Each class you will discover new plants and essential oils. You can choose to take one class or both classes.
My goal is to give you the basics and guide you along the way to the relationship you wish to have with the plants. Maybe you will be the neighborhood herbalist or want to take your studies into a specific area such as women's health, men’s health, animal health, shamanism, traditional chinese medicine, or product creation.
I want you to learn the beauty of the plants. I want you to see how they can enhance your everyday life by making your medicines, finding comfort sitting or working in a garden. I hope you will notice all the plants around you and feel their energy when you are walking in nature. Plants bring peace to our lives, and they are very medicinal. I hope to enhance your connection to mother earth and teach you to help her keep the plants healthy so they can keep us healthy.
By enhancing your connection to the earth, we can protect our environment and keep the plants as a vital source in our lives.
What we’ll do in this class:
Starts in the garden enjoying an herbal walk and harvesting plants
You will learn how to dry these herbs for your personal “herbal medicine cabinet”
Make fresh herbal tinctures and oils with the following solvents: alcohol (i.e., brandy), vinegar, honey, glycerine, almond oil
Create an herbal tea (tisane) and learn when to decoct or infuse a tisane
Create a hand cream and salt scrub using essential oils and learn how to make herbal tinctures from dried herbs.
This is a great prep class for our Winter Health Workshop on November 2nd.
Come and learn from the plants: They have so much to teach you.