Shana Lipner Grover is a clinical herbalist, health educator, field botanist, ethical wildcrafter, medicine make and forever student of life and wonder. She is the director and primary educator of Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies in north county San Diego, a field based ecology, botany and native plant medicine school. Shana also teaches at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health covering 350 hours of herbal medicine and nutrition programs. You can find her at a variety of herbal symposiums, conferences like the Traditions in Western Botanical Medicine Conference and festivals and the Oregon Country Fair as well as higher learning institutions like Bastyr University and CSULA. She also has a clinical practice focusing on empowering people to take responsibility for their health. Sage Country Herbs has a high quality product line by the same name specializing in effective topical herbal preparations like liniments, deodorants, lip balms and salves. Come out on a plant walk with Shana and see how the world can open up when you see the secret world of nature! http://www.sagecountryherbs.com
Workshops & Presentations
How to See Magic in Nature . . . A Walking Class
Come take an enchanted stroll through the hillsides, see with new eyes the bounty that lies all around. You will explore your relationships with food and medicine, and connect to the subtleties of life and nature.
Organoleptic Testing - A Sensual Experience
In this class you will be introduced to the lost art of Organoleptic testing. With nose, tongue and skin you will use your senses to discover qualities, nutrition and sometimes danger in the food and medicine around you. To develop this connection with your senses opens up your ability to experience the world on a much deeper level!
The Secret Buffet
Come explore natures pantry! Food and poisonous plants surround us. Learn the subtle differences between plants to snack on, to stir-fry or to respect from a distance. You will explore identifying characteristics of common weeds, taste and create a delicious weedy pesto that anyone can make from their backyard!