Do you want to learn about growing your own personal wellness garden?
Are you interested in learning to make your own inexpensive, herbal preparations?
Are you interested in learning to incorporate more healthy herbs in your diet?
Stephany is an Iowa City-based herbal educator and consultant. In addition to offering local classes and herbal consultations, she teaches at workshops around the country and is a contributor to the Herbal Academy's advanced course
She has written for various herbal publications including: Plant Healer Magazine, Natural Herbal Living Magazine, The Essential Herbal and the Herbal Academy's Herbarium.
Stephany has a bachelor’s degree in health arts and sciences from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont where her clinical focus was herbal therapeutics.
Where to find quality herbs?
Ideally, we could all go out and gather our botanicals from pristine woods and green meadows, however the reality of wild crafting here in Iowa is that you have to be quite careful about where you source your raw materials.
The small managed recreational areas we have spray herbicides or pesticides and road side ditches are often reservoirs for agricultural run-off.
Growing your own wellness garden is a fulfilling project. As a Johnson County Master Gardener, I have been helping people learn about gardening for years. Each spring I have a limited number of medicinal herb starts available.
If gardening is not your thing though, the following local businesses are sources I would recommend.
If you can't find something locally, the following links will take you to the websites of some of the best medicine makers in the Midwest/Great Lakes Region.
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Beginning with the root harvest in the fall of 2019, I will have a limited selection of home-grown and hand harvested fresh herbs available for local sale and pick-up only.
Watch my Facebook for more information!