2021 The Future of Plant Medicine Summit
Program & Replays
Regenerative Garden Apothecaries: Adapting to Climate Change
Apothecary gardens are the building blocks of community herbalism. For millennia, herbalists have worked to create and maintain these important medicine gardens to ensure health and wellness for their families and neighbors. Today, many of us continue this tradition. But what happens when the weather becomes erratic? How do we maintain and protect these important resources from weather extremes? Join Nicole Telkes as she weeds through some of the possibilities to ensure resilient gardens.
In This Session You'll Discover:
- Inspiration to help create stronger and more resilient apothecary gardens
- Herbal allies that heal people and the planet
- Permaculture and wildscaping techniques to consider
Nicole Telkes is a practicing herbalist, RH(AHG), writer, speaker, and naturalist. She has a background in botanical studies, plant conservation work, community activism, beekeeping, and herbal first aid clinics. Nicole has spent the last 20 years traveling around wild and weedy corners of North America, studying, using, and educating folks about bioregional native and naturalized medicinal plants. She promotes the idea of ethical wildcrafting and cultivating bioregional herbal medicines, and started a botanical sanctuary through the United Plant Savers. Nicole is director and founder of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine which offers over 500 hours of training from one-month to one-year (onsite and online education) in holistic Western and folk herbalism. She works full time as a teacher and herbal clinician from the tradition of Vitalism and holistic Western herbalism. She's written two books, The Medicinal Plants of Texas and Herbcraft: The Complete Guide to 21st Century Holistic Western Herbalism.
Nicole has been a featured speaker at The Home Medicine Summit, The Survival Summit, New England Womens Herbal Symposium, American Herbalists Guild National Symposium, International Herb Symposium, Pacific Rim College, Portland Plant Medicine Conference, Traditional Roots Conference, Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, and Mother Earth Living Fairs.
She's a founder of the Traditions Not Trademark Free Fire Cider campaign and won a federal lawsuit defending traditional remedies for future generations. She was featured for her work in the Boston Globe and New York Times. Nicole also runs Moonflower Herb Fest to help build and strengthen the herbal community. She teaches and sees clients in Austin, Texas, and Portland, Oregon.