Discover the Amazing World of Herbal Medicine
Join this 6-Month educational program with renowned educators such as Rosemary Gladstar, Seraphina Capranos, Pam Montgomery, Dr. Mary Bove, Sarah Wu, Paul Stamets, Sobande Greer, Asia Dorsey, and many more!
Lifetime & On-Demand
April 19 - October 11th, 2023
What You Get
Begin the journey to transform your life through Herbalism.
For the first time in Ecoversity's history, we're bringing together wise herbal educators and elders to teach, celebrate and revive the ancient wisdom of People’s Medicine; Herbalism.
The Human Heart Remembers the Ancient Way of Herbalism
You're not here by accident.
Our ancestors knew the plant path as a way of life to heal bodies, nourish spirits, and caretake the land. It's your birthright to reclaim this wisdom.
Join this Historical,
Educational Journey to...
- Learn over 100+ plant uses & therapeutics for over 50+ ailments.
- Uncover natural remedies for ailments like depression, anxiety, colds, cuts, respiratory health, digestive issues, insomnia, headaches, skin conditions, and much more!
- Discover countless herbal medicine recipes & techniques from experienced teachers of diverse climates, cultures, and lineages for your bathroom to kitchen & beyond!
- Learn to build and design a potent at-home apothecary with proven techniques and methods and the difference between folk and standard methods.
- Learn to make luscious herbal body products with easy systems that save money, reduce your ecological impact, and create streamlines for income.
- Confidently harvest and grow your own medicine in your backyard or neighborhood (medicine is everywhere if you know where to look!)
- Learn the ins and outs of building an ethical, therapeutic herbal practice to offer your community.
- Understand and learn the art of plant spirit medicine and be guided & mentored to connect and tend to your own ancestral lineage.
- Hear from over 5 Legendary Business Origin Stories from the founders of Traditional Medicinals, Herb Pharm, United Plant Savers & more.
- Build a like-minded community of kindred spirits.
- Be serenaded for your completion of the program with musical guests, including Rising Appalachia.
Who is this certification for?
- Anyone who wants to learn the power of plants!
- Health and wellness enthusiasts.
- Herbal hobbyists.
- Natural health practitioners.
- Traditional medicine practitioners.
- Doctors & Nurses
- Holistic healers.
- Home gardeners.
- Nature lovers.
- Plant-based medicine seekers.
- Fitness and nutrition professionals.
- Craft & DIY lovers.
- Health and beauty product makers.
- Parents interested in natural remedies for their family.
- Folks looking to explore a new eco-career.
- Folks seeking to supplement their income.
A Healer in Every Household
Dream with us for a moment...
Imagine a world where your medicine cabinet contains the resins from trees, the alkaloids of flowers, and the oils from fresh green leaves.
And when your loved one falls ill, the medicine of the plants provides you with natural remedies that work.
And where you ignite plant-based rituals and ceremonies to facilitate your communities growth and healing.
Enroll In The Herbalism Certification
Join this herbal historic moment, as thousands of students worldwide dive into the beauty and science of herbalism to restore their own health - and the health of the planet.
Curriculum & Learnings
This curriculum is curated by a community of educators, herbalists, doctors, researchers, priestesses, and storytellers. After completing this program, you will have the skills to start an herbal business, become your own healer, support community health, build a family apothecary, and so much more.
Introduction to Herbalism
- People's Medicine: The History of Herbalism, People & Plants
- Wise Women: A Global Perspective on People's Medicine
- Ancestral Lineage
- Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Regenerative Herbalism & Herbal Justice
- (1) Live Class
Botany & Plant Identification
- Botany, Plant Identification
- Ancestral Plants, People & the Stars
- Observation, Plant Identification & Herb Lifecycles
- Nomenclature, the Importance of Botanical Names
- Afro Botany; A Glimpse of Traditional Healing in the Diaspora
- Creating Your Own Herbarium
- (1) Live Class
Medicine Making with Rosemary Gladstar
- Internal Preparations including; Decoctions, Vinegars, Tinctures, and more!
- External Preparations Including Creation: Salves, Liniment, Poultice, Compresses, and more!
- Intro to Skin Care Products Including Skin Care Creation: Cleansers, Hydrosols, Serums, Lotions, and more!
- Ethical Harvesting, Wildcrafting & Preparing Herbs
- Favorite Staff Recipes: Rosemary's Perfect Face Cream, Famous Fire Cider, Coconut Bliss Lipbalm, Lavender Spritzer, Joyful Heart & Blue Dreams Tea, All Purpose Salve... we could keep going!
- (3) Live Classes: Herbal Medicine Making & Apothecary Design *Have fun talking to Rosemary Gladstar live about recipe practice!
Materia Medica & Therapeutics
- Intro to Materia Medica & Therapeutics
- Food as Medicine
- Herbal First Aid
- Herbs for the Nervous System & Mental Health
- Herbs for the Digestive System
- Herbs for Addiction, Recovery, & Entheogenics
- Herbs for Endocrine & Hormonal Health
- Herbs for Urinary Health
- Herbs for Respiratory & Immune & Skin
- Herbs for Cardiovascular System
- Herbs for Musculoskeletal & Pain
- Herbs for Pregnancy, Childbirth & Postpartum
- (10) Live Classes
Herbal Energetics & Plant Spirit Medicine
- The Five Tastes of Nourishment
- The Elemental Wheel
- Using Herbal Energetics in Medicine & Herbal Product Formulation
- Plant Spirit Healing, Re-membering, & Practice
- Plant Rituals & Ceremony
- (2) Live Classe
Regenerative Herbalism & Sacred Garden Design
- Herbal Garden Design Process & Planning
- Lunar Rhythms for Planting
- Permaculture for the Herbalist Path
- Seed Saving and Storage & Soil & Water Design
- Herbs for Climate Change & Resilience
- Medicinal Food Forests, Polycultures & Plant Guilds
- 3+ Garden Walkthroughs in Multiple Climates
- (2) Live Classes
Client Relationship & Case Taking
- Client Interview Intake Guide & Template
- The Role of a Village Herbalist
- The Therapeutic Relationship
- The Sacred Witness
- Triggers, Shadow, and Managing Difficult Dynamics
- Meaningful Questions & Managing Expectations
- Legalty in the Herbal Space
- (2) Live Classes
Herbal Business & Lifestyle Design
- 5+ Legendary Business Origin Stories from the founders of Traditional Medicinals, Herb Pharm, United Plant Savers & more.
