Dionne Jennings has a mission as a Community Herbalist: connecting plants & people.
Dionne began studying herbal medicine in the folk tradition 19 years ago on Vancouver Island, & has been influenced by many teachers & herbal mentors. She completed a 3 year supervised clinical apprenticeship in 2015. As facilitator for the Edmonton Herb Club, she taught regular plant medicine workshops as well as coordinates herbal events for those keen for plant knowledge in the Edmonton area. Dionne feels much of her role as a Community Herbalist is to help others reconnect with lost traditional plant knowledge & practices–whether living on acres of stewarded land or within the challenges of the urban environment.
In 2017 she formed a partnership with Sustainable Food Edmonton to install Community Medicine teaching gardens in the city, while offering concurrent subsidized programming to make herbalism accessible to all Edmontonians. Dionne has a particular passion for studying Ukrainian/Slavic Folk & Herbal Medicine & enjoys utilizing her research, writing & communication skills on behalf of inspiring and “growing” future herbalists with Wild Rose College.