Providing Herbal Education, Herbal Products and Health Consultations

Wildwood Institute provides the most advanced herbal training in the Midwest. Whether your goal is to become a practicing herbalist, or simply to learn about healthy alternatives for yourself, your friends and family, our Herbal Apprenticeship program will give you the comprehensive herbal education you are seeking!

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we also offer one-time herb classes and workshops, special events, personal health consultations with herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, and our own locally grown, pesticide-free, high quality herbal products.


NEW PRODUCT - Mosquito Spray 

Just in time! Our custom blend all-natural herbal mosquito spray works to repel mosquitoes and bugs, due to the unique combination of volatile oils contained in the herbs used in this spray: Catnip herb, Lemon Balm herb and Yarrow herb. Safe and gentle, for external use only. Can be lightly sprayed on clothing. Safe for children, too. $11.50 includes tax, shipping and handling. Order through our Products Store.





Herbalism 101 - Class at Wildwood Institute

Saturday, September 6, 10:00-5:00 pm

Herbalism is the use of plants for food, medicine or ceremony. Learn about safe and effective uses of herbs, how to identify herbs, best uses of parts of an herb, and specifics of tinctures, decoctions, ointments and teas. Gain an understanding of how Herbal Medicine is different than conventional medicine in its wisdom, language and power. Class taught by Herbalist Jennifer Helmer. Tuition: $85. Register online.



Book Pre-Order

Kathleen Raven Wildwood is gathering her 25 years experience and training into an introductory volume of practical herbal knowledge for health and vitality. Based on her popular class, this book will teach:


  • How herbal medicine is different than conventional medicine, with its own wisdom, language and power
  • Fundamental herbal concepts and terminology
  • Guidelines for the safe and effective use of herbs
  • Benefits and drawbacks of different herbal preparations, including tinctures, decoctions, salves and teas
  • Common local herbs you can learn to use


Reserve your copy for $20, price includes tax and shipping.

Book available Oct. 2014.


Shipping Included
Starting now, you can order your favorite Wildwood Institute products through our online Products Store with taxes, handling and shipping charges included in the website price. That's right, the online price you pay includes all charges!





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Quick Calendar

Making Herbal Medicines
Saturday, July 26, 2014
$95 tuition/$20 materials
Wildwood Institute
Class is FULL - Waiting List Only

Herbal Cooking for Kids: Tea and Honey
Monday, August 11 or 18, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am
at The Garden Chef, Middleton
Register through

How to Improve Digestion
Thursday, August 28, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 am
at The Madison Senior Center
Herbalism 101
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Wildwood Institute
Natural Beauty-Inside and Out
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 am
at Beaver Dam Community Library
Free Presentation
Pagan Pride Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Winnequah Park, Monona
We will be a Vendor

Madison Herb Society

Annual Herb Fair

Saturday, November 1
At Olbrich Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI
Wildwood Institute will be a vendor.


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