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As time allows, I do a few other things outside of teaching classes and workshops.  Having a full time job, wife and a rather new (and darn cute) little boy, the "as time allows" factor is a big one. 

 

personal educational consultations

*** temporarily full... due to a lot of demand and only so much me, there's a significant backlog for consults, and I can't promise any speedy ability to see someone.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.
On a limited basis I can meet with you to discuss specific health issues and share my thoughts on them.  It must be said that, by law, only a licensed medical doctor can diagnose or treat disease.  I am also prohibited from making any claims that should you use any given herb, you will receive any purported benefit.  Educational consultations are not intended to be a replacement for medical attention.  Rather, they are an opportunity to have a sort of "one on one class" discussing the role of herbs in the topic of your choice, where I can offer information, thoughts, opinions and ideas for your consideration, based on traditional or contemporary uses, or simply my own personal experience, beliefs and impressions.  Should any of these ideas or concepts resonate with or make sense to you, you may take responsibility for your well being and make decisions that might affect it.

 

writing projects...

foundational herbcraft & a great lakes herbal

I'm working on two books at the moment; one on actions and energetics in traditional western herbcraft, with the focus on what all those herbal terms really mean, and which ones are more foundationally important than others (I also write a series in PlantHealerMagazine on this - basically a rough draft of the book coming out quarterly).  I'm also still working on covering the uses of native and naturalized herbs found throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes Bioregion... but don't get your hopes up too high; these still have quite a ways to go, and since I'm not currently able to go on sabbatical to really plug away at 'em, it'll probably be longer than you OR I want.   Cest la vie...
 

travelling teacher...

I'm always happy to travel and spend time talking plants, and can speak on a wide array of herbal topics, from a couple hours to a day to a weekend. If you're interested in having me offer herb classes in your neck of the woods (or tropical beach!), just let me know...

 

herbal host

I've decided that us poor Michigan folk shouldn't always have to drive to the sunset city of unknown Kadath (how many, I wonder, will get that obscure reference...) just too see some of the really good herbalists out there, and have been inviting some of my friends to come out to Michigan to teach.  In past years, I've had Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew Wood, David Winston, Margi Flint, Stacey and Joseph Quade, Caroline Gagnon and Leslie Williams come out to share their wisdom and unique insights into the green world.   In 2008 I brought Matthew Wood back into town for a six weekend course, and hosted a United Plant Savers Planting the Future Regional Conference in August of '08, which will brought together folks form Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ontario. In the future, there'll be more to come...

 

land assessments sorry... pretty much on hiatus with these nowadays...

If you've got property and you want to know what to do with what's growing there, I can come out and take a look, and point out whatever useful stuff you might have right there in your back (or front) yard.  You can take notes yourself, or I can put together some info for you on what you might want to harvest, when to pick it, how to prepare it and what to do with it... immensely useful knowledge, methinks...

Further info? 

jim@herbcraft.org


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