Curated Online Courses in the
Herb Women Classroom
Dive deeper into herbs, mushrooms, healing, and nourishment with curated Online Courses by Midwest Women's Herbal!
Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs offers monthly Zoom Q&A's to support your learning process. Join a global community of world-changing wise women as you continue your learning journey amongst the flora, fauna, and funga. The Herb Women Classroom is hosted on a secure and easy-to-navigate web portal. Click below to learn more and enroll in your first course!
What to Expect
Structured online learning
Class packages from beginning to advanced
Foundational courses in herbalism, mushrooms and wild edibles
Connect virtually with the Midwest Women’s Herbal Community
Monthly live Q & A with Linda Conroy, bio-regional herbalist and founder of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference!
Current Courses Offered:
Food As Medicine: From forest and field to your kitchen! Learn about the abundance of food and medicine that grow around you! In this course, you will learn how to safely forage wild plants for food and medicine; basic plant identification; basic cooking and preservation skills; traditional Indigenous foods; and much more.
Fantastic Fermentation: Dive into the world of microbes and build your knowledge from the soil up! Throughout history, fermentation has been a staple of traditional diets in every culture. Learn how you can incorporate these timeless practices into your diet and life for deep nourishment and reconnection to the deep microbial community within your own body.
Exploring Liminal Space: In this exploration of the time between time, we look at how spending time in liminal space whether through journey work, assisting the dying, or psychedelic experience can expand our sense of self and our place in this world.
... and many more! Explore the Herb Women Classroom to find the perfect course for where you are in your herbal learning journey.
Online Herbal Course through the Wise Woman School:
Plants and People: Herbal Medicine Making
This 12-week online course includes four webinars seasonally. Expert herbalist Linda Conroy, MSS, MLSP guides you while providing instruction and tools needed for the beginning medicine maker. Feel confident and excited about the plant world and all it has to offer. Includes four webinars plus PDF lessons. All Live Virtual Classes available for replay following events - attend to interact with mentor or listen later at your leisure. Certificate upon completion of lessons and assignments. Open enrollment.
What to Expect
The first lesson will focus on plant terminology and will provide a brief history of herbal medicine, along with the purpose and scope of herbal medicine. A step by step exercise on plant identification will be offered and a list of items you will want to purchase if you would like to actually take part in the hands on aspects of the subsequent lessons.
The second lesson will offer information on making herbal teas, decoctions and infusions. You will learn what plants and plant parts are ideal for each preparation and how to prepare each herb for optimal benefit. Step by step instructions as well as daily exercises will be offered.
The third lesson will guide you through making your own herbal infused oils and salves. It will offer you the opportunity to learn about several significant plants that are powerful when applied topically to the skin for specific as well as general purposes. Step by step instructions will be provided and information about other approaches to topical application will be shared i.e. poultices, compresses etc.
The fourth lesson will provide information about tinctures what they are, how to ingest them and how to prepare several types including: alcohol, vinegar and glycerin based. Step by step instructions will be provided as well as information about the benefits of each medium and information about plants that are ideally prepared with each medium.
The goal of the course is to have participants become familiar with herbal medicine, to become comfortable incorporating herbs into daily life and to gain hands on experience making simple remedies at home. Participants will have the opportunity to make a small home remedy kit that they can continue to build on over time. The kit could include up to 10 different preparations. While it is not required that participants make all 10 remedies they will be expected to make at least one remedy and one tea or infusion during the 4 week course and report back on their experience.