Sunday, September 15th. 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.
This will be our 15th year of promoting the plant talented all around us. We have handpicked the people we have found to be great teachers and asked them to present classes that we ourselves would love to attend. We can't speak highly enough about our line up. Connie Karstens is a tried a true crowd pleaser. Organized and interesting, with original information. She will be speaking about herbs for aging gracefully and another workshop on Chaga. Laura Sanden is also a seasoned practitioner (22 years) out in Excelsior sharing her insight into flower essences for both common life experiences, as well as the more "magical" uses of herbs. Again tried and true from practice. Betsy Nelson is a wonderful speaker, who I cannot say enough about. Every time she opens her mouth to talk about plants as food I tell her "Teach! I want to take your classes!" So here she is, teaching two classes: one on foraged food and another about culinary herbs and spices. Elizabeth Heck is a solid teacher and will focus on plant ID and botany. Erin Piorier is fantastic. Lise Wolff will be teaching both Herbs for the Musculo-skeletal system, as well as a new class about matching plants to people. There will be lunch time plant walks, classes for beginners on making tinctures and salves, a lunchtime dessert buffet, a packet with handouts from the teachers. Class descriptions and registration info are available here.
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 September 2nd.
"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."