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Who Is Barclay Hastings?

Barclay added herbal studies to his years of studies and practices in wellness and prevention. He completed Rosemary Gladstar’s Correspondence Course: The Science and Art of Herbalism. Following completion of the course he was mentored by one of Rosemary’s protégé, Emily Ruff, Director of The Florida School of Holistic Living with a focus on creating a sacred space and plant communication. Being mentored by Emily led to studies in Druidry and Native American nature based spirituality and herbal healing. These studies have led to an expanded consciousness to include the imaginal and spirit realm experienced through the elementals earth, water, fire and air. Barclay opened the Hedgerow School of Herbal Studies, with a hands on and a distant learning/mentoring focus using Rosemary’s course as the curriculum and supplementing with additional resources. The highlight of his herbal teachings is being invited to become one of Rosemary’s teachers.

Barclay retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lt. Col. following 30 years of service. His interest in herbalism stems from his subsequent 30 years of immersion in wellness and prevention. Following retirement and graduation from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in exercise science and wellness, Barclay co-founded the 3rd hospital based wellness program in the state of Florida at Naples Community Hospital. Concurrently he graduated from the University of Southern California with a masters in Systems and after six years relocated to Columbus, Ohio where he studied theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  He earned a masters in addiction studies and counseling. He practiced in the field and has delivered workshops throughout the state of Ohio on Wellness and Recovery. He subsequently retired from the Ohio State University’s Addiction Medicine Program.

Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar

Founder Sage Mountain, Teacher, Herbalist

Rosemary has been practicing, living, learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years.

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Debbie McSweeney

Debbie McSweeney

Teacher

Debbie runs Sacred Mother Herbs© and is a care taker for the Sacred Mother United Plant Savers Sanctuary.

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Gale LaScala

Gale LaScala

Teacher

Gale has been a practicing Herbalist since 1992.

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Helen Ward

Helen Ward

Herbalist, Administrative Director, Teacher & Student Mentor

Helen is a joyful enthusiastic voice for the plants.

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Lora Krall

Lora Krall

Teacher

Lora lives with her husband along the beautiful banks of the Mississippi River in the Driftless region of Minnesota.

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Barclay Hastings

Barclay Hastings

Teacher

Barclay opened the Hedgerow School of Herbal Studies.

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Jane Souza

Jane Souza

Teacher

Jane is a passionate and dedicated herbalist and student of life.

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Kelly Hoffman

Kelly Hoffman

Teacher

Kelly is an herbalist and massage therapist working in New England and New York.

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