Elaine is the author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, and has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. Her latest book is Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, MT, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants and their own healing process.
As a certified Instructor of the Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods, Elaine has helped many couples to avoid or achieve pregnancy naturally. An artist and writer, Elaine has written numerous articles about her family’s journey with epilepsy and a special needs child. You can often find her bent over an herb in her garden or marveling at small flowers in mountain meadows with her husband and sons.
2019 Presentations by Elaine Sheff
INTENSIVE THURSDAY, AUTUST 22 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Road Map to Start Your Own Herbal Business You are passionate about herbs. Wouldn’t it be amazing to make a living doing what you love? But how do you navigate the multi-layered path on a journey to creating your own herbal business? Join herbalist, entrepreneur and small business owner Elaine Sheff to create a road map for your own herbal business. Elaine will discuss different types of herbal businesses, our relationship with money, business ethics, marketing, small business management, business resources, legalities of creating a business, and selling herbs and herbal products. Worksheets and resources will be provided.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 | 10:30 am to 12:00 noon Navigating The Menstrual Journey; Herbal Healing for Women (Class Description TBD)
Presentations by Elaine Sheff
GENERAL TRACK FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 ~ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Auditorium A Natural Treatments for Super Bugs With the use, and misuse, of antibiotics has come the increase of drug resistant microorganisms. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi. These pathogens are scary and hard to treat with pharmaceuticals. Plants to the rescue! Herbs and essential oils can be extremely useful to fight off antibiotic resistant microorganisms including MRSA, VRSA and ESBL. Join herbalist Elaine Sheff as she discusses ways we can effectively protect ourselves, our families, and our clients from these “super bugs.” GENERAL TRACK SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 ~ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in Auditorium A The Menstrual Map: In-Depth Tools for Hormone Balancing Many people do not have an extensive knowledge about how the female reproductive hormone cycle works. This knowledge is key when treating issues such as infertility, PMS, amenorrhea, irregular cycles and menopausal imbalances. Let’s take an in-depth look at the cycle, using some simple tools to gather the information we need to effectively balance the hormones without expensive or invasive testing. We will then explore how to apply herbs more accurately to an emerging, cohesive picture of the imbalance. This class is a must for any herbalist working with female reproductive health issues..