- Regenerative Business 101: The Ecoversity Story
- Marketing 101: Social Media Launch Plan, Business Planning & more.
- Graceful Leadership
- Herbal Economics
- (1) Live Class
Capstone Final Projects
- Vision Project
- Case Study Reflection
- Leader & Peer Project Review
- (1) Live Class
Legacy, Stewardship & the Future of Earth Care
- Legacy Meditation
- The Future of Earth Care
- The Ethics of Botanicals
- United Plant Savers: The Story Behind the Movement, the Founders & Why It Matters
- (1) Live Class & Online Graduation 🎓 with Rising Appalachia
A sneak peak inside Rosemary Gladstar's
Medicine Making Module inside this Certification...
(Module 3) Includes 36 - Never Before Seen - Medicine Making Videos with Rosemary Gladstar & Asia Dorsey
Get ready for a thrilling journey of herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and Asia Dorsey as they share their timeless knowledge through never-before-seen, high-quality medicine-making videos.
After this incredible educational journey, you'll be able to...
- Identify and distinguish medicinal plant species and their healing properties.
- Identify and describe the medicinal properties of various herbs.
- Formulate herbal remedies for common health concerns.
- Develop an understanding of the safe and appropriate dosage of herbal remedies.
- Understand the legalities surrounding the use and sale of herbal remedies.
- Understand the history and cultural significance of herbalism.
- Understand the language of plants and attune your listening abilities.
- Understand the principles of holistic health and how herbalism fits into the larger wellness conversation.
- Provide you and your loved ones with natural, timeless remedies to thrive and heal on this planet.
Class Format & Scheduling
Program Dates: April 19 to October 11, 2023.
Our program meets every Wednesday on a weekly basis and provides you with class materials to review in between sessions. You will also be grouped with a small community of classmates, known as an “Herbal pod,” to journey together with throughout the program. Read more details below.
Class Length: 90 Minutes
Class Day: Every Wednesday
Class Time: (Please see the time in various time zones below):
10AM Los Angeles PDT
11AM Denver MDT
11AM Costa Rica MDT
1PM New York EDT
3PM Buenos Aires UTC -3
6PM London UTC +1
7PM Barcelona GMT +2
5AM Melbourne GMT +11
Weekly Video Lessons with "Home-fun" Assignments & Assessments
Your wisdom guides have organized potent knowledge into a multi-media experience of education. From weekly video lectures & stories, podcast style interviews, and high-quality recorded recipes - you'll enjoy an array of learning methods. Each week, you'll be invited to complete a home-fun assignment to allow you to practice what you're learning and module assessments to ensure you're retaining the information.
Weekly Live Class with Lead Wisdom Teachers
This program is hosted weekly, live on Zoom, with your lead wisdom teachers to dive deeper into concepts and recap the key takeaways from the weekly video lessons and home-fun assignments, and module assessments. You will revive your inner herbalist and hone your skills through case studies, rituals, folklore, and interactive activities.
Weekly Herbal-Pod Check-In
You'll be assigned Herbal-Pod Mate(s) that you'll meet with once a week to review your homework, check progress, and explore and share your journey. The relationships we build during transformational moments have the ingredients to last a lifetime.
"The pulse of our human heart is a reminder that under the noise of everyday life, our inner rhythms tie us to the force of nature. "
— Seraphina Capranos
36 - Never Before Seen - Medicine Making Videos with Rosemary Gladstar & Asia Dorsey
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Interactive, Wise & Private Community
Get exclusive access to a private Discord community to interact, learn and share with your cohort. Be connected to Ecoversity alumni for opportunities, shared visioning, and global community support.JOIN WAITLIST
Discounts at Various Offerings:
- 15% off Apoterra.com Orders. 20% off at Herb Pharm. 20% off Banyan Botanicals. 10% off Earthbeat Seeds Orders. 20% off all Equinox Botanicals Products. 10% off From Nature With Love Orders over $29. 15% off Texas Medicinals from Ginger Webb. $30 off Herbal Apothecary CSA from InsideOut Wholeness. 15% off MoonMaid Botanicals Orders. 10% off Mountain Rose Herbs Orders. 10% off Piedmont Organics Premium Oil. 20% off a “Rasa Taster Pack” Sampler. 10% off Red Moon Herbs Orders. 15% off The Living Seed Company Orders. 20% off Wishgarden Herbs Purchases. 10% off Zack Woods Herb Farm Orders. Host Defense & Herb Pharm Discounts!
Meet Your Herbal Educators
From backyard herbalists to Doctors of Medicine, these hand-selected and plant-guided teachers are here to learn and grow with you. Our teaching group is growing, stay tuned for new additions to the roster.
Clinical Herbalist & Founder of The Center for Sacred Arts
Seraphina’s European grandparents first introduced her to the healing power of natural medicine. While seasonally gathering herbs in rural Ontario they lovingly taught her about the traditional wisdom of herbs and plant lore.
