Faculty at Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies

Main Faculty

Visiting Instructors

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a well rounded herbal education, we invite a diverse range of visiting teachers to assist each year.

Saff Killingsworth BSc.

Saff Killingsworth BSc,  ecologist from Olympia WA, turns botany into nerdy science fun with a deep love of plants.

Kelly Ablard PhD

Kelly Ablard PhD teaches ethical aromatherapy at our Advanced Case Study course.

Megan Oleson, RN.

Community health advocate and co-founder of the first North American safe-injection site, teaches Harm Reduction strategy and basic pharmacology.

Della Rice Sylvester

Cowichan Elder, shares local plant uses and stories.

Past Teachers

Robin Wheeler

The late Robin Wheeler, who was a well known gardening author, specialized in the cultivation of plants outside their natural range.

Rupert Adams

Rupert is part of Salt Spring Seeds and owner of Saltspring Botanicals, and shares how to grow and relate to Western, ayurvedic, and TCM medicinal plants.

Cease Wyss

Cease Wyss—whose name in Squamish means Woman Who Travels on the Water and Gathers Medicine for All People—shares songs and herbal wisdom.

Robin Annschild

Biologist and conservationist, Robin instructs botany and plant taxonomy.

Verbena Spp.

Exquisite verbena in full bloom

Great photo by Mimi Kamp