Providing Herbal Education, Herbal Products
and Holistic Health Consultations
Wildwood Institute provides the most advanced herbal training in the Midwest. Whether your goal is to become a practicing herbalist, or simply to learn about healthy alternatives for yourself, your friends and family, our Herbal Apprenticeship program will give you the comprehensive herbal education you are seeking!
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we also offer one-time herb classes and workshops, special events, personal health consultations with herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, and our own locally grown, pesticide-free, high quality herbal products.
Click here for information on Herbs Used in our Products
Applications now being accepted for the fall Herbal Apprenticeship program. Learn to use herbs safely and effectively for yourself, your loved ones and/or professionally. Wildwood Institute offers a comprehensive Herbal Apprenticeship at a collegiate level of education. You will receive hands-on training harvesting medicinal herbs, participate in herb walks and outdoor teaching, and experience making the medicines the earth has to offer. Read about the Program structure and curriculum here.
Herbalism 101 - Class at Wildwood Institute
Saturday, September 6, 10:00-5:00 pm
Herbalism is the use of plants for food, medicine or ceremony. Learn about safe and effective uses of herbs, how to identify herbs, best uses of parts of an herb, and specifics of tinctures, decoctions, ointments and teas. Gain an understanding of how Herbal Medicine is different than conventional medicine in its wisdom, language and power. Class taught by Herbalist Jennifer Helmer. Tuition: $85. Register online.
Kathleen Raven Wildwood is gathering her 25 years experience and training into an introductory volume of practical herbal knowledge for health and vitality. Based on her popular class, this book will teach:
- How herbal medicine is different than conventional medicine, with its own wisdom, language and power
- Fundamental herbal concepts and terminology
- Guidelines for the safe and effective use of herbs
- Benefits and drawbacks of different herbal preparations, including tinctures, decoctions, salves and teas
- Common local herbs you can learn to use
Reserve your copy for $20, price includes tax and shipping. Book available Oct. 2014.
Chamomile - Blooming August 12
This lovely herb is used in our Acid Calm Tincture and our Belly Calm Tea. Chamomile is soothing, demulcent and anti-inflammatory, and helps ease nausea, stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion and IBS. Available through our Products Store