After four years of wishing and wanting and hem-hawing around, I’m finally taking the plunge to seriously study herbalism. I’ve been researching courses for years but it always ended up that I was too busy with other things to pursue it. Even though my free time is more valuable than ever and my work hours far exceed anything than I’ve ever had before, I decided that this was my year. Despite all the things standing in my way, 2014 is about improving myself, and studying herbalism is part of it.
I was very specific in my desires – I did not want an online course. I want tangible texts to put in my hands and time when I could simply shut off my technology and study a real, honest-to-goodness book (with pages and a spine and that papery smell and everything!) I wanted to do an old-fashioned correspondence course and there are a lot of them out there, but I finally settled on Susun Weed’s ABC of Herbalism course. I’m quite excited about it!
Even though we live in a townhouse in an apartment complex, I have a nice, huge patio rimmed by tall privacy fence. I’m going to make my very own citified herb garden this spring so that I can grow some of what I’m studying. I can’t wait to start pouring through these!