Karen is a medicine-maker and has been making herbal and mushroom medicines since 1995. She loves making things with her hands and is a nerd about plants, mushrooms, spagyrics, food, natural dyeing, colors, resins, bees, books. People, not so much.

She is the organizer of the Fall Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium and was a past organizer of NCWHS for over 2 decades. She is also on staff teaching medicine making at the California School of Herbal Studies since 1998 and teaches various medicine-making, medicinal mushroom, natural dyeing,  classes throughout Northern California.

2019 Session 3

  1. Practical Herbal Pharmacy; The Use of Animal in Making Medicine ~ all levels

2017 Session 3

  1. Medicinal Mushrooms

2014 Session 1

  1. Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation, part 1 beginning
  2. Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation, part 2 beginning

2013 Session 1

  1. Making Herbal Medicine, part 1
  2. Making Herbal Medicine, part 2

2011 Session 1 and 2

  1. A Beginner’s Orientation: The Insiders Guide to Fun and Frolic at NCWHS, beginning

2010 Session 3

  1. Beginning Herbal Medicine Making, part 1   beginning
  2. Beginning Herbal Medicine Making, part 2   beginning
  3. Medicine Making The Old Hag Way: Using Solvents and Techniques Effectively    intermediate/advanced