I continue to be blown away by the incredible community at CSCH. The first time I stepped through the doors at CSCH, it was like I walked through the wardrobe and found myself in Narnia. It’s a place where magic is alive and well and is filled with people who are truly extraordinary.
It’s my opinion that herbalism attracts a lot of HSPs, NDs, and generally magical people who are in touch with subtle energetics. Pop culture is full of references to people with magical abilities who face challenges navigating the neurotypical world and seek refuge in places that acknowledge, encourage, and support our differentness. CSCH is a safe haven for people like us. It’s like Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters or Hogwarts.
CSCH is filled with people who you can have lengthy conversations with about the energetics of herbs, the elements, and the planets. No one will bat an eye when you talk about plants as sentient beings and use pronouns when referring to them. CSCH is also incredibly grounded in science and takes you through a rigorous curriculum of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biology, chemistry, nutrition, and botany.
If you are a current student or a graduate of CSCH, you know what a special place this is. If you are interested in herbalism and are searching for a community where you feel seen, supported, and challenged, I cannot recommend CSCH highly enough. Help grow this beautiful community by sharing this post with one of your besties from CSCH or someone you know who is interested in Herbalism.
Fun fact: the term “Alma Mater” literally translates to “Nourishing/bounteous mother.” This certainly applies to CSCH.
I am so grateful for the CSCH community and especially grateful for all that @lkreinhardt has done to grow and nourish this community.