Intuitive Herbalism: Remembering How to Listen to the Plants with Erin Smith

Intuitive Herbalism: Remembering How to Listen to the Plants with Erin Smith


We co-evolved with plants and deep down we all remember this connection. While it is often said that our knowledge of medicinal plants is based on thousands of years of trial and error, many traditional cultures around the world will tell you that the plants themselves were the teachers. Join herbalist and ethnobotanist Erin Smith in this experiential workshop where we will explore this notion of plants as teacher and dive into our own inner wisdom in uncovering an herbs effect on the body. Participants will learn simple exercises to tap into their herbal intuition and why this approach is an important part of learning and working with herbs. 

Erin Smith is a clinical herbalist and ethnobotanist and has been studying medicinal plants for over 25 years. Bringing together her passion for plants and cultures, she received her MSc in Ethnobotany with distinction from the University of Kent in Canterbury, where her thesis focused on women’s knowledge of traditional medicine in Morocco. For ten years she worked internationally with indigenous communities on various issues surrounding traditional medicine, natural resource management, community-based conservation, and traditional knowledge. She was Head Researcher for a joint project with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and Wageningen University in Netherlands on a project that explored livelihoods, female-headed households and the use of plant resources in Tigray, Ethiopia.  She worked with Global Diversity Foundation in the UK and Morocco and is the former Managing Director of Global Diversity Foundation – North America. She was an independent consultant and worked internationally on diverse projects and for diverse organizations, including The Organic Center and Global Initiative for the Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health and is currently Education and Sustainability Manager for WishGarden Herbs. She has taught internationally on herbal medicine, ethnobotany, and the human/nature relationship for over ten years and has spent more than twelve years living and working abroad in more than twenty countries. She is the creator of Plant-Passionate Living™, an interactive program designed to help people find greater health and vitality through a deeper relationship with plants.

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Gazebo

Cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop are NOT REFUNDABLE, but may be transferrable.

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