Nicole Telkes, founder and director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine takes a moment to tell us what her herb school in Austin, TX is all about. Let's hear about all of the great things they're up to! You can check them out online at WildflowerHerbSchool.com.
She believes strongly in herbal medicine being “the people’s medicine” and enlists her students and any interested parties in fulfilling her goal of putting “an herbalist in every home.” As a deep ecologist, she focuses on “weedcrafting” bioregional native and naturalized medicinal plants in herb practice. She has a great passion for the green path and education.
Nicole has taught classes and presented at conferences and symposiums including The Native Plant Society of Texas Symposium; The American Herbalist Guild National Symposium; Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, International Herb Symposium, and the Moonflower Herbfest
She has provided Clinic Support for WTO Seattle, Common Ground Health Clinic and a Sundance Clinic and has been published in Earth First! Journal, Plant Healer, and AHG Newsletter. In 2016, she founded a chapter of Herbalists without Borders for the school. She was a founding member of the Traditions Not Trademark Campaign to Free Fire Ciderand is currently fighting the trademark in court. Nicole is the author of the book the Medicinal Plants of Texas. To schedule an appointment or obtain herbs from Nicole, please contact her through her here or go to www.nicoletelkes.com