Who we Are
Two Irish Herbalists with a love for people & plants.
We are Luke and Sarah, two Medical Herbalists and friends who share a great passion in reconnecting people back to nature and rekindling the traditions of their ancestors through plants. And thus, Fox and Hawk’s Botanicals was born!
Fox and Hawk’s Botanicals is an Irish, Organic, Grassroots company with an emphasis on using wild, local and sustainable plants as food, craft and medicine. Luke and Sarah use their combined knowledge of plants by adopting an electic approach bringing together empirical and scientific data. Their passion for the native flora of Ireland, steeped in myth, legends & folklore, has inspired them to create a range of bespoke products and events.
LOCATED IN IRELAND (ROI/NI)
LUKE HERON Dip. Herb Med, mIRH
Association of Foragers
Medical Herbalist and Foraging Mentor
Luke was born and bred in an Irish household in France. He enjoyed the freedom of the countryside in a small village in the middle of the Champagne region.
He started his journey with plants by living on the Scottish isle of Arran with Herbalist Keith Robertson. After a year long study in the wilder parts of Scotland, Luke absorbed a wealth of knowledge on native plant identification, with a fascination of their uses as food, medicine and craft. Under the lens of the wealth of Culture the celtic nations share in their myths, legends and folkore.
This journey led him to embark on studying with the Excelsior Apprenticeships in Herbal Medicine and to become a Registered Medical Herbalist.
With a passion for ethnobotany and an acute curiosity for discovering the virtues of plants, Luke uses an ecclectic approach marrying both empirical and scientific data. He uses this knowledge both in his clinic and during his educational herb walks and workshops.
Favourite Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Favourite Colour: Purple.
Favourite Book: Dreamtime by John Moriarty. “Unless there’s wildness around you, something terrible happens to the wildness inside of you”.
Drink of Choice: A nice glass of Organic Malbec, or two.
Favourite Herb: Rhodiola (Ivy & Nettle too).
DipCNM, Dip. Herb Med, mBANT, mIRH, rCNHC
Medical Herbalist & Registered Nutritional Therapist
Profoundly intrigued by nature as a child, Sarah has always had a great love of plants and animals with a natural tendency towards conservation, organic farming and natural living.
Sarah graduated in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017 and in Herbal Medicine from Excelsior School of Herbal Medicine in Summer 2021. With a diverse background that includes public speaking, HR, Policy work, managing teams and working in both a clinical and retreat setting, Sarah very much enjoys working with people and reconnecting them back to Nature.
Sarah is based in Belfast and sees clients at the busy Cranmore One clinic in South Belfast, ideally located off the popular Lisburn Road. Sarah is passionate about improving peoples’ health and wellbeing through incorporating natural approaches to diet and lifestyle.
When not running clinics and workshops, or being a general plant nerd, Sarah enjoys long walks in nature with her dog Milo, dining out with friends and travelling through Europe.
Favourite Film: Inception.
Favourite colour: Green.
Favourite Book: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window And Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson.
Drink of Choice: Old Fashioned.
Favourite Herb: Dandelion (and Rosemary, Hawthorn and so many more!).