A quick intro to who I am: 

My name is Beth Gehring and I’ve been writing online since 2003 when I closed my gift and tableware business and began looking for another really creative outlet!

Currently I’m a writer, Health and Life coach who uses an ever-changing seasonal palette of love, life and food to help her readers and clients fall madly in love with their lives. Years of experience as a visual stylist blended with an extensive background in public relations and an emphasis on personal and corporate branding allowed her to work in and eventually become the President of one of the most prestigious Jewelry, Gift and Tableware businesses in Northeast Ohio

I’ve had the distinct honor and pleasure of designing the table settings for several TV series, including “Julia Child Cooks at Home with Friends,” “Julia Child cooks with Jacque Pepin” and the “Todd English and Olives restaurant” cooking show. I created the table setting designs for the books of the same name. I’m completely obsessed with beautiful tables and fabulous food and wine.

Somewhere along the journey, I discovered that many were drawn to me for my ability to teach them to live everyday with passion. So  in 2013 I also became a Health & Life Coach, Board Certified by The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC and by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

I love to promote a seasonal, sensual way of living, eating and being & teaching a holistic and seasonal way of looking at your life. I love nothing more than to spend long days in my gardens tending the healing herbs, fruits and vegetables, promoting healing through herbalism, flower and gem essences, aromatherapy and Reiki, cooking gorgeous, healthy and delicious meals for my family (both four-legged and two) and friends while brewing delightful herbal potions to help keep you healthy, gorgeous and sexy all over, inside and out.

My absolute favorite question? “So tell me? What is your secret dream? Lets nurture it!”

I  live and work with my husband of 40 years in Cleveland Heights, Ohio  and I’m owned by 17 full sets of vintage dishes, hundreds of books, 2 cats, a dogs, several horses, a swarm of wild honeybees, a garden full of herbs, fruit, vegetables and old rambling roses, too many bottles of vintage perfume and very soon, a flock of heirloom chickens!

I moved my writing here to Substack so I could offer a wider variety of content to subscribers. My  once a week newsletter is free  and comes out every week on Monday. My free newsletter is full of stories, recipes, food, organic and sustainable home & garden musings, seasonal rituals, and plenty of surprises.

Let's sit down in our comfiest chairs and take thyme for tea while talking together about our lives and stories in the spirit of companionship, curiosity and care. There will be lots of Wytchyness and plenty of surprises!

I hope you'll consider joining us as a paid subscriber! I have always wanted my newsletter to be free because the City Wytch News has information in it  that I want everyone to be able to enjoy. Every time I try to put my writing behind a paywall, I get completely frustrated , not to mention coming up with a screaming case of writers block. 

My fundamental belief is that people in general are generous , decent and kind hearted, and my hope is that those who can afford to support the City Wytch News will subscribe to keep it free. Just like public radio, you’ll be subscribing and giving a gift to others who cannot afford to do the same. And, just like public radio, when you join as a paid subscriber, I’ll send you a little wytchy gift, hand picked and possibly handmade by me!

I love to connect with my readers, and in my weekly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been doing and so much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each week to read my latest note to you.

Herban Farmgirl is a reader-supported publication. To support my work and keep it a free newsletter, I hope that you’ll consider becoming a paid subscriber.

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I’m so excited to welcome you into my Backyard, my Kitchen & my Home.

Let’s play! Let’s have fun! let’s turn our magic all the way up!



Beth Schreibman Gehring
Artist & Storyteller, Wildly Romantic Gardener, Herbalist, HedgeWitch and Cook, Lover of Sweaters,Seasons and Celebrations, Perfumes, Old Roses, Cats & Earl Grey tea.
Jim Gehring
Digital Strategist/Evangelist, public/private speaker for strategic initiatives, sharing insights and actionable intelligence. Facilitator for briefing sessions and workshops that uncover new options for strategic and tactical initiatives.