Botanical Sanctuary Network Member Seven Arrows Farm
346 Oakhill Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703
Visit their website to register for events here.
HERBS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
For millennia woman have turned to the plant kingdom for improving the quality of their lives, from birth to their vibrant crone years. Join Seven Arrows long time nurse-herbalist Bonnie Kavanagh as she discusses herbs that have a special affinity for the female reproductive system and some common conditions that can benefit from the use of herbs. Premenstrual syndrome, menopause, fibroids, insomnia, libido and much more will be discussed. Participants will sip on a tea blended just for this class and go home with a sample as well as handouts full of recipes and information.
This is the first in a series of one time classes so stay tuned….
Date and Time: Sunday, February 23, 1pm-3pm
A “mini” version of our 10 month Practical Herbalism program This course will meet once a week for four weeks. It will cover Herbal Therapeutics for the Nervous System, Women’s Reproductive System. Men’s Health and the GI system (Gastrointestinal tract.) Participants will learn the basics of medicinal tea blending, Tincture and Salve Making and Wild Plant Identification in this four week intensive.
If you have any questions regarding whether or not this program is a good fit for you please email us at the link on this page and we will make sure Bonnie gets it.
Course Instructor Bonnie Kavanagh has worked in both the allopathic and complementary healthcare fields for over 36 years, both as a registered nurse and a community herbalist. She is one of the founding members of the Ocean State Herbal Association and past board member of the Northeast Herbal Association. She has been a regular presenter at the renowned International Herbal Symposium held biennially at Wheaton College. She is also a current executive board member of the Hope Street Farmers Market in Providence, RI. In addition Bonnie brings many years of experience as a plants woman to her classes and programs. She is currently the Community Herbalist at Seven Arrows Farm.
Dates and Time:
Cost: $600 ($250 non-refundable deposit down and then weekly payments available)
Time: 10:00am -2pm
Dates: Wednesdays February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18 Time – 10am-2pm
What to Do with What you Grew!
Are you a bit overwhelmed with the “bounty of your harvest” and wondering what to do with all of those herbs, fruits and veggies that abound this time of year? Come join Nurse Herbalist Bonnie Kavanagh as she shares some tips on using what you grew both for your family’s needs and you’ll get some great holiday gift ideas as well. It’s not too early to start thinking about herbal gift making….it will be too late once the fresh herbs are gone! Participants will create their own herbal vinegar to bring home with them!
Date and Time: September 29, 1pm
Materials Fee $5.00
NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
SEVEN ARROWS IS EXCITED to be offering our 4th Annual Nine Month Herbal Apprenticeship Program entitled “Practical Herbalism” beginning in October, 2019 and running through June, 2020, the first Sunday of each month, 10am-5pm.
PRACTICAL HERBALISM combines herbal pioneer and superstar Rosemary Gladstar’s joyful heart centered Science and Art of Herbalism Correspondence course of study and material, with Nurse/Herbalist Bonnie Kavanagh’s 35 years of herbal and medical experience both as practitioner and teacher. All participants will receive Rosemary’s highly esteemed course valued $375. (Let us know if you already own the course and we will happily deduct the course cost from the cost of our program.)
Rosemary Gladstar is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the ‘Grandmother of American Herbalism’. She is the founder of the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running herb school in the United States, author of The Science and Art of Herbalism home study course, numerous books and, until recently was the founder and organizer of the International Herb Symposium and The New England Women’s Herbal Conference held annually in NE. This program promises to be a unique blend of extensive information and practical plant based experience in the garden. Bonnie brings a rare combination of allopathic and complementary tradition to her work as a practicing herbalist/teacher. Class participants will plant, tend, harvest and process fresh herbs from their own “Apprentice Garden” here at Seven Arrows. Judy Marcellot, co-owner of Seven Arrows, will join in as guest facilitator for special horticultural related experiential activities, sharing skills she has learned as a plants-woman, an aromatherapist and a “spiritual being having a physical experience.” “Plants help remind us of our interconnectedness to all creation. Herbalists need to regularly get their hands in the soil. Outdoors, the garden, planting, growing are important parts of this program in my humble opinion. I am really excited to share what I’ve learned these last 39 years at Seven Arrows,” says Judy.
