Springing into Summer with Lots of “Big” News
Well, its been a little quiet here since my last post on Sage because I’ve been in overdrive on an exciting creative project called The Herbal Coaching Community. Over the years, folks have traveled from other states to attend my workshops and the suggestion has often come up that I do something online like webinars so they could continue to learn from home. It happens that I, like so many others, was struck over the head by Jane McGonigal’s revelations on how “serious games” were the way forward…not only for learning, but for taking the giant steps needed to change the world into a “life friendly” place to live.
How to create a “serious game” to facilitate learning about botanical medicine and give the world the gift of many more good herbalists dominated my thinking until the whole vision bloomed. When I shared it with my pals at the Arco Iris Earth Care Project they thought it was perfect for their non-profit’s educational mission. Everything tumbled into place, finding a new innovative learning platform called Curatr that has the necessary structure for a serious game (they,too, were influenced by McGonigal), discovering other great learning tools online completed the picture.
So, within the next few weeks the Herbal Coaching Community launches its blended learning game. You can find out more about it here.”
Next “Big News”, herbalist Rosalee de la Forȇt did an outstanding job of compiling a mega-blogroll on her site and included Granny Woman Ozark Herbs. Many thanks Rosalee. Take a look at Methow Valley Herb’s Blogroll.
And last but not least, Kent Bonar and I are giving workshop in Yellville next weekend on Edible plants and First Aid. Pamela Simmons of Radiant Wellness is hosting the event. I’ll fill you in on our adventure, including our hunt for wild chaga in my next post.