Online Medicine Gardening Mentorship
Are you interested in starting or expanding your own medicine garden? Would you like to grow an abundant 'Tea Garden' or learn about growing medicinal herbs that are specific to your health needs? Would you like some coaching and instruction on how to make your own safe and effective home-remedies from the herbs you grow? If so, you are in the right place.
The online Medicine Garden Mentorships are an intentional and guided offering, for those interested in deepening their connection to the land and their relationship with herbal medicine gardening and remedy-making.
The Mentorship begins by assessing your personal health (the areas most important for you and your family, eg. immune boosters, lung support, gut health, nervous system recovery...etc) and an assessment of the land/ecosystem you are working with. From this assessment we begin to determine which herbs will be best to focus on for you and the land.
Working on an online platform, this mentorship is intended to intersperse our focused learning sessions together with a more inquisitive process of discover, sensory perception and learning from direct experience with the plants themselves. Exercises and practices between sessions will encourage you to develop skills in direct-observation and deep listening, while the mentorship calls create space to share, reflect, and ground into the next step of tending to these plants and the reciprocal relationships you are building.
Mentorship Calls will Focus on:
- Preventative heath strategies and integrative approaches to healing
- Garden planning, mapping and ecological design
- Herbal friend finding/match-making
- Herb dating: learning their personalities, appearances, growing habits, and most potent parts used for remedy-making
- Seed starting and conditioning techniques.
- Land prep, planting and 'wild simulated' tending strategies
- Respectful harvesting
- Herb drying practices, labelling and storage
- Herbal seed saving (if there's interest)
- Herbal home-scale remedy making: tea blends, tinctures, oxymels, syrups, lotions, creams and salves.
These mentorships are designed to help facilitate the building of trusting and respectful relationship with each indiviudal and the herbs brought into their gardens. As each individual will undoubtably show up for this experience with different health, garden and herbal backgrounds, the timing and structure of this mentorship will move and flow according to each persons unique needs, goals and schedule.
All sessions are booked online! Use this link to begin. :)
Mentorships are currently being offered on a 'by-donation' basis, based on the value you feel you have received from our time together. Estimated value is between $240-$300 for eight 1-on-1 sessions together.
If you would like to explore this further, feel free to book a free introduction session to meet, ask questions and see if this is a good fit for you.
This Mentorship is focused on plants from the Western Herbalism tradition.
Nikola is a certified Community Herbalist and Ecological Farmer. She has been growing medicinal herbs commercially for the past 3 years, while running a community apothecary out of her home. She is willing to share from her education and experience so that she can help others grow, tend and make remedies from their own backyards. She seems local medicine gardens as important as local food production, and enjoys teaching and sharing in her role as a community herbalist. also participates in mentorships, and is grateful to be guided by others and able to learn in this wonderful way.
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