My goal for this course is to take you to a place where you are comfortable using the medicinal herbs for the daily needs of yourself and your family. Folk herbalism was once commonplace among all cultures. People were empowered to work with the healing plants growing all around us for their daily healthchallenges. We can reclaim that knowledge and that power, and begin once again to cultivate relationship with the healing plants thorazine.
Throughout the season you will work directly with the plants–in the garden–harvesting–making medicine–preserving… Together, we will walk the year with the healing plants, inviting them to share the richness of their gifts with us. It is my deepest hope that this course opens a door for you as you continue your journey with herbal medicine for years to come.
- hands-on herbal medicine making
- developing your own materia medica file
- begin growing a medicinal herb garden to harvest from throughout the season
- begin learning plant families to help you identify wild healing plants
- herbal energetics–how taste gives us clues to the medicinal actions of herbs
- making and using flower essences
- creating an herbal first aid bag
- plant communication–the art of opening yourself to the plant spirits
- herbal formulation–begin to develop your own recipes by combining plants that work together in combination
- topical uses of herbs
I am also available between classes to answer questions and share information through our private class Facebook page.
If you are ready to take on herbalism and make it a part of your life, I invite you to join us for a journey to empowerment and reconnection. Our ancestors knew how to use the herbs for healing and nourishment. It’s time to reclaim that knowledge.
We will meet one Saturday a month, from March through to November. Classes will be four hours long, with a half-hour break for lunch. Each class will include some discussion, some sharing, and some hands-on working with the plants in the garden and kitchen, with possibly a couple field trips thrown in.
All classes will be from 10am to 2pm (though we may occasionally run until 2:30), and will be held at my home and garden in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.
We cover a great amount of material in each class, so please make every effort to make sure your schedule is clear for the above dates before registering. I will do what I can to catch you up if you absolutely must miss a class, but missing more than one class will greatly affect the course for you, so please keep this in mind.
Upon completion of this course, students will be presented with a certificate for their work and dedication to a 9-month course of study in Folk Herbalism. But the true achievement is the confidence you will gain in working with the healing plants. They will forever be your allies.
The tuition for this course is $700. A deposit of $115 will hold your space for the 2020 class. Once classes start, students can make a payment of $65 at each class, or pay $535 in full at the first class for a $50 discount. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Tuition includes handouts and all projects completed in class. However, students may need to purchase additional books and materials to complete projects at home.
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I am so looking forward to working closely with a great group of future herbalists. I have seen the beauty created when folks come together to form a community around the healing plants.
To register and reserve your space, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.