I have wanted to learn about herbs for such a long time. So many books but which ones, who really knows and has the knowledge of herbs?
Then I met Penny Beaudrow when she came to our neighbourhood community centre outside of Gravenhurst to do a talk/workshop on herbs. I liked her instantly: passionate, knowledgeable and patient in her teachings. I am going to add happy in here because she is a very happy person who exudes her passion for her family, her animals, her farm and all herbs whether cultivated or wild and every growing thing.
I felt I had finally found someone whom I could learn from. I met with Penny twice before deciding to take this home study herbal course. Could I manage it, was it over my head, could I learn what I wanted and needed? So many questions. Penny answered them all with grace and encouragement.
I started the course in September 2016 and have worked diligently on it. Much research is needed and I scoured book stores, including second hand ones for the right books. Again with advice from Penny.
I have asked many questions of her through e/mails and each and every time she answered quickly with in depth answers. She marks my homework promptly with encouraging and positive feedback. It is a delight to get her comments on each lesson. She inspires you to continue on, to take your time and be patient with yourself in learning.
Each month Penny holds a workshop at her home. These are very informative and fun! We always come away with some of whatever product we have made that evening. What a great way to expand on the course and enjoy new and interesting people. Again Penny makes this a teaching, enjoyable evening.
I have been very fortunate to have met Penny and even more fortunate to have her encourage me to take this home study herbal course. I have learned so much from my studies and from her. I have to thank you Penny for all your help, prompting and the positive attitude that you have in that “you can do this and I am here to help.” I so wish I had of met you sooner but everything happens when it is meant to.