Learn About Herbs for All Seasons

Notable Edibles Spring 2018 Issue

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.

Willy St. Co-op Workshops 

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.

Madison Herb Society

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.

Four Elements Organic Herbals

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.

Driftless Folk School 

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.

Wildwood Institute 

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.

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English language—for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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