Susan Clearwater began her holistic nursing practice in 1993, and later became a certified Holistic Nurse Practitioner through the American Holistic Nursing Association. She currently enjoys her independent nursing practice at her botanical sanctuary in Nashville, Indiana where she sees people of all ages for a wide variety of health issues.
Susan has been an enthusiastic gardener and herbalist for over 40 years. In addition to her nursing practice, she owns and manages Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary, where she develops and maintains meadow and woodland gardens of medicinal herbs. The herbs are organically grown, processed into tinctures and salve from freshly harvested plants, and sold under the label “Green Turtle Botanicals” to clients and local health food stores.
Susan is also the author of The Art of Herbal Healing: A Guide to Health and Wholeness, a practical, comprehensive reference. This 700-page book contains a wealth of information, step-by-step instructions, and colored illustrations enabling safe and responsible use of herbal medicines to heal and promote vibrant health. The book was written over a period of 25 years synthesizing her herbal and nursing experience.
After more than 28 years of offering classes and apprenticeship programs, Susan has recently retired from the strenuous teaching load. However, she is available as a paid guest speaker by invitation. The classes she has taught include: