New School of Herbalism

The last few months all of my “herbal attention” has been going to the development of a new school of herbalism called The Herbal Coaching Community. Its rather different in that along with providing a complete educational program, it’s played as a “serious game” to facilitate learning.  Its a lot of fun for me because  it combines four of my top interests; community building, plant medicine, alternative currency/economies, and serious games.

While its been very intensive work organizing the learning modules… its been a real challenge learning all of the web technology required and there are still a few things that have me puzzled…like Camptasia Studio playing nice with a Flip camera.

It also means dividing up herb related posts between this blog and the HCC blog. I’ve decided to keep this one oriented around personal interests and the other around community interests, including the workshops, events and anything related to our educational mission.

HCC launched last week with a full Beta team membership. Its pretty exciting putting this vision to the test. I have to thank the folks who run our learning platform on Curatr for all their help. And a benefactor who recently appeared, Laurie Domsch, a psychologist out of Missouri for providing some scholarships and software and supporting this project so mightily.

If you don’t yet know about it, please take a look at the blog (here) and the website (here) and I hope you’ll join us!


About dcoda

An herbalist for over 40 years, ten years spent alone in the Ozark Hurricane Creek Wilderness Preserve, working with its brilliant botanicals. I'm an instructor and co-founder of the Ozark Herbal Academy which offers training in medicinal and edible plants through hands-on workshops and online courses.

Posted on May 29, 2012, in Instruction and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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