Medicinal Herb Workshop--

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Saturday, May 25 2019 8:30 AM 5:00 PM

Expand Your Herbal Knowlege with Sasha Daucus, Bo Brown, Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox

All registrations will be taken at this portal. No registrations will be taken by mail or phone. 

<span style="background-color:transparent">Registration is open until close of business day, May 23 or until seats are sold out, whichever comes first.</span>

Registration fee is fully refundable until end of business day, May 18.

Two-day registration: $158.50

Saturday, May 25, 2019 Medicinal Herb Workshop Registration: $90.25

Fee includes daily Craft Village and Evening Concert Admission and an Herbal Lunch. Companions without event registration may join us for lunch by pre-registering for $17.28.

Print and present registration receipt at check-in.

Heritage Herb Garden Director: E-mail: [email protected]; Tina Marie Wilcox (870) 269-3851 Press 1.

Friday, May 24   Herbal Hike (Sold Out)

8:30              Administration Lobby-Check in with Registration Receipt

9:00              White Oak Auditorium: Orientation and Introductions

9:30              Depart to Hike Devils Knob-Devils Backbone Natural Area

Noon            Picnic lunch at Jennifer and David Blankenship Farm

1:00-3:30      Tour the farm, hike in the wild places

3:30              Board the Bus for the Ozark Folk Center

4:00-5           Free Time in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village

7:00-9:00      Ozark Highland Music Concert—Large Auditorium

Saturday, May 25, Medicinal Herb Workshop

8:30              Administration Lobby-Check in with Registration Receipt

9:00-10         Medicinal Roots—Susan Belsinger & Tina Marie Wilcox      

10-10:15       Break                   

10:15-11:30  Agastache in the Apothecary--Susan Belsinger

11:30-1:00    Luncheon (included in workshop fee)

1:00-2           Superfoods! The Flavorful Medicine of Wild Edibles--Bo Brown

2:00-3           My Mother’s Remedies--Dora Gonzalez

3:00-3:30      Break

3:30-4           Remedies for Lung Healing—Sasha Daucus

4:00-5           Connecting with Nature in Love and in Loss—Sasha Daucus

7:00-9:00      Ozark Highland Music Concert—Large Auditorium

About Our Teachers

We wish to thank the Committee of 100 for the Ozark Folk Center for sponsoring herbal teachers, Susan Belsinger and Sasha Daucus

Susan Belsinger lives an herbal life, whether she is gardening, foraging, herborizing, photographing, teaching, researching, writing or creating herbal recipes for the kitchen or apothecary—she is passionate about all things herbal. Referred to as a “flavor artist”, Susan delights in kitchen alchemy—the blending of harmonious foods, herbs, and spices—to create real, delicious food, as well as libations, that nourish our bodies and spirits and titillate our senses. She has been blogging regularly for Taunton Press’ for the past eight years. Her next publication Growing Your Own Herbs co-authored with Arthur O. Tucker—will be released in Spring 2019 by Timber Press. Susan is Honorary President of the Herb Society of America for the 2018 to 2020 term.

Bo Brown has worked throughout the US and Central America as a wildlife field biologist since 1985. His passion for plant knowledge was instilled by his native mentor Jim Fire Eagle, and was advanced by habitat vegetation inventories during his work, his study and teaching of ancestral survival skills, and a nine-year stint as a naturalist for Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Bo currently leads foraging walks and primitive skills demonstrations at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park near Blue Eye, MO, conducts stone-age wilderness survival/foraging workshops on the Niangua River with First Earth Wilderness School, and co-hosts the Bois D’ Arc Skills Camp & Knap-In, a primitive skills gathering near Greenfield MO. In between his outdoor pursuits, he’s a professional musician with several area and nationally known groups, and is currently authoring a book - “Foraging the Ozarks”, for Falcon Outdoor Guides. (Spring 2020) For info, see

Dora Gonzalez, a Texas native, has enjoyed life in Arkansas for 15 years. She is a licensed massage therapist in private practice with over ten years of experience and continuing education in the field. Dora’s herbal exposure began when she was a child. Her mother, born in Cordova, New Mexico, was a descendent of the indigenous people of Mexico and steeped herself in Native American ways with plants. In Dora’s words, “Because of this rich history to which my mother was introduced, I splashed around in it.” Dora continues on her own healing path, honoring her heritage, researching current herbal publications and using her intuition. She understands the connection between nature and maintaining a healthy body. She will share her insights on the importance of preserving herbal traditions and some memories of her mother’s remedies.

Sasha Daucus began her profession as an herbalist in her early 20’s when she joined Golden Light Center, a midwifery and family care practice in southern Missouri. Her work as a healer furthered and she became a regional authority on wild plants and herbs of the Ozarks. She now adds another layer as an Earth Ambassador, leading healing events in conjunction with the nonprofit Radical Joy for Hard Times.  Almost 40 years later, she now owns the Golden Light Center and is an Avatar Master. She uses that discipline to increase the effectiveness of her work on behalf of the Earth.

Tina Marie Wilcox is the head gardener and herbalist at the Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Heritage Herb Garden. She co-authored the reference book, the creative herbal home with Susan Belsinger.



Bring this receipt to event check-in.

Registration Fee refundable through May 18, 2019

Event information: [email protected]; (870) 269-3851 press 1