What we're about

Hello, herb lovers! My name is Nicole Telkes, I am a practicing herbalist and avid plant walker. I started this group to connect you to live, in person herbal education opportunities, in Central Texas in particular. I teach classes and on many different subjects, run a herbal practice and apothecary, and am involved with community building efforts in town. This meetup is yet another way to access herbal education opportunities that may interest you. These classes are independent or a part of some of the classes for the Wildflower School. If you are hoping to take Certificate programs at the Wildflower School (http://wildflowerherbschool.com/about/programs_paths.html), (http://www.wildflowerherbschool.com/program.htm) this is not the site for it. This will be where we have our upcoming orientations for the programs listed. Our goal is to have a herbalist in every home! I founded The Wildflower Herb School in 2003 which is a community-run and led school with over 600 hours of original curriculum and growing every year. We focus on connecting to our bioregion by learning the useful weeds, folk traditions, and holistic medicine practices from our elders. At the same time as teaching philosophical concepts related to Vitalism, we make sure to include a modern approach by incorporating biochemistry, clinical trials and case studies. Our goals at the school are to be deeply rooted to our long tradition of herbal healing in North America and using fresh local plants as medicine at the same time as being conscious stewards of our gardens and wildlands. This is Herbal Medicine for the people by the people, Nicholas Culpeper would be proud......

Our Website for the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine (http://wildflowerherbschool.com/) is Here

My New Book on Medicinal Plants of Texas is now available here (http://www.nicoletelkes.com/book.html)

and you may join the School's new Community Supported Herbalism Shares Here (http://wildflowercsh.blogspot.com/)

Subjects may include:

Upcoming Herb Nerd Social Events

Materia Medica of Local, Bioregional Plants

Plant Identification Skills

Traditional Healing Classes

Outdoor Skills, reconnecting with nature

Plant Properties and Preparations

Clinical Skills--CEs are available for LMTs

This site's purpose is to continue to build a strong herbal community through events, spotlight different classes I, and some others lead in the area, and be a social network hub for herbalism in our area. Herb lovers and herbalists of all types should join. You can find out more about me at http://about.me/herbcrafter

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Home and Family Introductory Program: Apply

Our Earth Commons

https://wildflowerherbschool.com/shop/registration-home-and-family/ Classes this Fall are modified with online support, livestreams, and outdoor classes with enhanced safety protocols. Do you have dreams of becoming a herbalist? Join us and learn how to harvest, prepare, and use herbs for wellness and first aid. This basic program is designed for beginners. We can accommodate busy people who only have a bit of time to dedicate, while also preparing students who are entering more in-depth programs such as the Community Herbcrafter or Clinical Herbcrafter. This course can be completed in 3 months, and we also offer a hybrid, condensed program that is 1/2 online for those coming from out of town. Topics include: Foundational concepts in holistic Western herbalism to use for yourself and your family Herbal First Aid for the skin, pain, immunity, digestion, beauty care, lung health, sleep, stress, detoxification and energy Gain experience making herbal remedies with experienced herbalists Learn about harvesting, and processing fresh and dried plant material Go on plant walks to learn what grows around you and what you could grow yourself to keep yourself healthy Introductions to over 75 herbs This program is both online and in person. Each participant becomes a member of our Community Supported Herbal Shares and will receive a seasonal package of herbs from our menu. This program is offered in the evenings or on weekends up to 3 times a year. $995, EARLY REGISTRATION 1 MONTH OR MORE OFFERS DISCOUNTS OF $50 OFF, SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER FOR ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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