ONE DAY CLASSES

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Tree Medicine and Stories: A Woodland Ramble

woodland walks VAWINTER WALK: February 1, 10am – 12:30

SPRING WALK: April 26, 10am – 12:30

SUMMER WALK: July 26, 9am – 11:30
(Note time change for cooler weather)

FALL WALK: November 1, 10am – 12:30

This is the first time we are offering this beautiful series of walks. You can take them as a whole or individually. Shirlea is a professional forester and herbalist and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the language of trees both from an ecological standpoint as well as medicinal uses. While the focus of these walks is tree identification, there will be a lot more information shared. All walks will be held at Walnut Creek Park and directions will be sent with registration. Class is limited to 13 participants. All classes are held 10am – 12:30, save the summer class, which will be 9am – 11:30.
Fee for each walk is $30.

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The HERB BUS is Coming!

Setting up and running a street clinic:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014; 9am – 4pm

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Herb Bus in Action:
Thursday, April 24, 2014; 9am – 4pm

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Designing a Medicine Garden – Permaculture and Herbalism

One-Day Class: Saturday, June 7, 2014
10am – 2pm

medicineJoin us for a day of instruction on how to set up medicinal gardens and botanical sanctuaries. We will begin with sheet mulching, look at garden layout and simple design and talk about the needs and growing conditions of common herbal medicines. We will wander back to the woodland sanctuary that has been created and talk about conservation and ecological harvest issues as they relate to United Plant Savers. We will also look at drying roots, flowers and leaves of our favorite plant allies.

Herbal teas will be provided at all the one day workshops. Please pack a bag lunch.

Fee for the class is $75. Deposit $30.

 

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Kitchen Apothecary - First Harvest

One-Day Class: Sunday, June 8, 2014
10am – 2pm

apothecaryThis 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 well as how to stock our family medicine chest. This is an excellent class for those that are interested in learning sustainable ways of keeping selves and families healthy.

This class will be taught by community herbalist, Heather Wetzel

Herbal teas will be provided at all the one day workshops. Please pack a bag lunch.

Fee for the class is $75. Deposit $30.

 

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The Art of Fermentation

One-Day Class: Saturday, July 19, 2014
10am – 2:30pm

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 including kombucha, honey wine and sodas that are good for you. You will leave with the skills necessary to begin lacto-fermenting foods at home.

This class will be taught by community herbalist, Suzanna Stone

Herbal teas will be provided at all the one day workshops. Please pack a bag lunch.

Fee for the class is $75. Deposit $30.

 

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