Webinars and Online Learning through the Wildflower School
Central Texas Bioregional Herbalism
Nicole Telkes -
Nicole Telkes welcomes you to the Central Texas Bioregion. This class will not only cover common wild and weedy medicinals found around her, but also introduce you to and give you a sense of place. Nicole will cover the vegetative zones surrounding Central Texas, soil variances and other considerations that come into place when harvesting and growing in an area that lacks the traditional 4 seasons. This introductory class will focus on invasive and weedy medicinals, some native and some not.
Webinar Series: Foundations in Herbal Medicine: 10 classes with activities and quizes
10 1.5 hour classes with Director of the Wildflower School Nicole Telkes. Go at your own pace
This series is a prerequisite for anyone thinking of applying for programs and familiarizes you and offers a solid foundation for those new to the world of holistic North American bioregional herbalism. We will be offering a 1X low introductory rate of this live webinar series, which then will be available as a recorded series. Classes meet for 1.5 hours biweekly in the evening and are followed by a quiz and some additional homework that must be completed at the end of each week. Once all five quizzes have been received back and graded, you receive a certificate of completion. This series has 15 years of knowledge and experience behind it. We look forward to working with you online. This webinar series will focus on herbs relative to Texas and the Deep South. Upon registering, you will be provided with a few more details.
Week 1 Class 1 and 2 - Introduction to Herbal Medicine: The North American Tradition basic definitions and concepts, and a herstory lesson. Mystery herb shipped prior to class if you sign up within 1 week of online presentations
Week 2 Class 3 and 4 - Herbal Materia Medica: learn how herbs work in body--Properties and Administration from both a first aid perspective and constitutional/tonic approach for various ailments.
Week 3 Class 4 and 5 - Introduction to various Herbal Preparations and Constituents. Understanding when to use a tea, tincture, salve and more based on biochemistry and qualities. Practice making a preparation and turning in your creation as homework!
Week 4 Class 6 and 7- Plant Identification for Herbalists and Gardeners. Learn how plants are classified scientifically, as well as strategies for proper in field identification. Bioregional focus on Texas Gardening for Medicinal Plants.
Week 5 Class 7 and 8 - Permaculture and Wild Foraging for Native Medicinals. Learn how to practice Earth Centered wild harvesting techniques, and common wild medicinal plants you may encounter and how they are used in both food and medicine. Registrants receive 10% off of Nicole's new book on the Medicinal Plants of Texas if registered within a week of classes starting.
Upcoming Single Classes available Online throughout the year
“It was great to learn to make herbal remedies with great love and respect for the plants. The information was well presented. The demostrations and “hands on” activities were very helpful!”
- Esther Schroeder
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