Learn About Herbs for All Seasons
By Wendy Allen | Photos By Jim Klousia 0
Spring is the perfect time to kick off a season of learning about foraging or growing herbs and using them in cooking, teas or medicine. Take advantage of the many opportunities for herbal education throughout the year.
7th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference
June 1-3, 2018, Almond, WI
Internationally acclaimed herbalists and earth-based speakers share their knowledge of herbs, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture and more in this welcoming gathering immersed in the Wise Woman Tradition.
Keep an eye on Willy Street Co-op’s events calendar for events and demos where you can learn about herbs and medicinals from a local expert.
Monthly meetings feature an educational presentation or field trip, and the society sponsors an annual Herb Faire, held in late fall at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
Noted herbalist Jane Hawley Stevens teaches classes about medicinal herbs and making your own salves, cough syrups, tinctures and teas at various venues around the region.
A 2016 Edible Madison Local Hero Award recipient, Driftless Folk School offers herb walks and classes on making personal care products and medicinals in various locations around Viroqua. Visit their website to download the 2018 course catalog.
For those who want to gain expertise in the art of herbal healing, Kathleen Wildwood of the Wildwood Institute offers a collegiate-level Herbal Apprenticeship that offers three levels of study depending on one’s goals. Wildwood Institute also organizes a number of general and topic-specific courses.