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Co-create your herbal education with PrairieWise - Once Again in Waldo

PrairieWise Herbal School focuses on integrated herbalism and offers apprenticeships that provide hands-on herbal and plant spirit medicine, including plant chromatics.  The school offers practical everyday uses for plant remedies.  This year PrairieWise will be on a vagabond journey to discover more plants on the prairie.  

To truly know a plant, we must be in relationship with the plant and the planet that brought this life into existence.  The plant will tell us how to use it for food,  medicine and reconnection.  Within the school we explore the essence of the plant from  integrated  viewpoints including shamanic studies, scientific research, folkloric uses, eclectic medicine, modern western herbalism and plant chromatics.


Weed walk in the Meadow

Celebrating 24 Years of Herbal Education in the Heartland

We are so excited to be in Waldo again.  We are at the original school location, where it all began!  This means that we have indoor and outdoor space for class, a new garden to build from scratch, and a kitchen to prepare and serve our meals.  Coming back to Waldo was a huge decision and one that was not taken lightly.  Waldo is the school's home and will be for awhile.


PrairieWise School is dedicated to the ongoing journey of the earth, plants and all beings with an emphasis on plant medicines and plant energetic patterns.  We are committed to growing knowledgeable herbalists that contribute to a culture of healing with their families and in their communities.   


2019 NEWS

PrairieWise Herbal School is hosting 3 events this year with Regina Compernolle of Sacred Earth Arts at Dogwood Forest.  Our first will be the Spring Intensive that offers an opportunity to meet students of both PrairieWise Herbal School and Sacred Earth Arts Apprenticeship. ln June, we meet at Sacred Prairie Fest where other teachers are invited to share their wisdom. And, then Green Witch Intensive in October, focusing on our connection to the earth and her visions for us.  These are all school events that help each student connect with the other program's participants and create inclusion.  

In September, Director, Kahla Wheeler-Rowan, Pam Romero and Annaleah Brown offer Women of the Mesa, a women's only retreat in New Mexico. This is a camping event that allows for deep connection within vast spaces.  

More announcements will be made as the year progresses.


Medicine for the New Earth:  The Role of Plant Chromatics in Evolutionary Change

placeholder image for Plant Chromatics BookMedicine for the New Earth:  The Role of Plant Chromatics in Evoluationary Change is a book being written by Kahla Rowan.  It is about the integrated relationships of all nature and each being's unique color spectrum within the living world.  It shows us how plants are creating evoluntary change.


Goals for PrairieWise Students

Bringing Nourishment: We seek optimum nourishment, deep richness and ever-increasing wholeness for ourselves and others. We share our bountiful harvests and provide great feasts. We preserve food and medicine for this year and the next.

Making Medicine: We make remedies from dried, fresh and preserved herbs. We make medicine with our unique holographic selves. We learn the ancient ways of our ancestors and the modern ways of science. We feel ancient rhythms and modern songs.

Teaching Others: We reach out to one another for help, information and support. We look to one another for guidance, challenge and trust. We give to one another our knowledge and understanding by first listening and then clearly communicating.

Grow boxes on driveway

Nursery Boxes

Community Service: We provide conscientious, heartfelt care to those seeking herbal care.