The Wisdom Of Plants Herbal Apprenticeship Program
(CLICK HERE for an interview with a 66yr.
old ex-level 1 Graduate of Kathleen's featured in '55Plus' in 2008)
the wonder-filled world of Green Living. Do you feel an affinity with Nature or
want to explore & maintain that connection?
This program has
been growing and evolving since 1995 and as of Feb 2016, there have been 60
graduates of either Level 1 or 2 or both: The stats to date are:
You can see some
of their comments at
or on the Level 2 page.
- 2 Clinical Herbalists; Several Nutritionists; 1 Chef; 1 Midwife; 2
RMTs, 1 now a Mayan Abdominal Therapist; 1 Shaman-as-Ceremonialist; 1
Shaman-as-Death-Doula ; several as 'healers' of some sort; 3 Shamans who
- So many others have moved to the country that I can't count them all,
taking on co-creative Steward-of-their-Land on large farms and that aids all
Life on Earth. Due to their expanded life skills and education from this
program, many others have gone into, or expanded some enterprise involving
organic growing, cooking and nutrition.
- Many have gotten pregnant and/or are raising their children with very
little reliance on meds.
- My students have told me over the years how happy the were to have made new
and lasting friendships with others in this program, something that can often
be a challenge in adulthood, creating nourishment at the Soul level through
finding like-minded others.
Each Level is
designed to build on the previous for more holistic understanding, although you
may start in Level 1 or 2, both of which are introductions to Herbalism and/or
The Art of Healing. Neither requires any previous knowledge or experience. You
will share many memorable moments & have reliable knowledge for the rest of
your years. Perhaps the grass really is greener on the other side? Is this the
year for you?
Each Level of
this program focuses on reinstating our trust in Nature, ourselves & the
wise use of Her Green Gifts to us. It is also oriented to reawaken our role in
our own healing, our unique individuality, our sacred purpose & the role of
the Traditional Healer within that context.
Many plants new
to us from around the globe are finding their way onto shelves in retail stores
but the time-honoured memory of making your own medicine from locally abundant
plants & the simple, self-sufficient knowledge of how to use them is the
heart of this program. Simultaneously, the growth of the health products
industry is also causing an explosion of misinformation since the context of
the herbal tradition is overlooked by the western need to maintain a
superficial understanding of mind/body health & wellness.
The deeply rooted
& therefore experienced Traditional Herbalist is often pushed out of its
own knowledge base & overlooked by these market forces. Therefore, we will
look at the herbs in such a way that you will be able to distinguish for
yourself, "what is that herb good for?"
Apprentice In The Garden 2003
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2003 App. Program Lev. 1 Grads