Monday, June 13, 2011

Third Root Community Health Center - Herbal Foundation Level 1

As many of you know, I have been throwing myself into the wonderful world of herbs and their medicinal properties. For about 2 years, I have read books, followed Susan Weed, took a course with Robin Rose Bennett, watch John Gallagher from and thought about actually going to school for Herbal Studies. A friend of mine, who I refer to as my "Green Sista" introduced me to Third Root located in Brooklyn, NY. I decided to make the investment in taking the level 1 foundation course. It was a long 12 weeks and there were times where I wanted to give up. To be honest, my frustration was more due to the mass transit system in NYC being so wacky on the weekends, that traveling from Queens to Brooklyn on train would sometimes take 2 hours. I am glad to say I stuck it through!! It was a wonderful experience and like many of my classmates want to take this year to absorb the 30 herbs we studied, learn more about them, and grow. We will be back for Level 2, hopefully next Spring 2012.

I will share that we had to do presentations on whatever we wanted. I decided to do Skin and Herbs and my little paper and presentation left me feeling good but I felt better when both of my teachers stated that I am doing Level 3 work! Woo Hoo!! Holy Cannoli, was I surprised by that! I am truly humbled and grateful to them.

(I will post a pic of my certificate later on today)



  1. Thanks Marla and Michelle!
    Always feels great to accomplish something. Now to breath, eat and sleep with these herbs for the next year!!