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 Hoffelt is an Iowa-based herbal educator and consultant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, where she studied herbalism and ethnomedicine.
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.
Stephany has written for various herbal publications including: Plant Healer Magazine, Natural Herbal Living Magazine, The Essential Herbal and the Herbal Academy's Herbarium.
Where to find quality herbs?
Ideally, we could all go out and gather our medicine 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.
I studied permaculture at Goddard because I feel that gardens based on ecological design create pockets of wellness in the ecosystem and promote mutually beneficial relationships with other species, healing the rift between humans and nature.
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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