2018 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Faculty Biographies

Tellur Fenner

Tellur Fenner is an edible/medicinal plant researcher & educator and has spent the past two decades traveling extensively throughout the country while studying, collecting, and using wild plant foods/medicines from all the major U.S bioregions. During this time period Tellur attended a number of herbal medicine schools and also completed a bachelor's degree at Prescott College where he majored in the study of western herbalism. As an herbalist of the "generalist" persuasion, he believes in the importance of an interdisciplinary practice which integrates the study of botany, ethnobotany, botanical pharmacy, human physiology, phytochemistry, and other biological sciences. He has taught classes and led trips for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Berkeley, San Francisco Botanical Garden, UC Botanical Garden, Chico State Herbarium, Bastyr University in WA, California Academy of Sciences, Merritt College, California Historical Society, Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a number of other organizations. In addition to offering regular weekend workshops throughout the year, he also runs a comprehensive 12-month (240 hour) classroom/field based academic program titled: "Edible & Medicinal Plants of California: A Bioregional Exploration". He is the owner/director of the Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies located in Ukiah, CA.