Awakening the Forager

Wild Plant IDSince I began learning about edible wild plants and herbs three years ago, it has been a joy to walk around and "see" all of the food and herbs growing everywhere, in cracks in the sidewalks, in yards, along trails, in forests. At first, most of my knowledge was applied to designing edible landscapes, but now I'm fully enjoying feeding myself from my yard and community. I take walks every day to notice the abundance around me, harvest where appropriate, process, and enjoy. Just this week, I have been enjoying a variety of teas (peppermint, pine needle, lemon balm, dandelion root, and comfrey leaf), stinging nettle infusions, "weed" pesto that I froze this fall, hazelnuts, and grape juice canned this summer. Each year, my "wild" plant diet expands, and with it a deepening connection and appreciation of the natural world.


3 Weekend PDC Begins Oct 22, 2015

The Resiliency Institute is offering a Permaculture Design Course beginning October 22, 2015 that will follow a 3 weekend (4-4-3) commuter style format to accommodate working adults and caregivers enabling them to be home with their families each evening and spreading the learning over a 4 week period.  REGISTER NOW!

The philosophy within permaculture is one of working with rather than against nature, and of protracted and thoughtful observation. Permaculture design techniques encourage land use that integrates principles of ecology and applies lessons from nature. It teaches us to create settings and construct ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It also teaches us to allow natural and designed ecosystems to demonstrate their own evolutions.  Permaculture teaches us how to build natural homes, grow food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch and store rainwater, build communities, and utilize waste all while reducing work and maintenance, and creating abundance.


Mountain Rose Herbs Scholarship

Mountain Rose Herbs logoMountain Rose Herbs has generously sponsored a full scholarship for one person to participate in The Resiliency Institute Biorgeional Herbalism Certificate course in 2015! The $1450 Mountain Rose Herbs scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates financial need and presents a plan for using knowledge gained to positively impact her community. Applications are due by December 5, 2014, so APPLY NOW.

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Please take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to learn bioregional herbalism from a gifted instructor, located on an organic farm, and offered in a format that makes learning while working possible. Click here for full course details.

Announcing Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Certification Course
The Resiliency Institute is excited to announce our
2015 Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course

The course will be taught by Linda Conroy, founder of Moonwise Herbs and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. We have had the pleasure of hosting Linda Conroy for several weekend workshops in 2013 and 2014 and have enjoyed her energy, teaching style, and wealth of knowledge. It is with much excitement that we invite Linda back in 2015 to teach a Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course.

The TRI Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course will focus on teaching students how to incorporate herbs into their daily life to promote health and to develop the skills to use herbs for everyday ailments and injuries. Students will be led on plant walks where they will learn to identify and harvest herbs seasonally for food and medicine. In the classroom, students will be guided through the process of transforming plants into herbal preparations. Each weekend includes instruction, plant walks, hands on projects, snacks and time to reflect and ask questions.

The course will meet one weekend a month for eight months beginning March 14th and ending October 18th.  Click here for full course details.

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The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Certification Course

Congratulations Edible Wild Plants Certificate Recipients

Congratulations to the first 5 students to receive The Resiliency Institute Edible Wild Plants Certificate!

These students dedicated themselves to learning 220 local edible wild plants over the course of one year, prepared edible wild plant recipes, and passed four exams to earn their certificate. On Tuesday, we enjoyed a wild plant potluck and graduation celebration in their honor.

TRI Edible Wild Plants Certificate Graduates 2014