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.
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.
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.
There are so many wonderful things happening this year and next at PrairieWise Herbal School. We are happy to announce our new satellite school in Topeka under the leadership of Abbie Will. We are thrilled that Dr. Sylvia Vallotton is teaching Anatomy & Physiology this year. We are excited about sponsoring the 2014 Midwest Women's Herbal Confernce at Bever Camp in Wisconsin in June. We are partnering with The Herb Chamer in Leavenworth this year to provide classroom space but, more importantly, access to bulk herbs in small quantities. And, we are overjoyed to announce the beginnings for planning the 2015 PrairieHeart HerbFest at Eighty Acres.
Medicine for the New Earth: The Role of Plant Chromatics in Evolutionary Change
Medicine 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. Kahla's ability to provide interconnectedness of a variety of belief systems teaches us to allow for change and create wholeness through plant medicine.
Galley copies of the book in its current form are available and can be purchased for $20, plus shipping and handling.
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.
Community Service: We provide conscientious, heartfelt care to those seeking herbal care.