One-Day Classes

One-Day Classes in Herbalism Virginia 2018-01-06T20:14:06+00:00

The ART of FERMENTATION

March 31, 2018 @ 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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FIELD BOTANY for HERBALISTS

May 23 & May 24, 2018 @ 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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KITCHEN APOTHECARY ~ First Harvest

June 2, 2018 @ 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 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
feature_phytochemPhytochemistry 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…

HERB and PRESCRIPTION
DRUG INTERACTIONS

July 19, 2018 @ 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

Sept 19, 2018 @ 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

Sept 20, 2018 @ 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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