I am really happy to finally be able to introduce
The Kate O'Shea Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thanks to a very generous annual donor for $500 in perpetuity, who prefers to remain anonymous, We are growing a scholarship fund! in the name of a past student and dear friend Kate O'Shea (graduate of 2014)
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund please use the paypal buttons below
(if you prefer you can mail checks to BSHS, PO Box 154, Ashfield MA 01330)
Here are some words Kate shared about her experience at Blazing Star
"My name is Kate O’Shea, Ph.D., and I have had the good fortune of taking both the beginner and intermediate programs in herbal plant medicine given by Tony(a) Lemos at the Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Having been a professional working with folks recovering from cardiac surgeries and cardiac events in addition to being a teacher and a college professor, I feel as though I am very familiar with myriad social institutions that go about patient and student education in very limited and finite ways.
As a student in Blazing Star School, I feel as though, through study and numerous opportunities for practice, I was able to expand my worldview of learning, teaching, and healing, and bring my practices and skills to new levels. With superb leadership and expert guidance from Tonya Lemos, the class of apprentices grew into a warm, cohesive team supporting ourselves, each other, clients we were working with, and making contributions to healing the earth.
Through Tonya, I was also able connect to a wider group of herbalists and practitioners, nationally and internationally. For me, these experiences have been life changing. I highly recommend either apprenticeship to those who are looking to “shake things up” in their worlds, deepen their study of plants and healing while growing closer to interesting people in tight knit community. It is also for those who wish to expand their world views through healing practices and beliefs that enhance their lives one hundred percent!"