PRNSA Field Institute Instructor

Jolie Egert Elan, M.S. is the founder of Go Wild Consulting, a company that promotes healthy ecosystems and our connections to them. She is an ethnobotanist, a deep ecologist and educator. Jolie has inspired thousands of people to deepen their connection to nature and has recently established the Go Wild Institute for Earth Wisdom that weaves science, myth and spirit to awaken our ecological selves and foster balance within the great web of life. She has worked with ethnobotanical projects on four continents including restoring sacred forest groves in India and developing the herbal medicine sector in war-torn Kosovo. Jolie is adjunct faculty in the Biology Department at the College of Marin and has taught at the California School of Herbal Studies, the California Institute of Integral Studies, SF State’s Sierra Field Campus, USF as well as nature organizations, ecoliteracy programs and other herbal medicine schools in the Bay Area. She is a certified forester and permaculture designer. She received her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Environmental Studies and her Master's degree in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University. Jolie can often be found foraging wild foods and medicines. For more information on Jolie see

Egert Elan


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an aerial view of the Point Reyes headlands with a green-topped bluffs overlooking the ocean.