Herbalism Disclaimer

This is put here by way of explanation, for those who don't know me.  I've had a few people tell me that herbalism isn't very common in the society and that I will have a hard time finding someone to study under and so on...     I guess I thought I would throw this up to explain who I am in real life.   Please understand that if I mention herbs  or you see me  using  herbal preparations at an event,  I am not necessarily playing at period practices.

I am a professional herbal practitioner in real life.  (Yes, that's actually a thing) I've been at it for over 20 years, now.  I actually got my start at it running around with a group of SCA-types in the Dubuque area as a teen.

My use of herbs is part of my everyday life. Some uses are period, some are not.  I have strewing herbs under my appliances and an entire herbal apothecary in my home.   I grow most of my own herbs and make most of my own preparations.   If  I mention an apprentice  (either in person or here, on my blog),  it is because I sometimes have one in real life

My Mundane Training

Goddard College Health Arts and Sciences  -  BA HAS  At Goddard,  I studied clinical herbalism,but also pursued anthropological studies with a focus on ancient and medieval healing practices in Ireland, Scotland and England.

AS Honors  Biology and Nutrition

Teaching Experience

In addition to teaching  herbal self-care classes our community college and other local venues, I present at mundane conferences all over the country including the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference , the  American Herbalist's Guild Symposium and Traditions in Western Herbalism. I am an associate academy educator at the Herbal Academy of  New England.   This year (2016)  I will be the keynote speaker at the Midwest Herb Fest and teaching at Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.  I am also the event manager of that conference.  I  write articles for herb magazines including The Essential Herbal Magazine, Plant Healer Magazine, Natural Herbal Living Magazine and the Herbal Academy's Herbarium.

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