Nicole Telkes

Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine


A practicing herbalist and registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, Nicole Telkes is a writer, speaker, and naturalist from Austin, Texas. She has a background in botanical studies, plant conservation work, community activism, and herbal first aid clinics. Telkes has spent the last 20 years traveling around wild and weedy corners of North America, studying and using bioregional native and naturalized medicinal plants, and she wrote the book The Medicinal Plants of Texas. Telkes is the lead teacher and founder of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine.

Nicole will be speaking at the Texas, Oregon Fairs


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Top 10 Herbs of a Central Texas Apothecary

Registered herbalist Nicole Telkes presents some of the top weedy and wild medicinals in Central Texas. This class focuses on propagating herbs that are more bioregional in focus into your gardens. Telkes' list comes from more than two decades of working with native and weedy medicinal plants while foraging and gardening. She focuses on plants that can take intense heat and which offer important medicinal actions that can be applied in first aid.
Natural Health

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined

Herbal First Aid for Wounds, Bites, and Burns

Registered herbalist Nicole Telkes helps guide you through the best remedies for dealing with wounds, bites, stings, burns, and everything that makes your skin say "OW!" Learn about using astringent, demulcent, and vulnerary herbs that have been used traditionally and now in modern times. Find out about using native and or weedy analogs to popular market herbs. And see examples of some of the herbs and remedies that can be made.
Natural Health

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined