Meet the Maker
Nicole Mattingly’s passion for tending the earth was born working alongside her great-grandmother, Rose, growing vegetables and herbs on land in the heart of Nashville. Today, guided by the knowledge passed down by Rose, Nicole tends to the very same piece of land- land that now produces the herbs for the plant magic of Stomping Ground Herbals.
In 2010, she began growing many plants on the same land as her great grandmother and using them to make herbal tinctures, elixirs, skincare, and teas. She embarked on a journey of studying herbalism to further her knowledge, and in 2015 left her office job to follow her passion and pursue her farm and apothecary business full time.
Today Nicole, alongside her husband, Nick raise chickens, ducks, bees, grow many medicinal and culinary herbs, veggies, fruit, mushrooms, and flowers with no chemicals or pesticides. These naturally grown plants are used in SGH's products.
Nick and Nicole started building their dream solar powered apothecary in 2019 on this same land and now this is where all the plant magic happens.
We stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We support and work for systematic change and racial justice. We use a portion of our revenue to pay reparations monthly.
We stand with the members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We want to make sure humans of all identities feel welcome, seen, and safe. We gladly donate skin soothing salves to individuals undergoing gender affirming surgery (please email us if interested).
We work diligently to implement a low waste system for our business. We donate a portion of our revenue to offsetting carbon emissions. Our studio is solar powered to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. We only use organic farming methods and support other small farms with our same values.