Seraphina’s European grandparents first introduced her to the healing power of natural medicine. While seasonally gathering herbs in rural Ontario they lovingly taught her about the traditional wisdom of herbs and plant lore. After suffering injury to her spine as a teenager, Seraphina was declared by the conventional medical system to lead a life of suffering in chronic pain. Determined to heal herself, she returned to her roots and began a professional study of natural medicine at Emerson College of Herbology (1998) leading her to study with renowned herbalist Susun S. Weed at The Wise Woman Center in NY (1999) and then soon after healers in the desert of New Mexico. She attended the University of Toronto while working with an inspiring MD who practiced homeopathy, revealing to her the brilliance of this unique and deep system of medicine. The combination and expertise of her two passions of herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine makes Seraphina a gifted practitioner. She brings the balance of university education in science to the magic of what wild lands and indigenous healers have taught her to each of her classes and clients. Seraphina has been in private clinical practice at a multi-disciplinary clinic since 2005. She has been a devoted teacher of herbalism and homeopathy since 2008, having taught in colleges, private classrooms, retreats and as a keynote speaker at professional conferences. She has been teaching The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine since 2009. As an educator she is passionate about offering empowering, heart-centered classes that are rooted in spirit. Seraphina is a graduate of the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy(2005). She regularly attends post-graduate seminars and courses, and teaches numerous classes and workshops internationally. She is certified by the Council of Homeopathic Certification and is registered by the Canadian Society of Homeopaths.
Author, Activist & Co-Founder of Many Magical Things!
Called the “Godmother of American Herbalism”, Author of 12 Books, Founder of The International Herb Symposium, The New England Women’s Herbal Conference, Founding President of United Plant Savers, and Co-Founder of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company in 2018. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her life’s work from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine. Her home study course, The Science & Art of Herbalism, has been introducing people to herbalism and a deep relationship with plants for over 45 years.
Rosemary Gladstar has been practicing, living, learning, teaching, and writing about herbs for over 50 years. Considered a star figure in the modern herbal movement and often referred to as the ‘godmother of American herbalism’. Rosemary is the author of twelve books including Medicinal Herbs; a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Well-Being, and Herbal Healing for Men. She is the co-founder and former director of both The International Herb Symposium and The New England Women’s Herbal Conference, the Founding President of United Plant Savers, and the co-founder and original formulator of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company. She is also the author and inspiration behind the popular home study course, The Science and Art of Herbalism which has inspired and taught many thousands of students over the past four decades. In 2018 Rosemary was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her life’s work from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine. She recently moved from her home at Sage Mountain ~ an herbal retreat center and botanical sanctuary where she lived for 30 years ~ to a smaller haven where she plans to write more, tend to her new gardens, and spend more time with the plants.
Founder NCB (Natural Choices Botanical) School of Herbalism
Iya Angelique "Sobande" Greer is a Tennessee-based Master Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Strategist & Desert Storm Veteran. She founded the first African American School of Herbalism in the United States in 1992 - The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health.
Iya Angelique "Sobande" Greer is a Tennessee-based Master Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Strategist & Desert Storm Veteran. She founded the first African American School of Herbalism in the United States in 1992 - The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health. Additionally, she is the Visionary Powerhouse behind Sacred Waters Retreats LLC., The Afro Botany Immersion Conference is held in beautiful Costa Rica and the Cook, Cure & Conjure online Wellness Series. Iya Sobande’s gifts from the world of herbalism include her amazing line of ancestral-inspired tea blends” Legacy Tea Blends” and the “Sacred Wellness Body Care Line”. She is a world-traveled speaker, consultant, and author of the 2013 inspirational book “The Gift’s” with two more in the works. She currently teaches and assists clients at her private practice near Nashville TN. Iya Sobande & her husband Babalawo Clifford "Akinrinola" Greer have spent their lives in deep commitment to honoring their path, family, ancestors, and the community. They have been given the opportunity to parent three beautiful grown daughters & five amazing grandchildren.
Director of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary
Emily Ruff, founder of the Florida Herbal Conference and Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade.
Emily Ruff, founder of the Florida Herbal Conference and Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents where she has studied under healers of many traditions. Her background in gardening and botany came in childhood while wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her journey into herbalism continued through apprenticeships in Guatemala under the tutelage of local healers on the southern coast of Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Vermont at the feet of Rosemary Gladstar, and in the Central Florida apothecary Leaves & Roots with herbalists Carolyn Whitford and George D’Arcy. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida and Curanderismo with the University of New Mexico. She is a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner. Emily’s dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems led her to become active in the organization United Plant Savers. Inspired by a need for greater connection among her regional community, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference event in 2012, an event that continues to sell out annually. In past years, she served multiple terms as president of the Herb Society of Central Florida and as co-founder of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative. Most recently, in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project. From the community relationships cultivated through the national response to this tragedy, Emily formed the Herbal Action Network to continue weaving the web of compassionate herbalism into community engagement. Emily is an instructor in the Herbal Academy Advanced Herbal Training Course. Sharing her time between Florida and Vermont, she currently serves as director of the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary. Emily’s classes have been described as “heart-filled,” “enriching,” and “empowering,” creating a bridge between the teachings of our ancestors and the technologies of our modern world. Emily can be found in joy cooking, practicing yoga, writing, photographing flora, creating music with family and friends, and digging her fingers in the dirt. The plants continue to be her greatest teachers..
