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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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Refunds, Cancellations, Withdrawals Policies

Individual Classes If the class does not make or has to be cancelled for some unknown reason(weather, sickness etc), we refund your payment back and will inform people asap as to the situation.  You may also choose to apply your payment to the rescheduled class date or another class. Please note that plant walks and…

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Yarrow Achillea millefolium by student contributor Eli Young

Dear Yarrow, You are an old friend in your ubiquity. Following my travels from shore to shore, I feel we walk a similar road. I hear your name from the annals of Greece and England, India and China. Named millefolium for the apparent million leaves and Achillea for the original wounded warrior, my blood cells…

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Calendula by Student Contributor Andrea Garcia 2015

Calendula officinalis Calendula officinalis, also known as marigold, pot marigold, marybud, poor man’s saffron, or flor de muerto (just to name a few), is in the Asteraceae (formerly known as Composite) family 1.  A native to Europe, the name Calendula derived from the Latin calens meaning the first day of the month (which is when…

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Evening Primrose Oenothera by Student Contributor Irene Lobeck

“It is that in a dark night, when no objects can be distinguished at an inconsiderable distance, this plant, when in full flower, can be seen at a great distance, having a bright white appearance, which probably may arise from some phosphoric properties of the flowers.”  ~Frederick Traugott Pursh.  Oenothera biennis, or evening primrose, is…

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Skullcap by Student Contributor Chloe Morris

Chloe Morris Spring 2015 Skullcap Monograph Common name: Skullcap, also according to Henriette’s Page Scullcap. Hoodwort. Madweed. Mad-dog or Sideflowering Scullcap. Blue Pimpernel. Hooded Willow-herb. Scutellaire Latin name: Scutellaria spp, there are many species but the official species is Scutellaria lateriflora Native analogs: Yes, there are many native varieties. Specifics include Scutellaria drummondii and Scutellaria…

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