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.