Bioregional Herbalist & Founder of Bones, Bugs & Botany
Asia was raised by a collective of radical aunties, uncles and her grandmother Betty Jo in the Historic Five Points community, the ancestral home of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe peoples. Infused with the Jazz of the “Harlem of the West,” Asia has developed new frontiers of healing and earth based relationship not through the erasure of the past and its peoples, but the melodious recombination, reintegration and regeneration of ancestral wisdoms.
Asia was raised by a collective of radical aunties, uncles and her grandmother Betty Jo in the Historic Five Points community, the ancestral home of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe peoples. Infused with the Jazz of the “Harlem of the West,” Asia has developed new frontiers of healing and earth based relationship not through the erasure of the past and its peoples, but the melodious recombination, reintegration and regeneration of ancestral wisdoms. I died for the cause. Decades of activism for the earth and her peoples left me burnt out and broken. Ta-Nahisi Coates in the banned text Between the World and Me had me understand the American tradition of destroying the black body and I made it my responsibility to protect my body, by any means necessary. In my post-Activisms, I resurrected myself though remineralization, living foods, and local weeds. I scaled my own healing to have greater impact though various social movements, businesses and organizations. I bring the healing to you though, my writing and liberated earth-based educational experiences
Founder of the Village Witches
A passionate educational curator, facilitator, and mentor dedicated to adult learners of all backgrounds. A representative for Mother Nature as a writer and teacher of Deep Ecology, Therapeutic Ecology, and whole systems design through the lens of Herbalism and Permaculture. Sarah Wu has 22 years studying the science, art and craft of Planetary Eclectic Herbal Medicine, with a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Wise Woman Tradition.
A passionate educational curator, facilitator, and mentor dedicated to adult learners of all backgrounds. A representative for Mother Nature as a writer and teacher of Deep Ecology, Therapeutic Ecology, and whole systems design through the lens of Herbalism and Permaculture. Sarah Wu has 22 years studying the science, art and craft of Planetary Eclectic Herbal Medicine, with a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Wise Woman Tradition. With 28 and counting, 75+hour Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) in her portfolio, Sarah, along with her partner in wellness Lala Palmieri wrote the 2000-hour original curriculum Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path (PHP). Uniting two huge studies with the foundation in Whole Systems Design, this course is tailored to those seeking a well-rounded, formal education in herbalism, while also achieving a certificate in Permaculture Design. Sarah teaches full length and specialized Permaculture courses and workshops tailored to community involvement, event production and holistic health. Sarah is the co-founder of Envision Festival, an annual arts, music, education and movement festival in Uvita, Costa Rica where she curates the educational experiences as well as the Village Witches: Herbal Elixir Bar, Sacred Spaces, Healing Sanctuary, Herbal First Aid Clinic. She is the founder and producer of Medicines from the Edge: A Tropical Herbal Convergence, dedicated to bridging the eclectic healing traditions of Latin America. Former Director and General Manager at the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica, Sarah brought herbal studies to the location in 2009 and is regular annual faculty member. Sarah is a guest facilitator for Earth Speak, and presents on numerous podcasts, video blogs and universities. Sarah studied formally with David Winston and had the opportunity to work with 7Song at the Omatepe, Nicaragua Natural Doctors International Clinic, as well as attended and presented at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and the International Herbal Symposium. She is a contributor to Rosemary Gladstar’s online course through Sage Mountain and has written for various herbal publications.
Co-Founder & CEO of Ecoversity
4x Co-founder, Alexa is a heartprenuer and founding steward of Ecoversity. Founding. Author and creator of the Be You Be Sure movement, Alexa has been leading teams and vision since she was 22. Dedicated to accelerating a regenerative future, she brings her wild-fem-type leadership to create of heart-based revolutionary curriculum at Ecoversity.
4x Co-founder, Alexa is a serial heartprenuer and founding steward of Ecoversity. Author and creator of the "Be You Be Sure" movement, Alexa has been leading teams and vision since she was 22. Dedicated to accelerating a regenerative future, she brings her wild-fem-type leadership to create a heart-based revolutionary curriculum at Ecoversity.
Author, Teacher & International Speaker
Pam Montgomery is an herbalist, author, international teacher and Earth elder who has passionately embraced her role as a spokesperson for the green beings and has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature for more than three decades. She is the author of two books one of which is the highly acclaimed Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness.
Pam Montgomery is an herbalist, author, international teacher and Earth elder who has passionately embraced her role as a spokesperson for the green beings and has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature for more than three decades. She is the author of two books one of which is the highly acclaimed Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness. She teaches internationally and virtually on plant spirit healing, spiritual ecology and co-creative partnership with nature. She is a founding member of United Plant Savers and more recently the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries or ONE. Her latest passion is to engage ceremonially in full symbiosis within the plant/human matrix where the elder common plants initiate and guide us into being truly human.
CEO & Founder of Anima Mundi Herbals
I am the herbalist, medicine maker, educator, and founder over at Anima Mundi. I'm originally from Costa Rica and started Anima Mundi several years ago in Brooklyn as a means to bridging ancient remedies to the modern world. My heart was to create a true farm to pharmacy experience through the art of medicine making with herbs.
