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4588-4610 Lakeshore Dr
Pine Lake, GA
United States


How to be an herbalist every day and every night, living in the world.  Where to start , where to look and how to keep learning herbalism.  What is worth your time and investment.  How to  learn tree identification, how to lead a tree walk. make a tonic herbal formula or a simple herb tea from the tree you can see right now, build muscle or how pick your wild food are all part of the realm of herbalism.  Herbalism honors shamanic journeys as well as scientific research and the countless folk traditions from around the planet.  Local is important, no matter where plant of human origins. Living ordinary life as an herbalist involves physical, mental and spiritual discipline.  



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Allegheny Herbal


January 9- April 3rd  Working with others? 8-10ET
Tuesday Online Round Table 13 week program


January 17 - May 2, HERBALIST ROUNDTABLE  Working with others?

Herbalists Leslie Alexander & Leslie Williams
are bringing years of clinical teaching experience together
& offering a 13 session online program
to strengthen interviewing skills and your practice
with clients, family members, friends & yourself

This online Round Table will focus on casework
with  support, advice and supervision
from practicing herbalists

Classes will run online using a Zoom platform
January 17th through May 2nd

Each week we’ll divide our time
~ working through real cases in a Round Table format
and discussing aspects of the interview, intake and holistic formulation process

Exploring the various styles participants bring to the Round Table
affords a safe, gentle and open-minded atmosphere
for growth & development

Join us.   13 weeks,  2 hours each session
$250.  Payment plans available

All of our online classes are recorded, both audio & video should folks wish to study - or perhaps miss a class.

Enrollment will be limited to facilitate discussion so please one of us if you are interested. or



 Planning & Planting an Herb Garden January 31, February 21 & 28  8-10PM EST online

Planning and planting with others, in an interactive format. Thinking of getting started planting medicinal herbs? Don't understand why your garden isn't thriving?

Three Wednesday evenings,online, 8-10 EST; a short suite of workshops covering planning, purchasing seeds, getting starters going indoors, planting out and more.

$60 and a bargain as likely everyone will save at least that much from abundant harvests. 

This could be the perfect workshop for anyone new to planting a medicinal herb garden, or those with lower yields. All of our online classes are recorded, both audio & video should folks wish to study - or perhaps miss a class.

We limit enrollment to facilitate discussion in a Round Table format ... so please contact me if you are interested.









Herbalism A to Z        Allegheny Herbal


A Appointment/s   1st and follow-ups – Assessment begins at first contact

B Blending herbal tea – how do you decide which herbs to include?  Which herbs work well together and which ones are better as simples.        fresh and dry – hot and cold, infusions & decoctions, solvents – water, milks, + oils?  Cost, ease of infusing or decocting? How can herbal tea empower and connect us to self care?

C Cholesterol- what do the numbers measure? What do they mean holistically? does it matter and if so, how?  Triglycerides?  What herbs would be worth consideration?  Holistic approaches?

D Dropper – drops, fractions of dropper, measuring.  Alcohol vs glycerite. Vibrational remedies including “mother”

E Excretory-  skin, digestive, respiratory, mucus membranes.  Open/closed and how to we discuss these sensitive issues?

F * for your safety – do you have allergies? Sensitivities? … to foods, drugs, experiences, situations, environments? Aversions to flavors

G Glycerites- what are they?  Why bother? Uses.  Differences from alcohol tinctures?  Blood sugar. Basic ratios, including added to alcohol and vinegar.  Syrups.  (Honey? Et al)

H How to measure metric - (and why)  tinctures.  Shall we offer basic formula here? 

I * Introduce yourself as herbalist –

J Journal (ask client to keep- symptoms, food, well-being) – explain why, how, tech or non-tech options, things to cover – food, symptoms, pharma, herbs, activity, emotions, -   bring sample blank charts

K Keeping an herbal inventory and apothecary – how to, examples, loss of medicinal power over time for dried herbs? Storage.  Cost analysis specific examples – wildcrafted herbs tinctured/ purchased herb tinctured/ homegrown and wildcrafted tea

L Labels – reading labels of food & supplements (ingredients to watch

M Most of your time is spent – HOW?  - line of inquiry with actual client( or with one of us)

N Nourishing ourselves – minerals, spirit, time, boundaries, rewards, goals – self care/ get your own herbalist

O Opening orifices practices – hand, food and body baths, breathwork, lobelia? diaphoretics

P  Prepare infusions and decoctions –how to make cold/hot.  Fresh dried.  Combinations with water, various milks, butter and oils.  Differences between serving hot of cold

Q quicksand – where we get stuck.   How to we sabotage progress working with clients? Fees/clarity of goals/ realities of compliance/ spirit isolation/ cancellations.  Self-defeat and self-confidence as an herbalist.

R Research tools I use – books, organizations, groups, people, places, online resources

S*Sleep patterns – talk with real person about sleep for up to 10 minutes.

T Tinctures, apothecary, pharmacy= forms of herbs/ delivery systems.  describing how we might dispense

U Understanding limitations – when to refer to Claudia Anders, to other practitioner, when to do research and take a case; judging realities of client’s class, language, homelife, food taste, kitchen realities, alcohol free, time limitations, finances,

V Vision of self as an herbalist in the coming year – be specific.  Could do guided meditation for a few minutes

W Water and salt

X Contra-indications – how to check, where online?, bring all pharm and supplements.  Discuss food and timing of food/herb intake,  time of day for bx etc.

Y  Yearnings – cravings and aversions (food especially) – what’s it all mean mr natural?  Taste of herbs and food.  Time of day of cravings.

Z Zen and the arts of herbal maintenance/discipline of holistic care and working with the deep quiet places of the heart