Focus, level of experience and intent vary enormously from one student to another, from one workshop to another. What never changes is promoting the safe and effective uses of medicinal herbs.
Teaching, whether it be in a one-on-one setting, an intensive, a class or a workshop, face-to-face or online, allows us all to draw upon herbal traditions, individual experiences, science, and beyond, to ensure the preservation of medicinal and culinary traditions.
Feel free to get in touch with me for lessons or one-on-one or group workshops. Individual requests are most welcome.
I am a professional Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and am also available for one-on-one mentorship for those interested in expanding their herbal practice and understanding. I'm happy to work with those people who want to continue the practice of herbalism with themselves, family and friends and also those seeking to move along a career path.
Generally speaking, topics particularly dear to my heart include: everyday medicine for home and clinic; herbs for the mouth (in any number of states and sizes); clinical skills ~ expansion and development; herbs for seafarers & their pals; making herbal sodas, syrups and cordials, and holistic herbal approaches to any number of health concerns.
"I often think back to the workshop weekend that you [Leslie W] and Leslie A did at jim's a couple years ago, as a turning point in my herbal experience. It was a nice supportive environment with lots of practical skill, valuable and constructive discussion time with peers, and was the first time I really thought to consider myself an herbalist. Whenever I have doubts around helping people or seeing clients, I often say to myself, "well, the Leslies think I can do it!" and that remembrance helps a lot. (Also, time and experience!)" GD