MAINTAINING a BOTANICAL DISPENSARY

April 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
Lorna_herb_bundlesWith Lorna Mauny-Brodek. The Herbalista Health Network manages several clinics and serves hundreds each year.  We make a majority of the remedies we dispense and do our best to follow a set of guidelines we like to call Good Herbalista Practices (cGHP’s).  In this class we will look at many of the forms and procedures we find helpful…

PERCOLATION and
ADVANCED HERBAL PREPARATIONS

April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
Lorna_percolatingWith Lorna Mauny-Brodek. The art of Herbal Medicine Making is both a science and an art.  It can be as simple as brewing a cup of tea or as complex as the multi-stepped production of a fluid extract. The more skills you acquire, the greater will be your options as an herbalist to offer the appropriate remedy to…

FIELD BOTANY for HERBALISTS

May 17 or 18, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm

This class will cover the basics of plant identification with an emphasis on medicinal plants that grow in the Charlottesville area.  Participants will learn how to identify plants from visual characteristics and how to recognize the area’s most common plant families.

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MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

May 26, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm

Join Robert Rogers for a day of in depth exploration of the clinic applications for various mushroom preparations. We will cover energetics, organ affinity, drug interactions, dosage and various preparations.  In the afternoon we’ll traverse the exciting world of mushroom essences and their uses to treat psychological issues and support soul work.

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The ART of FERMENTATION

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am2:30 pm
fermentationWith Suzanna Stone. Learn to make delicious lacto-fermented foods in this hands-on workshop. Fermentation is a traditional way of food preparation that not only preserves the harvest but also yields greater nourishment, a healthier digestive system, and thus increased vitality. We will make kimchi, brined garlic, lacto-fermented beets and ginger carrots as well as fermented and cultured beverages…
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KITCHEN APOTHECARY ~ First Harvest

June 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
2013_kitchen_apothecaryWith Heather Wetzel. This class can stand-alone or be a wonderful conclusion to the garden class taught the day before. In this class, participants will make herbal preparations harvested from the day before. These are safe and time-honored recipes to be used for the family. We will learn the art of making salves, tinctures, oils and teas as…

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PHYTOCHEMICALS: What, Why and How?

July 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
feature_phytochemWith Mimi Hernandez. Phytochemistry refers to the chemical structures in plants. This introduction to phytochemistry as it relates to herbal medicine will be taught in simple and friendly terminology. Topics will include polysaccharides, polyphenols, alkaloids, tannins, resins, volatile oils, and many more! This will be tied in with Organoleptic Assessment – Herbal Tastes and Activities Bring your tastebuds! You can…
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HERB and PRESCRIPTION
DRUG INTERACTIONS

July 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
feature_herbs_drugsMimi Hernandez, clinical herbalist and Director of American Herbalists Guild will take us through a perfect day of presenting these vital topics of herbal medicine with a clear and accessible power point that makes this necessary science for herbalism very understandable. Countless patients are taking prescription medications simultaneously with herbal products. More than ever, practitioners…

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INFLAMMATION & INSULIN RESISTANCE

September 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
mimi_fieldInflammation abounds in all disease processes these days. A good understanding of the mechanisms behind this process is imperative for clinicians today. Mimi Hernandez has taught this class numerous times to all levels of clinicians and presents the information with depth and clarity. She will tie this topic into Insulin resistance which has inflammation as a…

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A DAY of CLINICAL TOPICS

September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
Very special Day with Mimi Hernandez – Mimi will offer the following three mini classes. Registration is for the whole day.
Herbal Support for Iron Imbalances.
Iron is an essential element in our daily diet. It is part of what makes our blood red and it plays a major role in oxygenating our bodies…

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