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  • Connect to Nature in an Authentic Way

    Learn how to connect to nature through plant sits, and seasonal, lunar, and elemental earth rhythms.

  • Identify Whats Growing and What to Grow!

    Are you wondering how to see plants? We will cover some identification basics, and how to integrate more plants into your landscape, no matter where you live.

  • Wild Harvests and Preparations

    Learn the basics when it comes to foraging and creating your won extracts and food from wild and garden grown plants

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Plant Identification

    • Welcome to Lesson one: Plant Identification

    • Slides from Class

    • Downloadable resource for Plant ID

    • Assignment: Plant Identification

    • Plant Identification Quiz

  • 2

    Connecting with Plants

    • Recording of Class 2 Connecting to Plants

    • Connecting to Plants Slides

    • Assignment: Plant Sit

  • 3

    Weedcrafting and Foraging

    • Wildcrafting for Herbalists Recording

    • Slides for Wildcrafting for herbalists

    • Locate and Identify a plant!

  • 4

    Herb Gardening

    • Garden Apothecaries Video

    • Slides Class 4: Garden Apothecaries

    • Easy Herbs to Grow by Region

    • Design your Dream Garden

  • 5

    Fresh Plant Extract Making

    • Link for Class Recording

    • Slides from Class 5: Fresh plant Medicine Making

    • How to Dry and Store Herbs Properly

    • How to Make a Flower Essence: Example Borage Essence

    • How to make Fresh Plant Extracts

    • Make your Own Flower Essence or Whole plant Extract!

  • 6

    Earth Rhythms: Seasons, Moon Cycles , and the Stars

    • Recording of Class 6 Earth Rhythms Access Password: 9t$!U%4Y

    • Earth Rhythms Downloadable Slides

    • Final Assessment of Outdoor Course

    • Please take a moment to take our Survey so we can keep improving for future students!


Director, Founder, Lead Instructor

Nicole Telkes

She believes strongly in herbal medicine being “the people’s medicine” and enlists her students and any interested parties in fulfilling her goal of putting “an herbalist in every home.” As a deep ecologist, she focuses on “weedcrafting” bioregional native and naturalized medicinal plants in herb practice. She has a great passion for the green path and education. Nicole has taught classes and presented at conferences and symposiums including The Native Plant Society of Texas Symposium; The American Herbalist Guild National Symposium; Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, International Herb Symposium, and the Moonflower Herbfest She has provided Clinic Support for WTO Seattle, Common Ground Health Clinic and a Sundance Clinic and has been published in Earth First! Journal, Plant Healer, and AHG Newsletter. In 2016, she founded a chapter of Herbalists without Borders for the school. She was 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. Nicole is the author of the book the Medicinal Plants of Texas. To schedule an appointment or obtain herbs from Nicole, please contact her through her here or go to www.nicoletelkes.com

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