Wise Woman Herbal Medicine and Wild Food Apprenticeship Program
Accepting Applications for 2022
Shift and Change Your Health Paradigm
We are now accepting applications for the 2022 program. The link to the application is at the bottom of this page, or you can click here.
Dates and times for the 2021 program are as follows:
(each weekend meets on Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm with evening programming on Saturday 6:30-9:00 pm. Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm: meals are included Saturday lunch-Sunday lunch. Everyone is expected to help prepare meals as part of the learning process).
Please note that in-person events will take place outdoors as much as possible and we will follow public health rules and regulations ie mask-wearing when in closed spaces, hand washing, etc. If there is inclement or cold weather accommodations will be made as needed.
There will be virtual meetings in between each session for follow-up, clarification on assignments, and questions. They will take place on the dates scheduled from 6:30-8:00 pm. A Virtual classroom space will be provided and throughout the program assignments, materials and resources will be posted.
~In Person Weekend: April 9 and 10, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting April 27, 2022'
~In Person Weekend: May 14 and,15 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting June 1, 2022'
~In Person Weekend: June 11 and,12 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting June 22, 2022
~In Person Weekend: July 9 and 10, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting July 27, 2022
~In Person Weekend: August 13 and 14, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting August 24, 2022
~In Person Weekend: September 17 and 18, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting September 28, 2022
~In Person Weekend: October 8 and 9, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
Virtual Meeting October 26, 2022
~In Person Weekend: November 12 and 13, 2022 (sessions run 9-5 pm each day and 7-9 pm each evening)
For additional 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.
THIS RICH EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
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
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
AND MUCH MORE!
THERE IS MYSTERY IN THE PLANT WORLD THAT WE DISCOVER THROUGHOUT THIS 8 MONTH JOURNEY
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 tradition 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 studying botany, working with plant allies, plant families, goddess allies, and body systems.
This program takes place in Albion, WI at the Moonwise Herbs Homestead. This is the home of hte instructor Linda Conroy and is an herbal learning center and herbal sanctuary. In addition to the land, there are many natural areas nearby for field trips and exploration of different ecosystems. There is an extensive library on-site for students use and participants are invited to camp on-site or lodge nearby (there are two indoor lodging facilities on-site and they are offered at an additional cost. Many of the vegetables and eggs included in the meals are sourced on the land or nearby. The exact location will be provided upon registration.
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.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who complete all assignments, reading materials, and a group project. Information from each session builds on itself. Participants are expected to attend each session and to complete all assignments. Ongoing engagement in the program is essential, it is impossible to cram for the program, so please make sure you are able to commit to entire program/process.
There may be work-study positions as well as scholarnsips available for this program. Please indicate on your application, if you would like to be considered for this position/s. 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.”
2022 Registration Fee Includes instruction, handouts, whole and wild food lunch, materials for food and medicine making, camping on, site and personal guidance.
Fee if paid by December 1, 2021, $1,900.00
Fee if paid December 2, 2021-February 28, 2022 $2,300.00
Fee if paid Febaruary 28,-April 1, 2021 $2,900.00
Fee if paid after April 2, 2021 $3,300.00
Camping and indoor lodging on Friday and/or Saturday evening is included in the fee for those who wish to stay on-site. There are three indoor lodging options (one shared and one hammock sleeping space and they are available for a fee of $25 per night (please indicate your need to reserve these spaces ahead of time.)
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 part of the learning process.
There will be one or two partial work exchange positions offered for this program. Participants who are offered these positions will pay 70% of the program fee. Those accepted for these positions will need to arrive on Friday evening in order to help set up, and be prepared to help clean up on Sunday evening before their departure. Please only apply for these positions 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.
*We have typically receive funding from Frontier Natural Products to offer 2 partial scholarships. On your application indicate if you are interested in applying for these and please do not apply if you do not have financial need. The scholarships offer 50% off of the fee.
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.”