In-Person: Community Herbalist Workshop with Laura Ash - December 14, 6:30-8:30pm PT


What makes a Community Herbalist?

A Community Herbalist is someone who takes care of their community by creating herbal medicine with local plants while supporting traditional healing practices with modern research.

We will learn about the 8 most common herbs in an Herbalist's home apothecary. Each participant will taste each herb, and blend a tea at the end of class with all of the herbs. 

This class is an introduction of what the 100-hour Verse Community Herbalist Certification will dive into for 9 months. 

Any participant in this class can use the cost of the class for a credit for the 2024 Community Herbalist Certification.

Laura Ash is a Clinical Herbalist, educator, and social wellness entrepreneur.

Laura has been in the herbal medicine field over 20 years, and has a deep passion is to bring traditional wisdom into the modern day, blending folklore and clinical research. 

Laura facilitates engaging experiences for professionals to find wellness within their everyday lives, crafting remedies and relationships to support wellbeing in the workplace and at home. Laura has been a guest lecturer at Universities and public schools, promoting diversity and connections to daily wellbeing. 

Laura is the owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in San Francisco, and Founder of Land of Verse, an online healing arts education platform. Laura is also the founder of Herbal Anthropology Project, 501(c)3, which preserves and protects traditional medicine around the globe with Intellectual Property protection.

Laura lives in the Bay Area with her wife, two children, and pups.

Laura Ash, Clinical Herbalist, Owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.

Laura Ash (she/her) is a clinical herbalist, a mother, a teacher, a dancer, a storyteller, and a social entrepreneur. In 2006, Laura graduated from The California School of Herbal Studies in Clinical Herbal Medicine while running a chai tea company, and in 2008, Laura co-founded Avra Organic Spa in San Francisco, founded Herbal Anthropology Project, 501(c)3 in 2011, and in 2015 acquired The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. Laura's current passions are in supporting feminist business principles and encouraging sound financial education for healers.

Laura has studied with many teachers; David Hoffmann, Matthew Wood, Dr. Vasant Lad, to name a few. She has also been a guest lecturer teaching Western herbalism at UW Madison. Laura has consulted with wellness start-ups exiting the Oxford School of Business. After living overseas in the UK and East Africa, Laura has felt a sacred obligation to support Indigenous People in their health sovereignty, and in 2011 she started a nonprofit called Herbal Anthropology Project which has protected Traditional Medicine through the framework of the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Laura’s business education includes Goldman Sachs, social impact finance, Indigenous impact investing, and product development in the natural channel.

Laura currently lives in San Francisco, California with her two children and her partner.

In-Person Events cancellation policy:

Out of respect for our teachers, we kindly ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, as the seating for our classes is very limited. If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent by email. Please make sure you state your name and the name of the class in your email.

- An event credit in the amount of the original purchase price will be issued for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Please contact us by email to register for another class of your choice. Event credit is available for a period of six months - according to availability.

- No event credit will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the event, nor failure to attend.

ADA Compliance: 
Our Wellness Space and School of Traditional Healing Arts is located below Scarlet Sage, and is not ADA compliant; you will need to walk down 15 stairs to access the classroom and the Wellness Space. Please let us know if you need help walking into the space. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We would love to hear from you!

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