Below are the primary talks I give, but if you would like a presentation on something else, please contact me and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Herbs for Kids
Introduction to natural medicine, the value of using botanicals for kids, herbal preparations kids will take, dosing for children, herbs & herbal products you should keep on hand. This workshop includes a couple of herbal remedy demonstrations plus participants will make their own fire cider that kids will love (they will need to bring some supplies) Max 10 students. 3 hour hands-on workshop
Weedy Herbal Allies
Why spray the weeds when we can eat them or use them as medicine? In this talk I cover the most commonly found garden “pests” that most people spend hours attempting to exterminate from their garden. Like the saying goes, “It’s only a weed if it grows where it isn’t wanted.” I will cover historical and current uses, easy recipes in the kitchen and bring samples of remedies, food and/or drinks. Every person will leave with a new appreciation of the weedy wonders that grow around them. 1 hour talk
Gut Health & Herbal Bitters
Explore the much-maligned and often forgotten world of herbal bitters. In our society the bitter element in food and drink has taken a backseat to the more appreciated flavors like salty and sweet (thank you processed food industry). In this talk I will dive into the many benefits of bitters including igniting digestion, balancing blood sugar, correcting a sluggish metabolism, and reducing the toxic load. I will cover ways to incorporate bitters into your life easily, plus share samples and a few fun recipes. For the workshop, students will make their own herbal bitter combination with the herbs I supply (they will need to bring some supplies) Max 10 students. 1 hour talk or a 3 hour hands-on workshop
Sharpening Your Mind with Botanicals
We all know that as we age our memory declines, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Nature has provided a plethora of plants to aid the function of our mind. I will unpack the important functions of the brain and introduce some of our most helpful herbal allies ready to assist us. Sample some remedies and learn ways to incorporate these herbs into your daily life effortlessly. 1 hour talk
Cultivating Medicinal Herbs
There are huge advantages to growing your own herbal remedies and it need not be difficult or intimidating. My goal in this presentation is to introduce a variety of easy-to grow plants you will find invaluable for building your home apothecary. I will discuss the historical uses & common remedies, specific growing conditions for each plant, ideal garden placement, and I will introduce some basic principles of permaculture so you can grow the healthiest plants possible. Sample remedies and recipes will be included. 2 hour talk
FEES FOR SPEAKING AND WORKSHOPS: (fees do not include travel expenses or workshop supplies)
1-2 Hour Talks: $150 up to 3o people
3 hour workshop: $55 per student with a minimum of 6 students and max of 10.
NOTE: My 3 hour workshops include an herbal remedy demonstration time and hands-on remedy making for participants. Click here to find out what to bring.