I am the herbalist, medicine maker, educator and founder over at Anima Mundi. I'm originally from Costa Rica and started Anima Mundi several years ago in Brooklyn as a means to bridging ancient remedies to the modern world. My heart was to create a true farm to pharmacy experience through the art of medicine making with herbs. We offer a wide spectrum of remedies and plants from around the world, integrating from several traditions that I've studied over the years, such as rainforest tribal styles, Ayurveda, Chinese-Daoist Medicine, and European style alchemy. I believe that by preserving these ancient forms of indigenous botany, we keep alive a very sacred aspect to our source. Anima Mundi was founded with the intention to bridge ancient healing traditions and plant remedies as a form as grass roots healthcare for today's world. Since I was a little girl, I devoted my studies to shamanic style healing, hands on energy work and botanical studies. I was born with intuitive sight, and at that time I was shy and somewhat scared of the potential of this energy. I remember seeing auras and spirits when I was a girly, and didn't know what to do or even talk about it to my family. Later I learned to cultivate it and trained with psychics and healers that helped me convert this energy into a healing art that I could apply to this world. I focused and studied on both Central and South American tribal style herbalism, studying with plant medicine teachers in Costa Rica, the Amazon and California. I then went on to study classic Western and European herbalism. I trained as a clinical herbalist at different herbal schools, and continued on to cultivate a private practice in Berkeley CA and NYC. I became deeply fascinated with archetypes, astrology and body types and the cosmological correlations of illness/health with planetary function. I studied astrology, cosmology and consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and immersed myself in the study of medical astrology, and biodynamics. I shortly after founded Anima Mundi Herbals in NYC with the purpose to providing a unadultured medicinal herb line that integrated native traditions and ancient formulations. I wanted to create a business that not only provided an actual pure and powerful form of healthcare, I also cared to help preserve indigenous lands and their local economies through organic agriculture and wildcrafted goods. Please feel free to contact me to say hello or speak about the magic of herbs and healing! Warmly, Adriana
Permaculturist & Founder of Regenerative Institute
Penny is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. She has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Certification courses worldwide in addition to advanced courses.
Penny Livingston is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe, Indonesia and the United States. She has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Certification courses worldwide in addition to advanced courses. Penny has sat on the board of the Permaculture Institute of North America as well as the Building Appeals Board for the County of Marin, after being unanimously approved by the Marin County Supervisors. She was also a founding board member for the Redwood Empire Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She has studied, taught with, hosted and learned directly Bill Mollison, and David Holmgren the co-founders of Permaculture and the developers of the Permaculture Design Certification Course curriculum. Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. She specializes in site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water systems, habitat development and watershed restoration for homes, co-housing communities, businesses, and diverse yield perennial farms. She as taught Herbal Medicine Making, Natural Building and Permaculture around the US as well as Bali, Indonesia, Peru, Germany, Mexico, France, Turkey, Portugal, Australia, Belize, Brazil, England and Costa Rica. With her ex-husband James Stark, and in collaboration with Commonweal — a cancer health research and retreat center — Penny co-manages Commonweal Garden, a 17-acre organic and certified salmon-safe farm in Bolinas, California. Penny co-created the Ecological Design Program and its curriculum at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, co-created the Permaculture Program at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center with Brock Dolman, co-created the Earth Activist Training with Starhawk and she co-founded the West Marin Grower’s Group, the West Marin Farmer’s Market, and the Community Land Trust Association of Marin. Penny has also worked with the Marin County Community Development Agency and Planning Department to develop recommendations on sustainability for updating the Community Plan. Penny is a founding member of the Natural Building Colloquium, a national consortium of professional natural builders, creating innovations in straw bale, cob, timberframe, light clay, natural non-toxic interior finishes and other methods using natural and bio-regionally appropriate materials for construction. She has been featured in the following films: Symphony of the Soil by Lily Films and Deborah Koons Garcia, 2012: A Time for Change by Joao Amorim and Daniel Pinchbeck and Permaculture: The Growing Edge by Belili Films and Starhawk. She has been apprenticing in Germany and Italy at the Arven School for Medicinal Plants, Aromatherapy and Wilderness Wisdom with her teacher, a master alchemist, Susanne Fischer-Rizzi in Germany since 2011. Penny is holding this lineage here in the United States and is embarking on sharing what she has learned over the years.
Dr. Mary Bove
Author, Physician & Educator
Dr. Mary Bove herbal advocate, educator, and innovator holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Midwifery Certification and Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine. She practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine, herbal Medicine, and Midwifery for over 30 years, specializing in naturopathic pediatrics, botanical medicine, natural prenatal care and homebirth.
Dr. Mary Bove herbal advocate, educator, and innovator holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Midwifery Certification and Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine. She practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine, herbal Medicine, and Midwifery for over 30 years, specializing in naturopathic pediatrics, botanical medicine, natural prenatal care and homebirth. Dr Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health. Mary has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine. Dr Bove currently consults, lectures, writes, and teaches internationally for Heartwood Institute on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy and childbirth, traditional food medicine, and mind-body healing.
Founder of HerbPharm
Sarah Katz is the co-founder of the company Herb Pharm, in 1979. She's also the founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, and board president of United Plant Savers (UpS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable production of indigenous American medicinal plants.
Sarah Katz is the co-founder of the herbal products company Herb Pharm, a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, and board president of United Plant Savers (UpS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable production of indigenous American medicinal plants. She has served on numerous local and national boards - including that of the American Herbal Products Association - and she has organized and co-organized multiple herbal conferences throughout the United States, notably five UpS conferences at Herb Pharm between 2000 and 2012, with proceeds benefiting the conservation nonprofit.
Dr. Rocio Alarcon
Founder of IAMOE
Doctor of Philosophy-Ethnopharmacology; University College London. An Ethnopharmacologist, Ethnobotanist, and extraordinary teacher and healer within a lineage of traditional healing, Rocίo has over 30 years of field work and research experience working with indigenous communities in the Amazon region and the Andes.
Doctor of Philosophy-Ethnopharmacology; University College London. An Ethnopharmacologist, Ethnobotanist, and extraordinary teacher and healer within a lineage of traditional healing, Rocίo has over 30 years of field work and research experience working with indigenous communities in the Amazon region and the Andes. Dr. Rocio Alarcon has worked hard to build the IAMOE Center, protect the rain forest, preserve and promote ancestral knowledge, and support local indigenous communicates around the center, and throughout Ecuador. Rocio specializes in plants as food and medicine, particularly healing ceremonies and master plants. She is regularly invited to a keynote speaker at events around the world.
