About Natural Roots Wellness

Meet the Natural Roots Wellness Team

Lachelle Cunningham

Co-Founder & Executive Chef

In 2018, Chef Lachelle began building The Healthy Roots Institute, with a mission focused on healing and social justice through food education, culinary arts and entrepreneurship. Through the Healthy Root Institute, Chef Lachelle curates cooking workshops and retreats, teaches culinary arts, food business classes and also provides human resources, menu development and operations consulting to local restaurants and food service establishments.

Her greater vision is to grow the Healthy Roots Institute for greater capacity to impact people through food, culinary education and entrepreneurship.

Eva Nyrie Garrett

Co-Founder & Master Herbalist

Eva Nyrie Garret was born and raised in North Minneapolis, MN. After graduating from Patrick Henry High school, she took a position with AT&T, where she has worked for the past 20 years, evolving over time from training to hiring to technical support. In 2012, she began working for the nonprofit food justice organization, Appetite for Change, where she assisted in cultivating and managing the northside community gardens, Farmers Market and Community Cooks programs. Working with Appetite for Change helped to deepen Eva’s love for gardening as she became known in her community as Farmer Garrett, providing produce through CSA’s from her own backyard. In becoming an avid gardener, she also grew a deep connection with herbs and in 2020 obtained her Master Herbalist certification and launched her herbal business, Natural Me where she creates healing products that cleanse, nurture and treat ailments.

Now she has joined forces with Chef Lachelle Cunningham to create Natural Roots Wellness and the Elixir Kitchen, where they invite the community to explore the world of plant remedies and nutritional healing with them.