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Planning a Fall Herb Garden In Texas

Texas climates are very unique. We do not have regular seasons in most of the State, and for those of us in the Deep South, Fall is one of the best times to plant. We have less bugs, less heat and more water. Herb gardening is often much easier than vegetable to begin with, so…

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Bioregional Herbalism: 10 Wild and Weedy Herbs of the Pacific NW

The Pacific NW is a stunning and absolutely majestic bioregion.  Think moss covered forests, mushrooms, big trees, drizzle, waterfalls, rivers, and breathtaking mountains.   As a herbalist, it evokes a feeling of awe to see what happens in a bioregion that has a somewhat mild climate(in lower elevations) and abundant rainfall.  Together this equals huge…

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Herbal First Aid for Outdoor Lovers

Dedicated to all the gardening, hiking, protesting, camping, swimming, foraging, biking, plant lovers out there! Remember: Don’t act outside your scope Think before you act Be Prepared: Build a kit now! Before you go somewhere   Learn the actions of the weeds of your bioregion Seek out Basic First Aid Training as well as Herb Classes…

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Weedcrafting: Wildcrafting for the next Generation of Foragers

Dedicated to Dona Enriqueta Contrera-Gonzales, Herbalist and Midwife of Oaxaca Mexico Changing your perspective, using critical thinking skills and being a thoughtful opportunist This is a time of extreme challenges and changes on Earth.  Wildlands and wild things are disappearing at an alarming rate.  Many herbalists are drawn to following the age-old tradition of collecting…
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13 Ways for New Years to Deepen Your Herb Practice

Here we go into another solar rotation. Many of us want to find ways to change our lives and live closer to nature and the earth. Herbalism is a great way to stay connected to the wild in you! I have found simple solutions over the years to share with you on how to deepen…

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The Poison Path: Drop Dosage Plants

Dedicated to one of my greatest teachers Michael Moore, who began classes teaching about toxic medicinals and taught me to feel comfortable yet careful when using them in practice. This post is an addendum to a class I teach where we go into the applications and cautions of the plants listed. What differentiates between medicine…

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Fucking Plants

When I first began forming relationships with plants, I fell in lust with the idea of being able to identify and harvest wild plants. In the mid 90s, I decided to wholeheartedly pursue this passion. Since then, I sought out teachers all over North America to teach me not only how to identify, but how…

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Driving Business Philosophy of the school: Social Entrepreneurship

With the fundamental acknowledgement of the need to be sustainable and take care of ourselves financially in this world, we also believe that a less financially-driven world is possible.   Nicole Telkes, Director and Founder, has worked since 2000 to offer various levels of health and wellness. She sees education as the best way for her…
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Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Compassionate Communication Statement 2017

Given the current political climate, after 15 years of educating our community with the values expressed here, we feel it is important to add this statement to our site for all those interested in becoming part of our community. The Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine practices politically compassionate communication and is part of a network…
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Community Supported Herbalism

CSH Fall Shares 2017 Small Share $44 – includes 3 items: Texas Pear Cordial – 2oz –  Locally harvested pears infused with fresh ginger honey, chai spices, astragalus, wax mallow flower, and hibiscus root Soothing sun relief face & body cream – 2oz – Blend of infused oils of Chaparral, Rosemary, Chickweed & Calendula, Coconut oil…
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