Meet Famous Plants Everywhere You Walk
Follow the affiliate link for a free preview of the plant series, which is hosted on Matt Wood's Institute of Herbalism Website.
Limited offer: $22.00 monthly for the series.
Price increases June 4th, 2020 to $35.00 monthly.
Cancel any time.
Lise will be teaching classes online only until we get the all clear to meet in larger groups without fear of giving each other the plague. The plant walk series will be recorded regularly from Very Early Spring to Late Fall, some in late winter and back into the spring again, until she feels the plant walks are complete. They are being professionally recorded for an eventual online version of her year-long course, Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom. Near the bottom of this page, there is an explanation of when the live version will likely resume, and why, if you can, it is best to take the live version. The complete 3 Seasons course material is being recorded for people who do not live particularly close to Minneapolis, Minnesota (or who just can't wait).
The plant walks are stand alone lessons. They should, over time, help you to recognize and eventually understand some uses of the plants we see, both by signature and qualities discussed within the videos, that become more apparent as the plants develop and grow into themselves. We're working out the kinks in the first few walks, so please be patient. Audio gets better with time (note to self; do not wear a cowl neck with a microphone attached) and we realize how best for you to see the plants properly. Make sure to watch the walks on as large a screen as possible. It really helps to see the details of the plants for identification purposes.
Lise did not grow up learning or even paying attention to plants. Her first few plant walks in New York City completely changed the way she looked at the world. Turns out everywhere we walk; the cracks in the sidewalk, the boulevards, the grassy fields, and the wooded areas are all filled with food and medicine. She hopes plant walks change the way you see your world, too. She made sure some of the free previews would alert you to very common plants likely living close to you.
Sunday, September 20th, 2020. Belle Plaine, MN.
A conference offering over a dozen workshops over the course of one day in a beautiful, rural setting.
Lise Wolff will be co-hosting and teaching at the Festival.
Since 2006 The Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival has been an an opportunity for holistic health and herbal medicine practitioners, students and enthusiasts from the Upper Midwest to learn from regional teachers in our own backyard. The 2020 festival will take place at Prairie Oaks Institute, a retreat center on a beautiful farm in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Instructors and participants come from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Since sixteen workshops will be offered by a variety of accomplished practitioners and educators. There will be something for everyone from beginning to advanced students, including opportunities for hands-on medicine making and plant id. Relax on the farm between classes and join us for herbal teas a delicious dessert buffet.
LOCATION: the beautiful Prairie Oaks Institute in Belle Plaine MN, 45 minutes from the Twin Cities.
We've got an early bird discount for signing up before August 1st.
Lise will be teaching one night of Materia Medica with Matthew Wood
Wednesday Night, June 3rd, 2020
You can watch live that night, or watch the recording anytime.
Note: the link to the Materia Medica class is an affiliate link,
which means Lise Wolff will get a portion of the sale if you follow this link to register for the class.
Lise Wolff and Matt Wood co-teach this online course.
Lise Wolff & Matt Wood teach a fun and informative 21 hour (3 days!) workshop about tongue assessment. Use the link on this page to get more information and to register for the class. While you're there, check out the many free classes related to diagnosis and other topics on Matt Wood's website.
Note: the link to the Tongue Assessment class is an affiliate link, which means Lise Wolff will get a portion of the sale if you follow this link to register for the class.
Next Three Seasons course offered in 2022
Because of the current uncertainty about group meetings in person, the live, face-to-face version of Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom will pause until we have the official okay to meet in groups for a prolonged period lasting from late winter until the following fall. That may be awhile. Until that time, I have been recording 3 Seasons material to watch online. This year we have been recording plant walks. By the end of 2021 we expect to have the full material recorded online. The in-person version (which I would hope will be safe to offer for 2022) will still be the best option if you live close enough to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I hold the classes, because through the year we directly collect quite a few of those plants, which leaves you with a full pharmacy by the end of class. You will also get to sit in on 15 hours of consultations as my apprentice, thus getting a very thorough picture of plants in practice, pulse testing, etc. And, of course, being in class itself, you will be able to ask questions and discuss the material in real time, as you use the plants and develop experience. The online students will also have the opportunity to ask questions, talk to me, etc, but as the song says 'Ain't nothing like the real thing'.
"I have devoted my adult life to the study & practice of professional health care. I have studied with quite a few herbalists and doctors who use herbal medicine; Lise Wolff is the finest herb teacher I have had. Taking Lise Wolff’s Three Seasons Herb Class is something I wish I had done as a young man before acquiring any nursing, naturopathic medicine and oriental medicine degree for what Lise Wolff conveys in her herb course is accessible, foundational, practical. Knowing the local plants’ distinct qualities, habitat, properties, personalities as neighbors, medicines, legends, Lise Wolff presents information in three dimensions to students. She introduces the possibility to novice lay people and health care professional alike of reading a person’s condition and introducing the specific, appropriate local plant medicine to heal disease. Lise Wolff’s Three Seasons Herb Class will introduce and equip any student to be a real herbalist."
"'There is no greater service a man can render to his country than to introduce a useful plant into its culture.' Thomas Jefferson
"The same holds true for most any individual student who would take this introduction to herbal medicine."
"I consider Lise's 3 Seasons Class to be the catalyst that helped me to identify and nurture what has become my life's passion: helping others through herbal medicine. I took several of Lise's one-time classes, became intrigued with herbs, and decided to take the plunge and invest my time and money into her 3 Seasons Class. Best. Investment. Ever.
"The 3 Season classes include people with many levels of experience and knowledge - I was definitely one of the beginner level students and wondered what I had gotten myself into! However, Lise is a master teacher and so good at explaining details and making sure everyone understands and feels included in class discussion and activity.
"Along with Lise's expertise and instruction in class, I learned so much from sitting in on "live" consultations with Lise and her clients, getting hands on experience with how to conduct a consult and invaluable tips on determining which herbs and preparations might give support in each situation.
"The time commitment of the class lends itself to developing friendships which continue long after the class is over. I so enjoy seeing several herbalist friends from my 3 Seasons Class at events or meeting over a cup of tea - hopefully herbal! The greatest longterm benefit, however, has been Lise's ongoing support whenever I have questions or a new discovery to share. Priceless."