Services We Provide

WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS
NATIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION
PROFESSIONAL HERB SPEAKER
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
GARDEN/GREENHOUSE TOURS
HERB PLANTS
HERBAL MEDICINES
INTERNSHIPS
CONSULTATIONS
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.

PLANT IDENTIFICATION
Lisa travels to your property to walk with you and identify the Native and naturalized plants
growing there.

COST: $120 for one four-hour walk, within 50 miles of Cookeville, TN.For longer
distances,  mileage charges will apply.
Services
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
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI2vbSqQMWk
CALENDAR OF SHOWS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 2018



Cumberland County Master Gardeners Spring Flower and Garden show
Crossville TN  April 2
7-28

Midsouth Womens Herbal Conference
Lookout Mountain, AL     April 20-22


Nature Festival
Bedford, IN   May 2
3-28

Memphis Herb Society
Memphis TN   June 27-28
(931) 653-4402
pipsiss@yahoo.com

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 Teehahnahmah 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 Teehahnahmah 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 Teehahnahmah 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:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI2vbSqQMWk
INTERNSHIPS     March to September

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.
LIsa Bedner
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
shows.
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: