Join Herb Folk

Join Herb Folk

You’re reading the books, drinking herbal tea, stocking your essential oil and herbal apothecary and pinning all things natural and herbal. You really want to use herbs to take charge of your family’s health naturally, but you don’t have ANY free time to learn and it seems very overwhelming to “do it all.” So you close Pinterest to get back to the responsibilities of daily life. The herbal information goes unread and you feel even more confused and behind in your herbal journey.

Herb Folk is an exclusive program dedicated to helping herbal-minded folks learn about and use herbs through the study and use of one herb at a time in an enjoyable, practical way.

Not only does this approach cut down on the overwhelm that learning about herbs can cause, but it solidifies what you are learning by immediately putting that knowledge to use through hands-on projects.

What You Will Learn Each Month:

Four ways the herb is often used,
How the herb works in the body,
The energetics of the herb and how they affect its usage,
Safety and dosing information,
How experienced herbalists are using the herb,
What science is currently saying about the herb, and
How to put the herb to use in your own life through hands-on projects!

Who Is Herb Folk For?

Everyday people like you and me who want to take a laid back approach to learning and using herbs for health and healing.
People who are interested in both the science and the art of herbalism.
People who don’t only want to learn how herbs work by reading about them, but by using them day in and day out.
People who are busy but want to make progress in their understanding of herbs.
People who want to connect with others in a community setting to share their knowledge and to find help when needed.

Who Are “Herb Folk”?

Herb Folk | (h)ərb fōk |

noun
1 – a group of like-minded people interested in learning about and using herbs: We are herb folk.

adjective
1 – of or relating to the traditional art or culture of using herbs: folk herbalism.

HERB INTRODUCTION & MONTHLY SUPPLY LIST

After registration, you will instantly receive a Welcome email from me that gives you more information about the upcoming herb study, offers tips to help you get prepared, and gives you access to the free Herb Folk Journal so you take your study a bit deeper if you’d like. (Be sure to check your promotions/spam folder if you don’t see the email!)

Your Introductory lesson will arrive in your inbox the following day. In this lesson, you will learn about the energetic and safety information of your plant, what to expect from the upcoming lessons, and what supplies you will need to stock up on to make your weekly projects. You will have 2 weeks to print the Herb Folk Journal and source all of your supplies for the study so you are ready to go when your lessons begin to arrive in your inbox.

WEEKLY LESSONS

Two weeks after you register, class will start! You will receive one new herb lesson at the beginning of each week (4 lessons total). These lessons will come directly to your inbox (be sure to check your promotions/spam folder if you don’t see them!). Each lesson covers one use or action the herb has as well as folk and science-based information to support its use. Questions, comments, or thoughts about each lesson can be left in the Herb Folk Facebook group. I will be responding to you there, and I encourage you to respond to each other as well. Remember, Herb Folk is a community that helps and supports one another! If you choose to not join me in the Herb Folk Facebook group, you can email me directly.

WEEKLY PROJECTS

Alongside your weekly lessons, you will get access to specific herbal projects that support the lesson you just learned. Each project is designed to be made by you and used over the course of the week so you can see the herb work first-hand. To get the most out of Herb Folk, it’s important that you set aside time to complete these projects as they will bring the herb to life and help you retain what you’ve learned about the herb you’ve just studied. However, if you are unable to complete each project, it will not impede your study. It’s simply an extra way to apply the lesson to your life and embed what you just learned in your memory.

AFTER THE MONTH

At the end of a monthly Herb Folk study, you will receive one last lesson that recaps the month’s study and includes a downloadable PDF file of all the lessons and recipes for you to keep. You can print this and put it in a notebook, or you can save it on your computer for future reference. You will also be added to my newsletter list where you will receive my bi-monthly letters. This will help you to keep up with all things Growing Up Herbal and to be notified of future Herb Folk studies. You are more than welcome to opt out of these emails if you wish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it helpful to study one herb at a time?

Learning to use herbs is a lifelong endeavor. I mean, there are a crazy amount of herbs on this earth, so it only makes sense to learn about them one herb at a time. Otherwise, it’s like trying to drink out of a fire hydrant. Follow me with this analogy for a second.

When you study one herb at a time, it helps you to narrow your focus so you can get small drinks of water instead of immediately being knocked off your feet and dazed by the gush of water that just hit you in the face!

Not only that but focusing on one herb at a time, you have time to take what you’ve learned about the herb and put that information to use in your everyday life. Once you know how a plant works in the body, it’s easier to know how and when to use it appropriately.

Herb Folk helps you to study one herb at a time in a really strategic way. And the best part is that you’re not left to do it all on your own. I’m there to guide you and help you along the way. Plus, you’re surrounded by a bunch of other herb-minded folks all walking the same path, and learning about herbs is much more fun with friends!

What does it look like to study one herb at a time?

There are plenty of ways to study one herb at a time. It really depends on how much time you have and how in-depth you want to go with that particular plant.

You can read about the herb in various books, you can create an herbal monograph of the plant, you can make herbal preparations with it, you can talk to clinical herbalists about their experiences using that herb with clients, or you can use the herb yourself for a set amount of time to get some personal experience with it.

In Herb Folk, we only spend one month studying a plant (four lessons total). This is just enough time to get to know some of the most common ways to use the plant, but not so long that you grow tired of it. Each week, you learn one way the plant works (referred to as its “action”) in the body. You’ll also be encouraged to make the herbal project that goes along with the lesson. Each project corresponds to the herbal action so you can get a first-hand experience with the herb in order to see for yourself how the action works or how the herb makes you feel.

You are encouraged to take notes on what you learn in your lessons using the Herb Folk Journal and to make the weekly projects. Comments and questions are encouraged in the members-only Facebook group where I will personally respond to you. You are also encouraged to share what you’re learning as well as any photos of the herb or your projects on social media. Just use the Herb Folk hashtag #herbfolk so others can see your progress and so I can share what you’re doing with my followers as well.

Am I missing out on other important herbal concepts when I study one herb at a time?

Herbalism is a vast art and science, and it’s unlikely that you will learn how to become a great herbalist simply by studying one herb at a time. There’s a bit more to it than that, although learning about individual herbs is a great start.

To use herbs well, you should learn anatomy (the structure of the body), physiology (how the body works in a normal, healthy state), and pathophysiology (how the disease process works in the body). You’ll also need to learn how to assess the body and how to match the right herbs to the condition and the person who will take them. There are tools and techniques to can help you do all of the above, and all of these topics are taught in most herbal schools.

In Herb Folk, we cover these things on a very basic level. For example, in the free trial of Herb Folk, you will learn how ginger is an antiemetic and how it works within the digestive and nervous systems to ease nausea. We didn’t cover these systems in-depth, but we discuss them enough to help you understand how this action actually works on a physiological level.

Now, I’m a big fan of herbal school, especially if you want to sell herbal products, do consult work, or become a clinical herbalist, but one thing most herbal schools are missing is the study of specific herbs. And I get it. There’s a lot of material to cover, and there simply isn’t time to study one herb at a time. That’s why I created Herb Folk.

Can I share this Guide with my friends or family members?

No. All of my eBooks are copyrighted. Your purchase does not entitle you to share the files or upload them anywhere online where others can access them.

Sharing digital products is theft and steals from me as an author who works so hard to create these wonderful resources, so please make sure that you respect my copyright.

Will Herb Folk overwhelm me with information? What if I’m looking for an in-depth study of each herb?

No. This monthly herb study will not overwhelm you, but it will require some work on your part, especially if you plan to get something out of it.

Like I mentioned earlier. You will only learn four things about one specific herb during our monthly study. Herb Folk is designed to keep things simple so you can actually walk away from the month having a good understanding of how to use the herb now and in the future.

With that said, if you have time and you want a more in-depth study of the herb, I’ve made that possible as well. All lessons contain references and links to more information on the herb being studied, and I encourage you to read that information and take notes on it if you wish. There are also extra ways to boost your studies inside the Herb Folk Journal.

When will new herb studies be available?

2020 Herb Folk herb studies are bundled together and available for purchase here. Next year’s 2021 Herb Folk herb studies will be announced to my newsletter list when they are available as well as on Instagram and Facebook accounts as well.

Where do these herb studies take place?

All Herb Folk herb studies take place via email. That’s right! With Herb Folk, there is no need to remember login URLs and passwords. Instead, each weekly lesson will land right in your inbox. Once you purchase an Herb Folk herb study, you will receive a Welcome email filled with everything you need to get started, including an invitation to join the student-only Herb Folk Facebook group where you can ask questions, leave comments, interact with me and other students, and more!

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, homeschool mom, and lifestyle blogger at Growing Up Herbal. I want to embrace a seasonal, natural lifestyle that is filled with beauty, meaning, and intention, and I’d love for you to join me! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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