Our new speaker, Lesley A. Wooler B.Sc., RA., CYT., earned her degree in Horticulture from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her first herbal apprenticeship and advanced herbal studies in the 1990’s and is the owner of The Herb Wyfe, in Wakefield, RI. She served for ten years on the council of NEHA (North East Herbal Association), four of those years as President.
Lesley has studied with Valerie Ann Worwood and is a Level IV Aroma Genera Practitioner, teaching aromatherapy classes throughout the New England and has been the Regional Director for NAHA (National Association of Aromatherapy) for over 15 years. She is also a Flower Essence Practitioner, having completed her training with David Dalton of Delta Gardens in 2000. She loves using her knowledge of herbs, essential oils and flower essences in combination to make healing remedies for her clients.
Lesley has maintained her own landscape/gardening business “Gardening with Finesse” for the past 18 years and is a RICH (Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist) through RINLA (Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association). She is also a URI Master Gardener.
Lesley enjoys sharing her love of the ‘Green World’ with others, and her talk will focus on the various uses of herbs and how to enrich your life through their characteristics.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
Upcoming 2017 Beechwood Lectures
7/19/17 Cooking with Native Produce, Chef Brandon Read, The Celestial Café, Exeter, RI
9/20/17 Creating Pollinator Habitat, Vanessa Venturini, State Program Leader, URI Master Gardener Program
11/15/17 Designing the Ecological Landscape, Kevin M. Alverson Landscape Architecture