Registration Now Open for these Classes!
Herbs of the Southern Appalachians Weekend Retreat with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Labor Day Weekend, September 3 to 5, 2021
Our first in-person herb retreat here in Rabun County since 2019!
We’re ready to welcome you back to the beautiful mountains of northeast Georgia for a three day retreat completely devoted to the herbs of this region.
The retreat includes hiking, an introduction to using botanical keys to identify plants, tips for harvesting herbs and making medicines, discussions about the uses of the herbs we see, a bit of foraging and a chance to savor a summer weekend in the mountains.
Taught by Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Cara-Lee Langston.
The retreat begins on Friday evening September 3rd at 6:30 pm, and ends Sunday afternoon, September 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Register before July 15th for our early registration discount!
Wild Foods & Herbs Plant Walks with Cara-Lee Langston
Join herbalist and foraging expert, Cara-Lee Langston for a day exploring wild herbs and foods. Registration is now open for all plant walks for the rest of the year. And, good news! We’ve increased the number of people who can attend so check the dates and book now.
Location: Wild Places in Rabun County, Georgia
Upcoming Walk Dates: June 26, August 7, September 18 and October 23, 2021
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Webinar Recordings You Can Access Right Now!
- Herbal Basics for Everyone – Looking for beginners-level herb classes? Check out our Herbal Basics for Everyone webinar series. Topics covered include how herbs work, herbal preparations you can buy (or make) and how to use them safely, and detailed information about some herbs everyone should know about. This is the perfect class for herbal beginners! Only $25 for 8 hours of webinar recordings and lots of handouts.
- Healing with the Five Element: An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Herbalists – This webinar series explores the distinctive ways that elemental energies contribute to health and illness in the body, mind, and spirit. It provides specific guidance for working with the Five Elements. This webinar includes 10 two-hour webinars and extensive handouts for only $40.
- From Symptom to Formula – One of our most popular webinars! Learn a step-by-step method for assessing symptoms, determining the herbal actions needed, and generating a list of possible herbs that will form the basis for effective formulas. The material provided in this webinar series assumes that you have a basic foundation in herbalism. This webinar includes 3 two-hour webinars and extensive handouts for only $40.
Testimonials from our students
"I believe that your classes are the best overall introduction to the use of herbs that I have seen. The information is clear, up to date and presented in a way that makes it easy to learn."
"Patricia’s knowledge of the medicinal flora of the Southeastern United States, coupled with her sensitivity about their conservation, reflects her intimate familiarity with herbs in the field and clinic. She is an exceptional resource for students with an interest in the practical use of herbal medicines and the historical context of their popular use."
Director of Research, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
and Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Georgia,
"Patricia is a gifted teacher who provides just the right mix of lecture, demonstration, and self-discovery. You'll learn more than you ever knew there was to know about healing, understanding, and laughing! "
"A multi-faceted course of study that revolutionized my approach to healing those in my practice, my family, and my self."
Sophia Brothers Peterman
"This program helped me take the first steps towards becoming a practicing clinical herbalist. I recommend it to anyone looking for a foundation in botanical medicine that will help them determine if herbalism is the career for them."
"Whether you plan to become a professional herbalist, or just want to learn more about plants and herbal medicine, this is a great introduction to the incredible diversity of plants in the Southern Appalachians. "
"This comprehensive program was exactly what I was looking for! In part due to the fact that Patricia is a passionate and authentic teacher drawing on her years of clinical experience to bring herbalism to life."
"You taught me more than I had been able to learn in my years of study using various herb books. "
"BotanoLogos classes excel at presenting even the most complex topic in a well-organized, easy to understand manner. Patricia’s is very approachable as a teacher. If this were Tripadvisor, I’d rate them with 5 stars!"
"As a registered nurse for 30 years, I was gratified to learn that there were answers to the questions that didn't seem to fit anywhere in conventional medical practice. "
Buy The Book
of the Southern Appalachians
Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians by Patricia Kyritsi Howell, BotanoLogos program director, is an essential reference for herbalists interested in the uses of native plants of the Appalachians and much of Eastern North America. Herbs such as Black Cohosh, Mountain Mint, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed and many others are described in detail, along with guidelines for ethical harvesting, lots of recipes, easy to follow directions for making herbal medicines and bloom/harvest calendars.Learn More