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Herbal Medicine Craft - 8-month Training
Apr
20
to Nov 16

Herbal Medicine Craft - 8-month Training

Learn how to heal yourself and others in creative collaboration with medicine plants.

Experience in-depth, hands-on exploration with fresh and dried herbs to craft your very own herbal apothecary for health, vitality, and beauty. 

Learn how to apply these medicines to ease common ailments, including allergies, coughs, colds, flu, muscular discomfort, stress, insomnia, skin irritations, wounds, and more.

Each month, you'll bring home herbal remedies you've made in class, plus materials and instructions to practice with at home.

We'll connect with plants on the spiritual level, learn how to harvest with integrity and sustainability, and identify local plants in the wilds of Prospect Park.

Our meetings will include meditation, ritual, song, a little movement, laughter, tears, and the unique experience and energy you bring to the circle.

Fresh organically grown herbs for medicine making will be supplied by Sawmill Herb Farm CSA.

This course is for a wide range of levels from absolute beginners to intermediate herbal students.

Course Overview:

MODULE 1 (April 20)
•Plant Connection and Identification
•Conscious Harvesting

MODULE 2 (May 18)
*Infusions
*Decoctions
*Vinegars

MODULE 3 (June 15)
*Tinctures
*Glycerites

MODULE 4 (July 20)
*Poultices
*Compresses
*Fomentations
*Honeys

MODULE 5 (September 7)
*Oils
*Salves
*Lotions

MODULE 6 (September 21)
*Oxymels
*Elixirs

MODULE 7 (October 19)
*Syrups
*Lozenges
*Electuaries

MODULE 8 (November 16)
*Baths
*Steams
*Formulating blends
 

8 Saturdays (3rd Saturday of each month except August), 11am to 2pm:

April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 7, September 21, October 19, November 16

Exchange: $1080-$1280 sliding scale.

A $270 deposit is due upon registration. Recurring payments will be billed automatically for 5 months, beginning in May 2019.

  • $1080 = $162 for 5 months

  • $1180 = $182 for 5 months

  • $1280 = $202 for 5 months

If you require a different payment plan, please reach out.

Registration deadline 4/12/19.

For any additional questions, please get in touch.

What past participants say about Herbal Medicine Craft ~

“A wonderful hands-on class that gives a broad overview of many ways to practice herbalism with hands-on learning.”

“The environment was peaceful. [Liz is] very knowledgeable and patient. The hands on learning is priceless.

“I really enjoyed this experience! I traveled from Pennsylvania and Delaware for this class and never regretted my travel time. It was well worth every minute of my time.”

“It was very informational and you get to physically see all these roots and herbs that are just not easily accessible in your regular super market. You learn how to formulate tinctures, oils, salves, lotions, capsules, teas, infusions and so much more. You also get time to really examine and have a deeper connection with making plant medicine and learn how to not only make the medicine but the ethics behind it. Its an amazing class and if you're interested in diving deeper in the plant medicine or learning how to make your own medicine or products its a great course to get your feet wet.”

“It's a lot of fun and you will learn a lot about herbs. You will have a hands-on experience, making herbal remedies with your own herbs. Liz is a warm, kind, knowledgeable and patient teacher and you will learn a lot!”

“I am really glad I took this course. I felt I was able to deepen my relationship with herbs which is something I want to continue doing.”


Learn more about Susan Pincus and the plants of Sawmill Herb Farm, plus a little sneak peak at the Herbal Medicine Craft class in action!

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