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Wise Woman Herbal Medicine and Wild Food 

Certificate Program


Shift and Change Your Health Paradigm


We are now accepting applications for the 2020 program. The link to the application is at the bottom of this page, or you can click here.  

Dates and times for the 2020 program are as follows:

(each weekend meets on Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm with evening programming on Saturday 6:30-9:00pm. Sunday 9:30pm-4:30pm: meals are included Saturday lunch-Sunday lunch. Everyone is expected to help prepare meals as part of the learning process). 

April 18 and 19, 2020

May 16 and `17,. 2020

June 20 and 21, 2020

July 18 and 19, 2020

August 15 and 16, 2020

September 19 and 20, 2020

October 17 and 18, 2020

November 14 and 15, 2020

For addtional programming learn about our weekly apprenticeship program which begins each season for 8 weekly sessions. To learn more click here.

For Rock Island Wild Food/Wild Women Camping Trip click here.


Foundations of Natural Health

Skills for Identifying, harvesting and using local wild food and medicine

Ways to incorporate herbs as well as wild and whole food into daily life

Techniques for growing herbs for food and medicine

Create optimum nutrition: Traditional & wild food & herbal preparations

How to make and use herbal remedies


Herbal Energetics


Approaches to connecting with the natural world

Life enhancing communication skills


Ethics of herabalism and wildcrafting


Herbal First Aid

An understanding of health with a focus on seasonal cycles and patterns

Communicating with plants and plant spirit medicine

Communicating with people, about health and plants

A personal materia medica


Herbs for specific body systems



The focus of this program will be on incorporating the plants that grow around us in daily life for food and medicine. In addition, participants will be invited to shift and change their own health paradigm. The philosophy of this program is the Wise Woman Tradition, a traditon focused on empowerment and nourishment. Be prepared to be delighted and stretched at the same time! This is a very full experience, participants should be prepared to experience the plants on all levels.

Participants will be asked to complete assignments between sessions and will be developing a project that will be presented to program participants. Projects will be self-identified, but must be herbal in nature and be approved by the instructor. A list of project criteria will be supplied in class.

This is a serious, in-depth program. If you are not prepared to spend time on projects in between sessions as well as to be challenged emotionally and spiritually,  you are invited to participate in one of our many other offerings and save this program for another time.

This program takes place in West Bend, WI on an organic farm. The farm is adjacent to a nature center and the Wisconsin River runs through the property. There is a labyrinth for participants to enjoy. Many of the vegetables and eggs included in meal are sourced on the farm. This location provides us with lots of opportunity for exploring the plants that grow around us. The exact location will be provided upon registration.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who complete all assignments, including an herbal project, that will be presented to other program participants and who attend all sessions. Information from each session builds on itself. Participants are expected to attend each session and to complete all assignments.

There may be work study postions availabe for this program. Please indicate on your application, if you would like to be considered for this postion. We are typically able to offer 2 partial scholarships and are pursuing funding for this option. Please only apply for these options if you are in financial need. If you are not in financial need, please leave these for those who need the support financially. 


“This group has touched me in a way that I can’t even describe in words. I think I’ve learned more about myself this year than in the previous 24 years of my life, and I would like to thank you, personally, and the entire group for helping me do this.”


2020 Registration Fee Includes instruction, handouts, whole and wild food lunch, materials for medicine making, and personal guidance.

Fee if paid by December 31, 2019 $2,100.00 

Fee if paid January 1-February 15, 2019 $2,500.00

Fee if paid Febaruary 16,  2019-April 1, 2019 $2,900.00

Fee if paid after April 2, 2019 $3,300.00

Camping and indoor lodging on Friday and/or Saturday evening are available for an additional fee, for those who wish to stay on-site. This fee will be paid per weekend.

Evening meals and breakfast are available for an additional fee as well. These are offered on a contribution basis, so everyone chips in either food or funds. All meals will be prepared in community. You will have an opportunity once you register to choose these options. Preparing meals is a part of the learning process.

There will be two partial work exchange positions offered for this program. Participants who are offered these postions will pay 60% of the program fee. Those accepted for these postions will need to arrive on Friday evening in order to help set up, and be prepared to pay for lodging for both Friday and Saturday evening. Please only apply for these positons if you are not able to pay for the full program and you are able to help set up on Friday evening and clean up on Sunday evening. 




Send check or money order to: Moonwise Herbs, PO Box 653, Stoughton, WI 53589

“I am so grateful for your influence in my life… I have felt motivated (especially during the herbal apprenticeship and the herbal trip) to look for nourishment, and I continue to feel motivated and inspired when I read your updates or talk with/write you. Thank you for all the work you have done to be at this place of sharing/being willing to share your wisdom and experiences.”


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