Beginning with Herbs
8 weeks of in-class, hands-on instruction complete with products to take home nightly, includes all materials and handouts, and 2 local herb walks.
All inclusive: $295
Held at South Bay Homebirth Collective in San Jose, CA
Thursday evenings, February 19th - April 9th.
Learn the foundations of herbal medicine making. This course covers herbal first aid, preparation and use of herbs, an introduction to flower essences and aromatherapy, remedies for common imbalances, medicinal mushrooms, seaweeds, creating your own herbal medicine chest, herbs for seasonal health & vitality, gardening for beginners, plant identification and wild foods. We will cover therapies recommended for men and women's health and well-being.
This herbal introductory class offers a comprehensive glance into the benefits of using herbal protocols. Each evening will be a new avenue of herbal use, complete with hands-on activity, discussion and meeting circle. Weekly, we will prepare herbal formulas, and each participant will have samples to take home. Class is complete with handouts and recipes, and all materials are included. This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate herbal enthusiast. It may be of interest to a person with some knowledge of herbs in which to help refine their understanding or learn new techniques in preparing herbal concoctions.
Students also have the opportunity to sign up for the United Plant Saver's membership at a discounted student rate
We look forward to sharing the healing ways of the plants with you!
Posted by Melissa in Boulder Creek on 24th May 2012
I enjoy doing things myself where I can, and this class gave me the skills and information I need to make my own vitamins, calcium supplements, healing salve, disinfectant washes, cough and sore throat syrups, cold & flu fighting tinctures, and a lot more. I can even find plants for first aid in the woods around my house.
This class has a casual, comfortable, encouraging feel. It is smoothly combined with a hands-on “lab” component, so that we could experience the look and feel of every type of product we made. My husband and I are quite pleased with the effectiveness of the products I made in class.
This class really changed the way I think about medicines. Medicines are no longer the sole dominion of pharmaceutical companies; they are accessible; they can be cheap or even free from my own yard. They come from plants – herbs I can see and touch and understand! I feel very empowered to know how to make these medicinal products for myself and my family.