About the author

Eva Scherer was born in Poland, and has a Master Degree in Agriculture from Warsaw University of Life Science - SGGW. After working for a few years in the Government Sector in Warsaw, she moved into the self-employed area with natural medicine, massage and herbalism. After emigrating to NZ in 1996 she created the brand of 'YMassages' with several sports massage clinics still operating in Auckland.
She created a massage programme for primary school students, Children Massaging Children (CMC), which received a Mayoral Award for Excellence in the Community in 2004. Two academic research papers from the EIT in Hastings in 2006, and Auckland University of Technology in 2011 proved CMC efficacy childconnection.org.nz/research

For the last few years Eva has been involved with the Ngataringa Community Garden developing and running several programmes for children in the local community. Medicinal Weed Tours, Junior Assistants and recently Herb Fairies. They all contain elements of the CMC programme focusing on and developing love, respect and care for nature.