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Kitchen Witch Wellness: Fruits and Roots of the Herbal Pantry for Winter
Class description: As the days of autumn grow shorter and cooler, the season calls us to prepare our herbal pantry with plant-infused preparations to help keep warm and well through winter. Join me as we explore the healing properties of seasonal fruits and roots in herbal medicine and the ways in which your kitchen can become your herbal apothecary. This 4-hour class includes a fun and informative presentation, demonstration of herbal preparation tips and techniques, and an opportunity to taste samples of herbal winter wellness recipes. Each participant will receive a 1-oz bottle of Artisan Herbals Elderberry Winter Wellness or Spiced Oxymel. About Your Teacher: Jenny Perez is a Community Herbalist, Horticulturist, and Permaculture Design Consultant. Jenny loves all things green. After completing Bastyr’s University's Herbal Sciences program, Jenny accepted a job as the herb garden manager, a position she held for seven years. While there, Jenny guided student interns in the federal work-study program and transformed the University’s 5,000-square-foot herbal garden into a living laboratory. Jenny Perez joined the American Botanical Council team in September 2012 as the organization’s new education coordinator. She has been teaching Permaculture for Herbalists and Herbal Preparations and Pharmacy to students at the Wildflower School since 2015. In 2018 she is unveiling her new company Artisan Herbals.

American Botanical Council

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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 (, ( 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......

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and you may join the School's new Community Supported Herbalism Shares Here (

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

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