herbalist@twobirches.org                Hillside, IL                2019 Two Birches

    All information given is educational in nature. It is not intended to take the place of personalized medical counseling, diagnosis and/or treatment by a trained physician. Herbs and other botanicals are classified by the Food and Drug Administration as food products, to date. Botanicals are not classified as "medicines".

    About

    Two Birches is dedicated to providing holistic wellness consultations and permaculture design services to the community, promoting a culture of love, connection and support.

     

    We believe illness begins when there is an imbalance in the body or in  our lives. If one body system or aspect of our livelihood is experiencing stress, it will affect us as a whole. The key is to nourish and strengthen the body systems, and environment in which we live, work and play to support our well being and find harmony.  

     

    We assess and make recommendations based on this approach, applying permaculture design principles to both landscape design and to herbal protocols, suggesting herbs and plant based products, with a strong focus on native, ethical and sustainable resources. 

     

    We may refer you to alternative therapies or nutritional counseling.

     

    Two Birches does not diagnose disease or prescribe treatments. All information given is educational in nature. 

    Our Philosophy

     

    We believe that wellness should be attainable and can occur for all people from all walks of life.

     

    We believe holistic services should be performed in a safe, nurturing environment for both the client and practitioner.   

     

    Our hope is that this philosophy will extend to the community and beyond through our consultations and workshops.

    Joanna Czubernat

     

    Joanna is an active member at the Old Schoolhouse Community Garden. She studied Herbalism at the Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine, apprentice to Gigi Stafne, ND, completing the program in 2015. She has attended additional herbal workshops and seminars including WOTE Level 1 Essential Oil training, Medicine Making at the Wildwood Institute, Trauma Training through Herbalists without Borders and Bio-regional Herbalism from through the Resiliency Institute. Passionate about wildcrafting and herbal wellness, she has taught local herbal workshops, co-taught with Ms. Stafne in Wisconsin and created an Herbal CSA in 2017. Focusing on natural health through native, ethical and sustainable resources, she brings herbal education to the local community.

    Tom Czubernat

     

    Tom is a Master Carpenter and Certified Permaculture Designer and Instructor.  He completed his Permaculture studies with Peter Bane from the Resiliency Institute in Naperville, IL  in 2016.  

     

    An avid gardener and composter, Tom believes in the principles of Permaculture and hopes to share these principles with more people through design consultations, instruction as well as volunteer activities.

     

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