Herbalists & Folklore Artists
In 2007, Leah and Chloe Smith decamped to New Orleans from their hometown in downtown Atlanta. The mission was to deliver art in service to the rebirth of a city, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The sisters sought to assist in the process of healing and rebuilding, collaborating on restoration education and post-storm artistic offerings with the organization Alternate Roots.
In 2007, Leah and Chloe Smith decamped to New Orleans from their hometown in downtown Atlanta. The mission was to deliver art in service to the rebirth of a city, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The sisters sought to assist in the process of healing and rebuilding, collaborating on restoration education and post-storm artistic offerings with the organization Alternate Roots. Seduced by the royalty of NOLA culture— radiant even in the midst of such unimaginable loss, struggle and trauma—the young women put down their own roots and swiftly got to work. Nestled in the bosom of New Orleans' vibrant musical village, they saw themselves as street-culture apprentices, discovering kindred souls while steadily finding their way as Rising Appalachia. “The voice and songs of New Orleans will knock you off your feet. They strike you quick with an almost obsessive heartache and love,” reflects Chloe. “We basically never left. We lived there for seven years, soaking in the jazz and brass, the spirit of its people. Naturally, those sounds seeped into our music, as well as into our identity as Southerners.” Rising Appalachia’s soulful folk-roots sound traces back to parents who prioritized culture and diversity, and to the grassroots music communities that dot the hills and valleys of the Deep South. Countless weekends spent at fiddle camps like the Swannanoa Gathering, immersed in what they affectionately call “Appalachian trance music.” Through thunderstorms and hot summer nights, firefly-chasing and bullfrog belting, they developed an affinity for the forests, groves and hidden treasures of rural Appalachia. “Our mom and dad are folk fiddlers,” Leah elaborates. “Both have been playing in old-time jam circles since we were babies. There was music in our house five days a week. On weekends, fiddle camps and contra dances. Mom is a jazz pianist, too, even starting a gospel/Appalachian/jazz singing group with a dozen women who rehearsed at our home. In many ways, Rising Appalachia was predestined, an extension of the family tradition.” Adjacent to those paternal influences was the raw realism of Atlanta's kaleidoscopic '90s rap underground, which served to strengthen the girls' connection to the Southern metropolis they called home. “Chloe and I have always shared a deep love of urban storytelling,” Leah says. “We believe that hip-hop is a front-porch music, it's one of our greatest contemporary folk traditions. We had these musical cultures swirling around us for our entire upbringing.” Those disparate scenes first seeded Rising Appalachia’s unicorn sound. Before long, the women welcomed the voluminous talents of multi-instrumentalist David Brown and world percussionist Biko Casini. Each player wields an appropriately eclectic skillset, proven essential to the group's sonic gumbo for more than a decade. Later, they added virtuosic fiddler/cellist Duncan Wickel, a prodigy from the same Appalachian summer camps of their youth. Rising Appalachia places a laser focus on pertinent social justice issues. Both women identified as activists well before professional artisans. They consistently use their platform to activate, organize and support frontline justice work and community organizations. The messaging highlights local food issues, educates fans on feminism, the climate crisis, and prison industrial complex, among other crucial causes. As they bore witness to New Orleans' resolve, Leah and Chloe solidified their voice as grown women, and their embryonic songs came to life. Above the buzz of horses' hooves and fortune-tellers, they cut their teeth busking in the French Quarter - just a few short blocks from the iconic Preservation Hall, a 19th-century Creole townhouse later transformed into a non-profit performance art space in 1961. Preservation Hall brought musical traditions under the same roof before they were legally allowed to perform together. Hosting intimate acoustic concerts 350 nights per year for over half-a-century, Preservation Hall is a quintessential pilgrimage in the birthplace of Black American music. In January 2021, with the pandemic in full swing neither Rising Appalachia nor Preservation Hall were staging events with live audiences. Instead, the band was invited to collaborate with the distinguished institution and produce a livestream concert. A medicinal balm broadcast to their fans around the globe, the lasting effects of that salve are preserved on the group's latest release, Live at Preservation Hall. Rising Appalachia’s reverence for all things NOLA can be heard from within the hallowed jazz cathedral. Leaning heavily into a Crescent City swoon, the quintet is ably assisted by a pair of beloved local luminaries: Aurora Nealand (clarinet, accordion) and Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Branden Lewis (trumpet). The regional accouterments lend a certain authenticity and panache to seminal selections like opener “A Closer Walk With Thee”, and treasured traditional “St. James Infirmary”, a longtime setlist favorite. The concert is brimming with full band dynamics, and explores the deeper annals of Rising Appalachia's NOLA-centric songbook. “Indigo Dance” (Leylines, 2019) is a debutante ditty that nods to the city that care forgot. The swaggering “Downtown” (Filthy Dirty South, 2012) was conceived as Leah eluded the omnipresent parish potholes while biking through the Marigny. “River Mouth” (Wider Circles, 2015) was hand-crafted amongst dear friends at the base of the Mississippi, where the river meets the Gulf of Mexico. Embossed in subtle squeezebox and hymnal harmonies, lonesome love ballad “The Long Haul” (Filthy Dirty South) was similarly born on these Bayou waters. | Mined from 2020's surprise LP The Lost Mystique of Being in the Know, both "Catalyst" and "Silver" unspool rather exquisitely to fill the sacred space. The gospelized “Shed Your Grace'' (Leylines) struts down the Quarter’s cobblestone streets in joyful gratitude. “Resilient” (Leylines) remains Rising Appalachia’s magnum opus protest song. The rallying cry is revealed with an arrangement rich in nuanced instrumentation; the group offering a sublime reading unique to the momentous occasion. Eschewing established industry norms, Leah and Chloe Smith have followed invitation and intuition to independently forge their own path. Fifteen years and seven studio albums into an ambitious adventure that has already taken these medicine women around the world, Rising Appalachia continues spreading musical catharsis with an iridescent elixir of global soul.
