Off on another harvesting weed walk

Co-create your herbal education with PrairieWise at Eighty Acres

PrairieWise Herbal School focuses on integrated herbalism and offers apprenticeships that provide hands-on herbal and plant spirit medicine, including plant chromatics.  The school offers practical everyday uses for plant remedies.  Most classes are held outdoors, although an indoor classroom is available when needed. 

To truly know a plant, we must be in relationship with the plant and the planet that brought this life into existence.  The plant will tell us how to use it for food,  medicine and reconnection.  Within the school we explore the essence of the plant from  integrated  viewpoints including shamanic studies, scientific research, folkloric uses, eclectic medicine, modern western herbalism and plant chromatics.


Weed walk in the Meadow

Celebrate 20 Years of Herbal Education in the Heartland

The school is located at Eighty Acres in Leavenworth, Kansas. There are hiking trails, spring-fed ponds, a large clubhouse complete with commercial kitchen, lakeside deck, outdoor concert stage and plenty of wild space to explore and experience.  The school has its own garden plot where students learn gardening techniques and assist in growing food and herbs for medicine making.  Students are allowed to wildcraft responsibly during classes and other prearranged times.

2016 is the 20th birthday of PrairieWise Herbal School, formerly known as WiseWoman Ways.  The first class was held on September 21, 1996 in Raytown, Missouri.  We have since met in many places, traveled to far away lands, engaged with a multitude of plants, plant spirits and found within us the herbalist that lives there always.  We have had over 500 students complete Basic Herbalism 1 and 76 that have completed the full 3-year program.  It has been my honor and pleasure to guide you on your herbal journey and I welcome all that wish to learn the path.  Kahla Wheeler-Rowan


PrairieWise School is dedicated to the ongoing journey of the earth, plants and all beings with an emphasis on plant medicines and plant energetic patterns.  We are committed to growing knowledgeable herbalists that contribute to a culture of healing with their families and in their communities.   


2016 NEWS

PrairieWise Herbal School @ Eighty Acres is happy to announce the 2016 PrairieHeart HerbFest, June 23-26 in Leavenworth, Kansas.  You can learn more about this event at www.prairieheartherbfest.com

Also, this year, Kahla Wheeler-Rowan is sponsoring The Wild WiseWoman Weekend with Susun Weed, September 30 - October 2 at Eighty Acres.  This event is for women only.  More information about this event will be available soon.  Inquiries can be sent to prairiewise@gmail.com. 


Medicine for the New Earth:  The Role of Plant Chromatics in Evolutionary Change

placeholder image for Plant Chromatics BookMedicine for the New Earth:  The Role of Plant Chromatics in Evoluationary Change is a book being written by Kahla Rowan.  It is about the integrated relationships of all nature and each being's unique color spectrum within the living world.  It shows us how plants are creating evoluntary change.


Goals for PrairieWise Students

Bringing Nourishment: We seek optimum nourishment, deep richness and ever-increasing wholeness for ourselves and others. We share our bountiful harvests and provide great feasts. We preserve food and medicine for this year and the next.

Making Medicine: We make remedies from dried, fresh and preserved herbs. We make medicine with our unique holographic selves. We learn the ancient ways of our ancestors and the modern ways of science. We feel ancient rhythms and modern songs.

Teaching Others: We reach out to one another for help, information and support. We look to one another for guidance, challenge and trust. We give to one another our knowledge and understanding by first listening and then clearly communicating.

Grow boxes on driveway

Nursery Boxes

Community Service: We provide conscientious, heartfelt care to those seeking herbal care.