shana lipner grover

Shana Lipner Grover, a clinical herbalist, health and nutrition educator, field botanist, ethical wildcrafter, medicine maker, and forever student of life and wonder is the director and primary educator of Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies in north county San Diego.

Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies, a 2-year program, is a hybrid online and field-based ecology, botany, nutrition, and plant medicine school that guides students through weaving the study of plants and ecology of diverse environments into the practice of making and using herbal medicine. Through mountain hikes, plant walks, farm activities, and a bit of adventure we learn our roles within our local ecologies.

Shana runs a clinical practice in north county San Diego focusing on empowering people to take responsibility for their health. Beyond her field school, she teaches at a variety of outdoor education including Art & Wilderness Institute and Solidarity Farm School as well as writing and teaching 350 hours of herbal medicine and nutrition programs at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. With bylines in Plant Healer Magazine and Herbaria, you can also find her teaching at a variety of herbal symposiums and conferences like the Plant Healer Botanical Medicine Confluence and TerraVita Herbal Symposium, and Oshala Farms, Herb Camp.


Scheduled Workshops

  • Plant walk - An Organic Sensory Exploration Experience

    90 min | Fairies’ Hollow

    We are surrounded by food and medicinal plants wherever we go. We will use our senses to experience some of our common food and medicines while enjoying a walk in nature and the cool breeze on our faces. The Lucidity campground is filled with native plants that are excited for our return! Initially they tend to create a greenscape making it difficult to tell them apart. With a bit of focus, key players will start becoming obvious and you realize you know more than you thought!

  • Botanical Eyes, Get to know your neighbors and the benefits of weedcrafting!

    60 min | Fairies’ Hollow

    Every bioregion has its most commonly used plant medicines and incredibly functional weedy plants. Invasives like Dandelion, Plantain, Black mustard, and Chickweed, are all common and very useful! Most herbalist would agree the best way to get know herbal medicine is to start with what grows around you. Going for hikes, growing a garden and simply taking note of the virulent weeds growing around you are all ways to participate in this process. The cultivation of relationships with ourselves, with plant medicines and within our community is a true call to action. Join us for this highly informative class complete with weedy experiences, local botany and plant connections.

  • Kitchen Plant Medicine

    90 min | Fairies’ Hollow

    We all have an apothecary in our culinary cabinets. Kitchen plant medicine is one of our oldest forms of herbal medicine, dating back through oral traditions. Herbs and spices are all useful beyond their flavors. From aromatic leaves to pungent seeds and fragrant roots, each has benefits to be brought to the medicinal table. Join me to deepen your relationship with food, flavor and medicine.