Event: Community Herbalist Certification Course
Session 1: June 23-July 1
Session 2: July 2-11 OR September 17-21
This 3-week training and intensive for Community Herbalist Certification is held on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard island. Join award-winning herbalist, author and teacher Holly Bellebuono for botany, pharmacology, physiology, plant ID and harvesting, herbal remedy processing, written coursework, and a small group dynamic through The Heritage & Healing Herbal School. Intensive can be taken in one 3-week setting or split into a spring session and a fall session. More info at www.vineyardherbs.com.
Event: Salve- Making Workshop
Date: June 17
Learn the fun and rewarding art of making herbal oils and salves and explore the edible and medicinal plants of Martha’s Vineyard. Register with Polly Hill Arboretum.
Event: Soulful Apothecary™
June 19-20 (2-day retreat)
July 14-18 (1-week Immersion)
August 12 (1-day Workshop)
August 17-18 (2-day retreat)
Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the “old ways” of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, herbalist Holly Bellebuono’s classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal healing. In this relaxing and uplifting gathering, we’ll focus primarily on learning how to craft nourishing herbal foods as medicine and discover a variety of delicious ways to prepare herbs for health. Special emphasis on supporting the nervous system. Lots of sampling, tasting, and indulging! Register at www.vineyardherbs.com.
Event: Tea Blending Class
Date: July 24
A hands-on (and tasty) class to learn the enjoyable art of tea blending. Includes tastings of Vineyard Herbs signature teas and complete instruction in selecting and blending herbs for both pleasurable and medicinal teas. Register with Polly Hill Arboretum.
Event: Intro to Herbal Medicine 1-Week Immersion
Dates: July 28-Aug 1
Designed for beginners, gardeners, family members, and healing arts professionals, this fun and educational week includes herbal medicine for the digestion, women’s health and hormones, cardiovascular health, healing for the skin, herbal first aid, and herbs for the respiratory system. Day’s classes can be taken individually if desired. Register at www.vineyardherbs.com.
Event: Women’s Herbal 1-Week Immersion
Dates: August 7-10
Come together with women of all ages to explore women’s natural health through herbs. In a supportive, fun and relaxed atmosphere, we’ll delve into the pharmacology, anatomy and spirituality of pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and PMS, menopause and the Crone Years, and Bliss, Moksha and Sacred Women’s Herbs. Day’s classes can be taken individually if desired; week’s immersion includes beautiful beaches, woodland walks, and enjoyable evening programs. Register at www.vineyardherbs.com
Dates: August 25-29
Open to girls ages 11-15, this unique day camp boosts self-awareness and empowers girls to thrive. Built on our highly popular day-retreat, this program offers girls the fantastic opportunity to learn and play in a fun and supportive all-girl atmosphere. Activities include spas and facials, brewing herbal teas and healthy sodas, yoga and movement, herb walks and beach hikes, aromatherapy, vision boards, stories and ceremony, and Red Tent girls-only tips for women’s health—learning about menstruation from other girls and women so they’re prepared, knowledgeable and confident. Includes one sleepover night! Transportation from the ferry to camp is available for girls arriving on the ferry; please inquire. Register at www.vineyardherbs.com.