and re-read

  • Forest Bathing by Dr. Qing Li

  • Your Guide to Forest Bathing by M. Amos Clifford

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

  • Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

  • How to Be More Tree by Annie Davidson

  • The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

  • The Heartbeat of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

  • The Overstory by Richard Powers

  • Weyward by Emilia Hart

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