Herbs are a way of life at Light Footsteps. Learn more about caring for yourself using herbal remedies at one of our workshops, or shop our selection of botanical wellness products.


We live in a culture where birth is often viewed as a medical event that is painful, traumatic, and frightening. At Light Footsteps, we believe there is another way to experience birth.



Light Footsteps is a fledgling herb farm and learning center rooted in the permaculture framework. We are located in beautiful Chardon, Ohio.

Sharing Nature's Wisdom

Christine Cassella

Christine Cassella, M.S. is owner of Light Footsteps and a mother, community herbalist, and holistic birth keeper. She is most passionate about helping women reclaim their inherent connection with the cycles of nature, especially in the childbearing years. She received her certificate in herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and is currently pursuing additional studies with Dr. Aviva Romm. Christine has been practicing the arts of herbalism for over a decade, and has been passionate about women’s health throughout her life. Christine is a Birth Arts International birth doula and a midwife assistant. Click here to learn more. Please feel free to email me as well at theselightfootsteps@gmail.com


Community Based

Light Footsteps empowers women and their families to embrace Earth-centered wellness through learning opportunities, doula services, and botanical wellness products.  We host a variety of wellness workshops on our farm and in our community about topics such as herbal first-aid, medicinal and edible plants, and herbs for women’s health.  Our 23-acre farm is also a permaculture demonstration site and United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary where we strive to live in harmony with the natural world.

Light Footsteps is located in Geauga County in Chardon, Ohio. We teach herbal classes in Northeast Ohio at our farm and in our community, and we attend births as your doula in the greater Cleveland area at your home or hospitals such as Hillcrest Hospital, University Hospital MacDonald Women’s Hospital, UH Geauga Hospital, Tri-Point Hospital, Lake West Hospital, UH Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ashtabula County Medical Center, St. John Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, Southwest General Hospital, and Metro Health Hospital.

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