The Herbal Hearth & Home
A study in herbalism and keeping the home with the wheel of the year.
The Herbal Hearth & Home helps people who are overwhelmed with learning about holistic living work with herbs, nourishing foods, and the cycles of the seasons in a tight-knit interactive membership community so they can live a life connected to the natural rhythms of the earth to create optimal vitality and health in their lives and for their families without stress and confusion.
We are not simply observers of nature from the outside of a terrarium. WE ARE NATURE. We are a part of this massive ecosystem. And when we give in and surrender to it, we thrive.
I have created this online program that helps you to integrate plant medicine and holistic life lessons (and with a little bit of magic, heehee) into a monthly and seasonal flow. Each month focuses on a different aspect - for example, September is all about changing the energy from hot outward action to cooling inward focus. We begin to recognize that we need to work on self care before the stress of the holiday season sneaks upon us. We will be create sacred space, learning about herbal infused oils, and burning aromatics. There is also a nutrition component that we will focus on each month, as well. Throughout the year, you will not only deepen your relationship with the earth, but also build your own well stocked herbal apothecary! Along with this online component, we have a member community on Facebook where we go in deeper and build connections.
In addition to learning about 60 or so beneficial plants and mushrooms, you will discover:
- The energy of the month and season (including the 8 Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year)
- How to prepare medicines and create your own formulas
- Lifestyle medicine - practices to deeper your connection with the plants and yourself
- Nutrition and food medicine
Each student will also receive a digital copy of the first volume of Yarrow & Rose, a collaborative 'zine which will debut mid-late October.
Angelina began her journey to natural health and wellness 20 years ago when she became a mother. Concerned about toxins and effects of common pharmaceuticals and processed foods, she began looking for alternative ways to support her daughter’s wellness. This was back in the dark ages of the late nineties, so the internet was not as easily accessible as it is today. She relied on the library and old family remedies to glean information.
Fast forward to 2004-2007, she became very interested in the natural childbirth movement and became a doula. Through her doula studies, she found that her instructor also ran an herbalism school called Heart of Herbs Herbal School. She began formally studying herbalism to go along with her independent research.
In 2013, she opened a store, Wild Earth Herbals (formerly known as Herb & Renewal) in Spartanburg, SC. In 2014, Wild Earth Herbals has moved to an online platform provide herbal wellness to a wider audience. “While I thoroughly enjoy making medicine for my clients, my true passion is education. I was frustrated (as were potential clients) that so many people were interested in taking my local classes, but due to our modern lifestyles, carving out time was next to impossible. I realized that if I could set up an online course (that so many people have asked for) in a classroom format so there was peer interaction, that I could reach so many more people. Another issue is expense. So many online courses are just out of people’s budgets. I wanted to make sure that everyone who wanted to take this course would be able.”~Angelina.