Elizabeth Heck is the founder and Director of the Home Herb School. The school offers a complete suite of herbalism courses empowering students to build confidence in working with plant medicines.
As Udemy’s most qualified herbalism instructor, Elizabeth has a solid background in herbal medicine. She has a 25 year history as a land steward, medicinal herb grower and medicine formulator. She was the founder of Pure Dermacare, an herbal products company offering all natural, botanical-based skincare.
Elizabeth taught botanical and herbal curriculums as a naturalist at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for nearly a decade. She also makes speaking appearances at the top herbal conferences, teaching centers and events globally. Most notably, Elizabeth frequently presents at the International Herb Symposium which invites the most highly respected teachers from around the world, the New England Women's Herbal Conference, one of the oldest, largest and most honored herbal gatherings and the legendary Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center.
Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for the need of plant conservation. While on the Minnesota Native Plant Society Board of Directors for several years, Elizabeth was active in important ecological preservation programs. She has also participated in programs offered by United Plant Savers.
Beyond her degree from the University of Minnesota, Elizabeth's formal herbal training started back in the late 1990s. Education with world-renowned herbalists and botanists included:
▪️ Apprenticeship with Rosemary Gladstar
▪️ Herbal Wisdom with Lise Wolff
▪️ Intermediate and Advanced Herbalism with Matthew Wood
▪️ Extensive training with esteemed botanist, Dr. Robert Mohlenbrock
▪️ Mentoring in ethnobotanical traditions of Native American, Central American and upper Amazon cultures.
She now passes on that wisdom and experience to empower her students in the art and science of plant medicines. Elizabeth’s passion for the green world shines through as she guides students step-by-step in her best selling online herbalism courses.