Paul Stamets, speaker, author of 6 books, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life.
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement. Paul’s philosophy is that “MycoDiversity is BioSecurity.” He sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve and protect as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from these pristine woodlands. His research is considered breakthrough by thought leaders for creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide. Paul is the author of six books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World), he has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms, and is the founder and owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC, makers of the Host Defense Mushrooms (www.hostdefense.com) supplement line. He has received numerous awards, including: Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA). His work has entered into the mainstream of popular culture. In the new Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, the Science Officer is portrayed by an Astromycologist.... a Lt. Paul Stamets. Paul’s work with mycelium is a central theme of this series. Paul funds research to save rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within the old growth forests. He is a collaborator with numerous scientific organizations and research institutes. Currently he is testing extracts of these rare strains at the NIH (National Institutes of Health/Virology) and with Washington State University/United States Department of Agriculture against a wide panel of viruses pathogenic to humans, animals and bees. “We are now fully engaged in the sixth Major Extinction (“6 X”) on planet Earth. Our biosphere is quickly changing, eroding the life support systems that have allowed humans to ascend. Unless we put into action policies and technologies that can cause a course correction in the very near future, species diversity will continue to plummet, with humans not only being the primary cause, but one of the victims. What can we do? Fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer some powerful, practical solutions, which can be put into practice now.”
Ethnobotanist & Community Builder
Stephen Brooks is a world-renowned ethnobotanist, permaculture designer and educator, and the co-creator of; Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design, Envision Festival, Alegria Village, Ecovilla & Ecoversity.
Stephen Brooks has been living for the past 25 years in Costa Rica and is a world leader in creating thriving ecological communities, promoting permaculture practices, and fostering sustainable food production models. He is the co-founder of Ecoversity and Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies. In 2006, Stephen co-founded and developed La Ecovilla, a 45 home community in San Mateo, Costa Rica. His most recent addition is Alegria Village, which neighbors La Ecovilla.
Cal Janae Wolfpack
Herbalist, Botanist & Farmer
Cal Janae Wolfpack, is an herbalist, botanist, farmer & plant educator located in their homeland of the Des Moines & Raccoon River watershed, currently called Iowa. Cal works as an herb grower, a clinical herbalist & botanist in their private practice. Cal offers sliding scale herbal consultations, provide herb kits to midwifery clients, make herbal medicines under the label "Profound Existence," amongst other projects.
Cal Janae Wolfpack, is an herbalist, botanist, farmer & plant educator located in their homeland of the Des Moines & Raccoon River watershed, currently called Iowa. Cal works as an herb grower, a clinical herbalist & botanist in their private practice. Cal offers sliding scale herbal consultations, provide herb kits to midwifery clients, make herbal medicines under the label "Profound Existence," amongst other projects.
Founder and Director of Sacred Plant Traditions
Kat Maier, RH (AHG).PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, LLC in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three-Year Clinical Herbalist training program as well as a multitude of other classes geared to all levels of students.
Kat Maier, RH (AHG).PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, LLC in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three-Year Clinical Herbalist training program as well as a multitude of other classes geared to all levels of students. SPT’s free clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is revered as a a model for other programs. She served as President of the Board of United Plant Savers Board and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award.
As an international teacher, Kat travels to conferences and serves as guest clinician/ staff at other herb schools. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile coupled with her training as a Physician’s Assistant, she is able to weave the language of biomedicine with traditional energetic systems. She is a founding member of Botanica Mobile Clinic, which offers support to mental health and at-risk community members at no cost. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas and author of Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine. This book won the Gold Medal Nautilus Award in 2022.
Registered Aromatherapist, Registered Herbalist Esthetician, Educator, Author, Public Speaker
Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals. Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist, and aromatherapist.
Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals. Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist, and aromatherapist. She has taught botanical therapies at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Metro State College in Denver; and the University of MN. Since 2009 she has taught for the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, and, beginning in 2015 for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Mindy has lectured internationally on holistic skincare, lifestyle, nutrition, herbal therapies, and essential oils.
She worked at the Aveda Corporation (2003-2009) in the botanical research division of R&D as their clinical aromatherapist, developing functional blends and providing training on essential oils and herbs, putting to use her extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils from Purdue University.
She now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC. Prior to working at Aveda, she founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses. She specializes in botanical therapies, product development, writing, and aromatherapy education. Mindy served on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West trade show and conference (2008-2013), and as committee chair for Botanicals in Cosmetics for the American Herbal Products Association (2008-2014). In 2012 she became a health coach certified by Wellcoaches®.
Serving now on the Editorial Advisory Board for the publication, International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, and the Program Advisory Committee for the American College of Healthcare Sciences, her former role as Program Specialist at the Integrative Resource Center of Anschutz Cancer Center at the University of Colorado Hospital is indicative of Mindy’s dedication to, and leadership in wellness and healthcare. From 1995 to 2001 she served as Director of Education and later, Director of Research for the nonprofit medical library, the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder.
Mindy is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and an advisory board member to the non-profit American Botanical Council, publisher of HerbalGram Magazine. Ms. Green served on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies (1995- 2003). The California School of Herbal Studies is among Mindy’s business ventures as co-owner and faculty member (1985-1995). She is a nationally certified Registered Aromatherapist and has served on the education committees of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists and the Aromatherapy Registration Council. A prolific writer and lecturer, Ms. Green has authored over 65 published articles on herbs, aromatherapy, skincare, holistic health, and integrative care. She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art; author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous books on herbs and healing, including two academic texts edited by Andrew Weil, MD. As a botanical-therapies expert, she has been interviewed more than 400 times by leading magazines and newspapers. A long-time environmental activist, Mindy served as a board member for the non-profit organization, United Plant Savers (2004-2010), and believes plants in all their forms provide healing, globally and individually.
Dr. Jody E. Noé
Naturopathic Physician, Ethnobotanist
Dr. Noé is practicing licensed ND for over 28 years, have a clinic in North Stonington CT. Dr. Noé is also an author of 4 books, one of them a medical textbook. She practices traditional medicine as taught by her Cherokee elders. This is a practice that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. She was accepted as an official apprentice in 1987 by Crosslin F. Smith, high medicine priest of the Keetoowah, of the western band of Cherokees in Tahlequah, OK.
Dr. Noé is practicing licensed ND for over 28 years, have a clinic in North STonington CT. Dr. Noé is also an author of 4 books, one of them a medical textbook. She practices traditional medicine as taught by her Cherokee elders. This is a practice that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. She was accepted as an official apprentice in 1987 by Crosslin F. Smith, high medicine priest of the Keetoowah, of the western band of Cherokees in Tahlequah, OK. She has been with the Smith's since this time that has spanned almost 4 decades, and continues to practice and study under Crosslin up to this date. Prior to this she was taught by the elders of the eastern Cherokees, Goingback and Mary U. Chiltoskey, "Mama" Geneva Jackson, and incidentally with Amy Walker. Dr. Noé continues to study with her elders and practices traditional ways with patients when appropriate. The traditional medicine way uses plants, earth, air, water, and fire (heat) along with rituals and prayers to invoke Spirit and Healing. The Keetoowah are traditionalists and practice ancient rituals such as the sacred "Stomp Dance" to this day. In traditional medicine many aspects of healing are addressed with the focus on the Spirit of each modality affecting the Spirit of the patient to conjoin with the Great Spirit of the universe.
Lucretia Van Dyke
Holistic Educator, Speaker, Herbalist, Sacred Sexologist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Light Coach, Intuitive Energetic & Reiki Practitioner
With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays, & muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke (she/her) has been in the industry for over 20 years. A Holistic Educator, Speaker, Herbalist, Sacred Sexologist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Light Coach, Intuitive Energetic & Reiki Practitioner, Diviner, & world traveler with over 3000 hours of training.
With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays, & muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke (she/her) has been in the industry for over 20 years. A Holistic Educator, Speaker, Herbalist, Sacred Sexologist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Light Coach, Intuitive Energetic & Reiki Practitioner, Diviner, & world traveler with over 3000 hours of training. She has been a holistic esthetician & practitioner for over a decade focusing on integrating indigenous healing rituals, plant spirit medicine, and meditation into your modern day practices. Often referred to as the “Beyonce or Lizzo of herbalism” Lucretia brings her vivacious spirit and message of self love in her work to inspire others to embrace their unique beauty and purpose. Her work with herbs and sacred practices honors Women’s Wholeness Medicine, grief work, sexual trauma, ancestor connection, womb healing, self empowerment, food alchemy, & holistic skin care.
Mimi Hernandez, RH(AHG) draws upon her rich ethnic background & the Granny healers in her life. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life’s work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. Mimi has been the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild for 10 years.
Mimi Hernandez, RH(AHG) draws upon her rich ethnic background & the Granny healers in her life. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life’s work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. Mimi has been the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild for 10 years. She has mentored students of clinical herbalism and has provided trainings in apothecary management and herbal medicine for many years as well.
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Co-creating this program has been a profound journey of honoring many of the teachers and wisdom-keepers that have been stewarding western herbalism for nearly five decades.
Receiving teachings from these seasoned practitioners will change lives by empowering every learner with the confidence to make their own medicine and tend to the health of their community.
Herbalism is about putting our health into our own hands, and with this faculty leading the way as trusted guides, this program is part of the revolution of regenerating a new, healthier, brighter future.
- Seraphina Capranos (Program Director) & Alexa Rosenthal (Ecoversity Co-Founder & CEO)
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Global Community of Kindred Spirits
Our students & teachers hail from ecosystems worldwide, which provide a cross-pollinating educational environment unlike any other.
Solutions-Based Approach To Learning
Our students learn case-based, field-tested solutions from teachers on the ground so they can implement learnings immediately.
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Students gain access to worldwide teaching talent, with live and interactive classes to build life-changing relationships.
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Preserving the Future
For this program, we are excited, proud, and honored to be supporting and aligning with United Plant Savers. A percentage of proceeds from this program will go directly to support their efforts for the preservation of medicinal plants and their habitats. Read more here.
When developing Ecoversity,
we asked ourselves to look through a particular lens.
This lens is one of ecological regeneration, diversity, radical inclusivity, and future-forward healing. This means we create a teaching space that fosters safety, courage, and collective liberation. We support all participants by regeneratively embracing edges of identity and social location. In this way, we nurture dialogue and education that is polycultural, not monocultural.
This curriculum is built upon the knowledge of many peoples world-wide. From indigenous cultures to western academics, Herbalism is a remembrance of many hands, hearts and bodies on the earth.
We always welcome feedback, and we thank all wisdom keepers before, now, and in the future for sharing knowledge.
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