"Ricky’s herbal medicine course was life-changing for me. As a person who knew little about herbal medicine, I was a bit nervous that I’d be surrounded by classmates who knew far more than I did. Ricky’s created a safe and friendly atmosphere for learners at every stage. Each class included an open lecture style session where we learned about the plants and their relationship to our human physiology, as well as an opportunity to apply our learning in the kitchen. From making elderberry syrup to bitters and other tinctures, I moved from simply being curious about herbal medicine to incorporating it into my lifestyle. I gained skills that have allowed me to take control of my health and I developed a deep love for plants and the power that they have to heal!"
Kia E. Baker
Executive Director, Southeast Raleigh Promise