ONE DAY CLASSES

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Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis with Matthew Wood

All-Day Class: Monday, January 19, 2015 (MLK Day)
10am – 6pm

medicinePulse and Tongue Evaluation with Matthew Wood A day of hands-on and eyes-peeled experiential teachings using ourselves as the sources of knowledge, plus a few charts and guidelines.  Best for people who can at least find the pulse already and if you can't time to practice!

Herbal teas will be provided at all the one day workshops. Please pack a bag lunch (1.25 hr lunch break).

Fee for the class is $100.

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Fermentation

One-Day Class: Saturday, June 20, 2015
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.

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Phytochemicals; What, Why and How?

One-Day Class: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
9am – 4pm

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 tell a lot about what an herb does both physically and energetically based on the way it tastes and feels in you mouth. What does astringent taste like? How does that tightening feeling lead to healing? What about herbs with an aromatic flavor, what do they all tend to have in common? We will learn how that bitter taste gets the juices flowing. Sour herbs can be awakening in the moment, And the Spicy herbs, of course have a lot to tell us.

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Herb and Prescription Drug Interactions

One-Day Class: Thursday, June 25, 2015
9am – 4pm

Mimi 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 and their patients should be informed about the compatibilities of herbs with prescription medications and their possible adverse interactions. With some general insights in pharmacology, we can foresee possible interactions and thus take precautions to avoid incompatibilities. Come learn the latest information in this discussion of the most common drug-herb interactions..

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Designing an Herb Garden – Permaculture and Herbalism

One-Day Class: Saturday, June 27, 2015
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.

 

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Kitchen Apothecary - First Harvest

One-Day Class: Sunday, June 28, 2015
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.

 

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Inflammation & Insulin Resistance

One-Day Class: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
9am – 4pm

Taught by Mimi Hernandez. Inflammation abounds in all disease processes these days. A good understanding of the mechanisms behind this process is imperative for clinicians today. Mimi 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 hallmark presentation and present herbal as well as nutritional remedies.

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Thursday Herbs for Cognitive Function
and Herbal Considerations for Geriatric Clients

One-Day Class: Thursday, August 13, 2015
9am – 4pm

Taught by Mimi Hernandez. Cognitive decline, lack of focus, and loss of memory affect an increasing number of aging adults. Herbs have demonstrated clinically relevant activity in the prevention and improvement of issues such as Alzheimer's and dementia. Learn about the underlying causes of cognitive loss and how healthy oils, foods, and herbs can have a positive impact on brain health in this special webinar sponsored by the American Herbalists Guild. In the second part of the class Mimi will address common needs presented by the elder population in regards to herbal clinical practice.

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Field Botany for Herbalists

One-Day Class: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9am – 4pm

Taught by Lorna Mauny-Brodek. More info TBA

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Percolation and Advanced Medicine Making

One-Day Class: Thursday, September 24, 2015
9am – 4pm

Taught by Lorna Mauny-Brodek. More info TBA

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

Fee for the class is $85.

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Tree Medicine and Stories: A Woodland Ramble

woodland walks VAWINTER WALK: Date TBA, 10am – 12:30

SPRING WALK: Date TBA, 10am – 12:30

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

FALL WALK: Date TBA, 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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