Primary Course Instructor Bonnie Kavanagh has worked in both the allopathic and complementary healthcare fields for over 35 years, both as a registered nurse and a community herbalist. She is one of the founding members of the Ocean State Herbal Association and past board member of the Northeast Herbal Association. She has been a regular presenter at the renowned International Herbal Symposium held biennially at Wheaton College. She brings many years of experience as a plants-woman to her classes and programs. She is currently the Community Herbalist at Seven Arrows Farm.
This year students will be helping to expand the current physical space and mission of the United Plant Savers both here at Seven Arrows and, hopefully at their own spaces as well. “The mission, in a nutshell, is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitats while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.” You can read more on their facebook page and their website as well https://www.unitedplantsavers.org
Enrollment Process: A pre-enrollment phone call is required prior to the start of the program. This is only to ensure that the participant and the program are a good match for one another. Potential students can come to Seven Arrows to talk with Bonnie personally if they prefer. Program Dates: Sundays,
October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, 2020, February 2, March 1, April 5, June 7. Program Time: 10am-5pm
Program Tuition: $1,500. Cost of the program includes all materials including copies of Rosemary Gladstar’s Art and Science of Herbal Medicine
A non-refundable deposit of $250 must be received by Oct 4. Credit cards accepted. Payment plans may be arranged on an individual basis. Call to register and arrange payment. (508)399-7860 We do not offer refunds of fees paid.If you pre-pay please take note.
SPRING TONICS AND THREE ROOTS VINEGARS
Spring is a time of renewal. We spring clean our houses and gardens and lots of cultures “spring clean” their internal environments as well.
In this afternoon class we will discuss the many emerging “weeds” and plants in the are that are helpful for building up our winter weary internal ecosystems. Liver health, essential to a healthy system, and herbal detoxification processes will be discussed. Participants will make to bring home a bottle of organic“Three Roots Vinegar” which is a well known herbal spring vinegar and liver tonics. Supplies provided so just bring yourself and any questions you may have!
Seven Arrows’ long time Nurse Herbalist/Bonnie Kavanagh will lead this popular class.
Sunday, April 14. 1-3
SUPPORTIVE HERBAL THERAPIES FOR ADDICTION(S)
Our society faces an all time crisis in opiate addiction but there are many other addictions that wreak havoc in people’s lives: alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, sugar, amphetamine use and on and on and on.
This class takes place in a nonjudgmental setting where everyone is welcomed. It’s not only designed for those with addictions but offers supportive herbal advice for those who have addicts in their lives.
***This class is not intended to treat addictions but rather offers herbal support for those going through treatment or with loved ones going through treatment, but does not claim to cure addiction of any kind.***
Participants will go home with a calming, nervine tea sample.
Date: Sunday, March 24, 1pm. Fee $40
Longtime Nurse/Herbalist/Teacher Bonnie Kavanagh will be offering this class with her extensive experience as both a former practitioner of allopathic medicine and practitioner of alternative and complementary herbal support.
AROMATHERAPY FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
This class will cover specific essential oils, some which act on the nervous system as sedatives and others which are stimulating and uplifting. Applications and blending techniques will be discussed and each participant will be able to make their own personal blend to bring home. Handouts will be included.
Lesley A. Wooler is the owner of The Herb Wyfe, now located at Belmont Market in Wakefield, RI. She served on the board of NEHA (North East Herbal Association) for 10 years, four as its president. She is a Regional Director of NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) as well as a Registered Aromatherapist.She earned a BSc in Horticulture at the University of RI and has owned and operated her own landscape/gardening business for over 20 years.
Date and Time: Sunday, March 10.1pm
Cost: $40 plus material fee of $10 paid at the day of class
We are excited to have Lesley here for the first in a series of Aromatherapy studies! This class will count towards our new school of Botanical and Natural Studies certificate program if you choose to participate in it. Participation is optional and there are no extra fees. Simple pay for the class you can when you want to take it.