Services We Provide
|NATIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION|
|PROFESSIONAL HERB SPEAKER|
|CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS|
Native American traditional healing consultations, including herbs, nutrition, vitamin
therapy, and spirituality. Phone and / or personal appointments available.
COST: $50 for one 55-minute initial consult; includes one 20 minute follow up.
Subsequent consultations are $25 for each half-hour.
Lisa travels to your property to walk with you and identify the Native and naturalized plants
COST: $120 for one four-hour walk, within 50 miles of Cookeville, TN.For longer
distances, mileage charges will apply.
PROFESSIONAL HERB SPEAKER
Lisa is available to speak at your Festival, Garden club, or school. Previous topics have included: Herbal Medicine, Growing
Herbs, Eat your weeds!, Herbs for Health and Nutrition, Growing Edibles for Landscaping, and many more. Prices vary,
depending on length of class and travel. Please call or email for rates and availability. Speaking credits include: International
Herb Association, Memphis Herb Society, Tennessee Tech University, Western Ky University, Garden shows throughout TN,
Master Gardener groups and many others. See below for list of credentials and certifications for Lisa Bedner RN, RH, AHG
CALENDAR OF SHOWS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 2018
Cumberland County Master Gardeners Spring Flower and Garden show
Crossville TN April 27-28
Midsouth Womens Herbal Conference
Lookout Mountain, AL April 20-22
Bedford, IN May 23-28
Memphis Herb Society
Memphis TN June 27-28
POSITIONS, EDUCATION, and CERTIFICATIONS
Certified as a Native American Herbal Medicine Practitioner by the American Herbalists Guild, currently the
only peer-review organization in the United States for professional herbalists.
Medicine Woman of the Turtle Clan of the Tihanama Nation
Graduate of the Therapeutic Herbalism course in European herbal medicine presented by
David L. Hoffmann, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.N.I.M.H.; 1995
Holds an Associates Degree in Nursing from Montgomery College of Takoma Park, Maryland
Medicine speaker for the Tihanama and Western Cherokee Nations
Guest lecturer at Tennessee Technical University and Western Kentucky University
Invited reviewer of herbal texts for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Author of The Simple Book Of Herbs published in 1995, Revised edition 2014
Practiced clinical nursing for 30 years in Emergency, Critical Care, and Family Practice Medicine
Apprenticed 5 years with an Eastern Cherokee Medicine Man
Apprenticed 1 year with a Shoshone Medicine Woman
Apprenticed 1 year with a Tihanama Medicine Man
Educational Director of the annual Folk Medicine Festival of Boiling Springs, TN; 1992-1998
Featured on PBS on the show Volunteer Gardener. Please check out this U-tube video of the broadcast:
INTERNSHIPS March to September
FOR THE 2018 SEASON, LONG TERM SLOTS ARE FILLED. WE ARE STILL TAKING DAILY
HELPERS. OVERNIGHT HOUSING IS FULL, BUT WE CAN ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE WILLING
TO TENT CAMP ON THE FARM.
If you would like to be an intern at Pipsissewa Herbs/Lisa’s Greenhouse, please
send a handwritten note with a brief description of yourself and the dates you
would prefer to work with us.
450 Davidson Chapel Lane
Bloomington Springs, TN. 38545
We welcome all applicants of any age and educational level with a willingness and ability to do physical work. We
also accept couples. We are a small operation and get our hands in the dirt, using few machines. We use
traditional Native American planting and harvesting methods in all of our gardens, and herb growing.
Requirements: Minimum time commitment: 3 weeks; maximum: 8 weeks.
Work: 20-30 hours per week; work includes organic greenhouse propagation, organic herb growing, retail display
gardens, herbal medicine harvesting and drying, making herbal medicines, and may also include working herb
Compensation: Free housing; fresh organic produce in season; free attendance to any ongoing herbal medicine
workshops on site; an opportunity to learn traditional herbal medicine from an accomplished herbal practitioner
andNative American Medicine Woman; and a letter of recommendation for your school and/or potential employer.
Questions? Please, feel free to email us, or call and/or stop by for a visit before you make a decision to work with
us. Also, check out our website to see what we do: