Download class Bibliography & mail order herb resources: bibliography.pdf
Ms. Teri Owens RN, BSN, MS, began her career as an RN in 1987. She graduated from Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University of Chicago and spent the next 25 years working as an ICU/ER nurse in and around the Chicago area. She began studying herbal healing arts in 1995 and has a Masters' Equivalent Degree in Herbal and Chinese Medicine.
Teri is currently available for herbal consults and teaches herbal learning and wellness classes to all ages. Subjects include health, nutrition and wellness, hands-on cooking and medicine making, medicinal and edible plant identification walks, and herbal first aid. She teaches in the home, at area schools, local nature centers and in the field.
She is the founder of EcoKids, a kids' learning program focusing on herbal fact and lore, medicine making, and Earth ecology. She is one of the founders of the Midwest Herb Fest and currently lives at a 176 acre nature sanctuary in Southern Indiana, with her husband, alchemist, astrologer, and author, Timothy A. Wilkerson.
"I charge $60/hr for consultations, 1 hour or less. I don't diagnose, but will be happy to discuss your current diagnoses with you and talk about options for maximizing your wellness, including resources for herbal and nutritional support as needed. Please contact me at
for more info or to set up a phone consultation."
1 hour consultation: $60.00
Midwest Herb Fest - Herbal camping festival weekend.
Our "Eat Your Weeds" nature walk was a great success! Sixteen people attended this special herb walk presented on Saturday, September 11th, 2004, at North Park Village Nature Center. Teri Owens talked about herbs (weeds to most people) that have traditionally been used as culinary and medicinal resources by native peoples. She also included some now wild plants transplanted from other parts of the country and overseas.
Here's a copy of the article by Nancy Maes in the Chicago, Tribune's, Wednesday "Good Eating" food section:
Traditional medicinal use of "Boneset".
Click here for video clip (avi).
Teri Heinichen Owens, RN, BSN, MS, began her training as a critical care nurse in Chicago in 1983. She has studied herbal healing arts since 1995 and has completed her master's-equivalent degree in herbal and Chinese medicine. She has taught a variety of herb classes to all ages at area grammar schools and in the field. She is the founder of Eco Kids, a children's learning program focusing on herbal facts and lore, medicine making and Earth ecology. She is co-founder of Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals, and the originator of the annual Midwest Herb Fest.
Ask us about our "Custom Herbal Classes".
We have designed and presented programs for many different groups including:
After School Programs
Past workshop examples
The Beauty of Nature:
Learn about the historical uses of topical herbal products. Discussion of traditional methods of using herbs topically. Learn to hand craft salve blends, using herbs and essential oils.
Cooking with Herbs:
In this class we will prepare a lunch of personal pizzas (or spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread). Students will make their own custom herbal blend from spices found in the kitchen, while learning about the historical and medicinal uses of these herbs to promote wellness and healthy digestion.
Come spend an afternoon learning about the historical uses of cosmetics. In this class we will discuss traditional cosmetic making techniques and custom blend our own beauty lotions, using herbs and essentials oils.
Cooking with healing herbs in your kitchen We will prepare a lunch of spaghetti,
salad, and garlic
bread. Students will make their own custom herbal blends from
spices found the kitchen, while learning about the historical and medicinal
uses of these herbs to promote wellness and healthy digestion.
Cold and Flu Fixers:
Herbal teas and baths to support wellness Make your own
custom herbal tea and bath blends while learning about the plants
historically used to promote wellness during the cold and flu season.
Home for the
Zoomballs and Chai
tea Make energy bars/balls and custom Chai tea
blends, choosing ingredients with historically medicinal properties that
support health and vitality during the busy holiday season.
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