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3-Week Residential Wise Woman Ways
Herbal Apprenticeship 

Take a deep dive into Wise Woman Ways with a 3-week onsite stay at Moonwise Herbs Homestead. Be ready for a deep immersion into the Wise Woman Tradition and Herbal Lifeways.


What To Expect

Join us for this remembering, as we are invited to discover the meaning of the term Be-Wilder as it is defined by feminist author Mary Daly. She defines this term as "to lead the self and others on pixie-paths that wind deeper into the unknown; to hear and follow the call of the wild".

This residential herbal apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for women to hear the call of the wild and to listen to their own deep wisdom. We will connect deeply with ourselves, the earth, herbal green allies and all that is. Women will have the opportunity to experience living close to the earth while incorporating herbs and wild foods into their daily life. We will create a community of that encourages, inspires and challenges us to look to the mother earth. plant sisters and all that is, for deep healing and wisdom. This program is an authentic apprenticeship where participants are offered support on their own personal journey and encouraged, supported and challenged to journey to their depths.

We will connect with the wise woman within while hiking, kayaking, dancing, harvesting, creating community, crafting traditional foods and medicines, practicing compassionate communication, sitting in talking stick ceremony, exploring nature awareness and learning a wide variety of skills including but not limited to cordage making, basket weaving, broom making, hide tanning and much more!

This program includes guidance on your personal journey, use of our extensive library, materials as well as whole and wild food meals, participation in all other programs being offered during the apprenticeship. Apprentices completing the program receive discounts on future programs as well. This program is for women only, providing a unique space to explore the invisible feminine that our culture often asks us to forget. There may be quest instructors and an opportunity to interact with the community through classes and other events. Participants will be camping during this apprenticeship in order to connect deeply with the earth.

We will be staying at Moonwise Herbs Farmstead in Edgarton,WI. This 1.25 acre property is a permaculture farm located on the edge of town. We raise rabbits, chickens, ducks, bees and many herbs, as well as vegetables to the already established gardens. There is some wooded space on the property and the surrounding area has much to explore. This is a newly acquired property and so we will be working together to add beauty and function, the wise woman way. 

Program Dates
Session 1: April 25- May 16, 2024 (with and option to extend to attend the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference May 19-27, 2024)

Session 2: July 19-August 9, 2024 (with an option to extend to attend the Rock Island Women's Camping trip (August 10-21, 2024)

If you extend your program to participate in the additional events, you will attend as an apprentice and helper, there will be no additional fee. Please be prepared to assist with these events in addition to attending. We can discuss this further during your interview. 


Fees for this program: ($3,200-2,500) sliding scale. The fee is all-inclusive: food, space for lodging, some medicine-making supplies, participation in community classes and workshops, instruction, handouts with articles, recipes and much more! You decide where you are on the scale based on your access to resources. 

To register send an expression of intention and $500 deposit to Linda Conroy PO Box 653 Stoughton WI 53589. Once I receive your intention we will set up a phone interview to determine whether this program is a good match for you and you for working with me. We will be working closely together and it is in both our interests to connect ahead of time in order to answer questions, address concerns, and be open to the mystery. I look forward to hearing from you!

If we agree this is the program for you and you for it, you will be expected to send the balance 3 weeks prior to arriving for your apprenticeship, unless other arrangements have been made. If we decide the program is not for you, your deposit will be returned-otherwise once we have agreed you will be participating the deposit is non-refundable. Feel free to email with preliminary questions prior to submitting your application: To pay your $500 deposit with a credit card to hold your place, do so HERE. Please send your expression of intention through snail mail. *a one-time $3 nonrefundable fee will be added to deposit payments made below.

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