HANDCRAFTED HERBALISM

MARCH 14-15, APRIL 4-5, MAY 2-3, JUNE 6-7, JULY 18-19, AUGUST 15-16, SEPTEMBER 12-13, OCTOBER 10-11 AND NOVEMBER 7-8 2020 FROM 10AM TO 4PM
$1795.00

CORE STAFF
TERRI JENSEN, COLLEEN BINGHAM SOLIS, JEN BREDESEN, TRINITY AVA, AUTUMN SUMMERS, BRYAN BOWEN AND GUEST TEACHERS
THIS BEGINNING COURSE TEACHES THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO BECOME CONFIDENT IN BASIC HERBAL PRACTICES. OUR TIME TOGETHER WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM, GARDEN, AND LAB LEARNING HOW TO MAKE AND USE A WIDE VARIETY OF HERBS AND HERBAL PREPARATIONS. LEARN HOW TO GATHER AND USE MEDICINAL PLANTS DURING GARDEN WALKS AND THE OFF-SITE SEAWEED HARVEST AND COASTAL HIKE. CLASSROOM TIME WILL FOCUS ON SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE REMEDIES FOR MOST COMMON AILMENTS. AT THE END OF THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE BEGINNINGS OF AN HERBAL MEDICINE CHEST AS WELL AS THE KNOWLEDGE TO EXPAND IT ON THEIR OWN.
MEDICINE-MAKING
CORRECT METHODS FOR DRYING AND STORING HERBS AS WELL AS 'HANDS ON' CLASSES IN THE SCIENCE OF PREPARING TINCTURES, OILS, GLYCERITES, INFUSIONS, SALVES, AND MORE. SEASONAL HERBALISM LEARN ABOUT COMMON AILMENTS FOR EACH SEASON AND HERBAL SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT HEALTHY TRANSITIONS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE COLDS AND FLUS, ALLERGIES, SPRAINS, STRAINS AND FIRST AID SKILLS.

MATERIA-MEDICA
A STUDY OF THE MEDICINAL USES OF PLANTS FOUND LOCALLY IN THE WILD AND IN THE GARDEN. WE WILL DISCUSS THE WAYS SPECIFIC HERBS AFFECT THE BODY AND THE ROLE OF HERBS IN PREVENTING AND TREATING ILLNESS. EACH MONTH STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN HERBS TO TAKE HOME AND EXPERIENCE DIRECTLY.

PLANT IDENTIFICATION & MEDICINAL PLANT GROWING
LEARN THE EMPOWERING ACT OF MEDICINAL PLANT CULTIVATION DEVELOPING HANDS ON SKILLS INCLUDING PROPAGATION, SOIL BUILDING AND SEED SAVING. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON HERBS THAT ARE EASILY GROWN IN THE GREATER BAY AREA.

**IT IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS TO TAKE BOTH HANDCRAFTED HERBALISM AS WELL AS OUR OTHER WEEKEND SERIES COURSE, BODY SYSTEMS. TOGETHER THEY PROVIDE A COMPLETE CURRICULUM. THEY MAY BE TAKEN OVER THE COURSE OF TWO YEARS OR AT THE SAME TIME. TOGETHER THESE TWO COURSES PROVIDE THE BEGINNING HERBALIST WITH A SOLID BACKGROUND WITH WHICH TO MOVE FORWARD WITHIN HERBALISM.