A course for Texas Herbalists

Are you curious about growing herbs in Texas? Do you find yourself wondering about the wild plants growing around you? Texas is a very unique bioregion, not only is it large, but because of its size and location it doesn't act like the SW, nor does most of the state have 4 distinct seasons. This can lead to a confusing study of the plants, let alone the virtues of the plants. I am so excited to make all of the work I have been doing online available to you in this format!

  • Learn about the ecoregions of Texas and strategies for growing herbs

  • Learn about the seasonal shifts and how they affect plants in the Deep South

  • Go at your own pace and join anytime

  • Optional Book: The Medicinal Plants of Texas Available at a discount to students

  • You will be introduced to over 140 plants


Director, Founder, Lead Instructor

Nicole Telkes

Awarded 2019 Community Service Award American Herbalists Guild for my work Freeing Fire Cider. Awarded 2019 Community Builder Award American Botanical Council for my work Freeing Fire Cider. I believe strongly in herbal medicine being “the people’s medicine” and putting “an herbalist in every home.” As a deep ecologist, I focus on “weedcrafting” bioregional native and naturalized medicinal plants in herb practice. I have worked full time as a herbalist for over two decades and have a great passion for the green path and education. I teach all levels of herb classes, and present at conferences and symposiums which in the past have included The American Herbalist Guild National Symposium; Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, International Herb Symposium, The American Botanical Council's Herb Day Event, The NE Women's Herbal Symposium, The Traditional Roots Institute's Symposium, The Native Plant Society of Texas Symposium, Plant Medicine Online Summit, The Grow Network's Home Grown Summit, Mother Earth Living Fair, and the Moonflower Herbfest I have provided clinic Support for WTO Seattle, Common Ground Health Clinic, Occupy Medical, and a Sundance Clinic. I've been published in Earth First! Journal, Plant Healer, and The Home Herbalist Magazine, and AHG Newsletter. In 2016, I founded a chapter of Herbalists without Borders. I am a founding member of the Traditions Not Trademark Campaign to Free Fire Cider and won a 4 year federal court battle proving genericism and returning the term back to the herbal community. I am the author of the book the Medicinal Plants of Texas. To schedule an appointment or obtain herbs from me, please contact me here or go to www.nicoletelkes.com