Teaching Children About Herbs
“We must take our children into the wild, introduce them to the plants, and teach them of their connection to the earth. In instilling ino our children a respect for plant medicine, we not only care for their tender bodies but help pass along the seeds of a tradition that is as old as human life itself.” – Rosemary Gladstar
If you are looking for a herbal course that is easy to understand and has the ability to teach children about herbs, look no further! Herbal Roots Zine is designed to raise the interest level of children and adults through hands-on learning and repetition. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike have found Herbal Roots Zine a valuable learning resource for a subject that does not have many opportunities available for children: herbal healing.
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I’m a practicing herbalist and homeschooling mother of 4 children and 2 step-children. I have studied with Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain and have spent countless hours of research and study through my own pursuit with great herbalists such as Kiva Rose, Jim McDonald, Matthew Wood, Paul Bergner, Susun Weed, Gail Faith Edwards, Doc Garcia, Kathleen Maier and more. I offer an herbal product line through my local farmer’s market and online, do consultations, teach medicine making classes to adults, offer herbal work shops for kids and run a monthly herbal study group, focusing mainly on locally found herbs, enabling the community to take control of growing and wild crafting their own medicine. Teaching others about herbs is my focus with a passion on sharing my knowledge with children as they ARE our future!
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My little publication has grown to the point that I can no longer do it all alone. I have taken on the help of a few amazing women who are working behind the scenes to keep this site up and running. While the zine will ALWAYS be written and illustrated by me, I am finding it helpful to pass along some of the website upkeep to those I feel are capable of carrying on for me. I would like to introduce those women to you….
Mikayla lives in the midwest with her husband, two children, and five chickens. Along with taking care of her children and educating families about lactation, she likes to share her time with nature: gardening, harvesting wild plants, using alternative care remedies, and delving more into herbal learning. Connecting with God, people, and nature is a large part of her life. A dedicated meditator, book reader, music listener, and nature walker, she tries to find time to connect with herself too.