HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

MARCH 28 & 29 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH TERRI JENSEN

$210 (INCLUDES MATERIALS FEE)

WHY BUY HERBAL PRODUCTS WHEN IT’S SO SIMPLE AND EMPOWERING TO MAKE YOUR OWN? THIS HANDS-ON CLASS INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON HARVESTING, DRYING, PRESERVING AND PREPARING MEDICINAL PLANTS. LEARN HOW TO MAKE MEDICINAL TEAS, INFUSED OILS, SALVES, TINCTURES, VINEGARS, GLYCERITES AND MORE. WE’LL ALSO DISCUSS THE PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL HARVESTING. INCLUDES SAMPLES OF TINCTURES AND MEDICINES MADE IN CLASS. THIS CLASS IS CONSISTENTLY ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR CLASSES DO NOT HESITATE TO REGISTER.

WILD FOODS: SPRING

APRIL 9 2020

6PM-9PM

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$55

COME LEARN ABOUT THE ABUNDANT AND NUTRITIOUS SPRING WILD FOODS OF THE BAYAREA. OUR EVENING BEGINS IN THE CSHS GARDEN GETTING TO KNOW, IDENTIFY AND GATHERING FRESH SPRING GREENS. WE WILL BRING OUR HARVEST INTO THE KITCHEN TO COOK AND TASTE THE LOCAL BOUNTY OF NETTLES, CHICKWEED, MINER'S LETTUCE, MALLOW LEAVES, MILK THISTLE, WILD THREE-CORNERED LEEK AND MORE. LEARN HOW TO TO MAKE NOURISHING NETTLE WILD GREENS PESTO, MILK THISTLE LEAF SAUTE, PICKLED RADISH PODS AND MORE YUMMY TREATS.

THE MAGIC OF CREATING A KOSMIC KITCHEN

APRIL 25 2020

11AM-4PM

WITH SUMMER SIGLETARY AND SARAH KATE BENJAMIN

$110 (INCLUDES MEAL + SUPPLIES)

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN INTO A HEALING SANCTUARY, AND CREATE TASTY EVERYDAY RITUALS TO RESTORE THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SUPPORT OVERALL HEALTH.

THE KITCHEN HAS LONG BEEN THE HEART OF THE HOME AND A SANCTUARY FOR HERBALISTS AND COOKS ALIKE. IT IS A SPACE TO FEEL NOURISHED, CONNECTED AND INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC OF HEALING FOODS AND HERBS. THOUGH MOST OF US HAVE BUSY AND FULL LIVES, HAVING A FOUNDATION OF EVERYDAY HERBS AND RITUALS HELPS US TO FEEL LESS OVERWHELMED ABOUT NOURISHING OURSELVES AND OUR LOVED ONES. THROUGH THIS WORKSHOP, SARAH AND SUMMER WILL SHARE WITH YOU THE FOUNDATIONS FOR CREATING A HEALING KITCHEN, OR WHAT THEY LIKE TO CALL, A KOSMIC KITCHEN. TOGETHER, WITH OUR HEARTS AND HANDS, WE’LL CREATE AN HERBAL INFUSED MEAL AS WELL AS LEARN ABOUT:

KEY TOOLS TO CREATE A KOSMIC KITCHEN
• FEELING CONFIDENT USING RESTORATIVE HERBS + HERBAL ACTIONS
• KEY HERBAL PREPARATIONS THAT SAVE TIME AND REDUCE STRESS
• THE FOUR QUALITIES AND HOW THEY SHOW UP IN OUR BODY
• THE POWER OF THE SIX TASTES AND THEIR ACTIONS
• SELF CARE + NOURISHING FOOD RECIPES FOR THE SPRING SEASON

HERBAL FIRST AID FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

APRIL 26 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH JEN BREDESEN

$95

BECOME THE PERSON WHO CAN HANDLE SOME COMMON FIRST AID SITUATIONS. IN THIS HERBAL FIRST AID CLASS WE WILL ADDRESS TREATMENTS FOR MANY CONDITIONS THAT ARISE FOR ADULTS & KIDS, INCLUDING WOUND CARE, TICK BITES, BURNS, TRAUMA, BRUISES, POISON OAK AND CONTACT DERMATITIS, RASHES, ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS, & DIGESTIVE ISSUES. WE WILL COVER THE ESSENTIALS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN HERBAL FIRST AID KIT FOR HOME AND FOR TRAVEL.

HANDMADE HERBAL BODY CARE

MAY 9 & JUNE 7 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH COLLEEN BINGHAM SOLIS

$250

DON'T MISS THIS COURSE! THIS CLASS WAS SO POPULAR IN 2019 WE HAVE DOUBLED THE LENGTH IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AND COVER MORE PRODUCT POSSIBILITIES!

THIS TWO DAY HERBAL BODY CARE INTENSIVE WILL COVER THE TOPICS OF HERBAL HAIR CARE, TOOTH CARE, AND DEODORANT. WE WILL FOCUS ON FORMULATION CONCEPTS, AND INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT GOALS FOR BEST FUNCTIONALITY, WHILE ALSO DISCUSSING THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THESE AREAS OF THE BODY, HOW THE PRODUCTS WE USE CAN HELP OR HINDER OUR BODY'S NATURAL PROCESSES, AND HERBAL ALLIES BEST SUITED TO SUPPORT VIBRANT HEALTH. EVERYONE WILL LEAVE WITH A PLETHORA OF HELPFUL TIPS, RECIPES TO REPLICATE AT HOME, AND TRAVEL SIZED SAMPLES OF EVERYTHING WE MAKE! PRODUCTS TO BE DISCUSSED AND DEMONSTRATED: HAIR SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, AND RINSES, TOOTHPASTE AND MOUTHWASH, AND SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE DEODORANTS WITH LOVELY NATURAL SCENTS! **THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE OVER TWO DIFFERENT MONTHS. THIS ALLOWS FOR YOU TO GO HOME AND WORK WITH THE PRODUCTS MADE IN THE FIRST CLASS AND COME BACK WITH QUESTIONS!

HERBAL GELS: HOW TO USE AND PREPARE THESE VERSATILE MEDIUMS IN YOUR MEDICINES

MAY 21 2020

6PM-9PM

WITH COLLEEN BINGHAM SOLIS

$45

DON'T MISS THIS CLASS! LEARN THE MANY VIRTUES OF HYDROCOLLOIDS: SUBSTANCES THAT FORM GELS IN THE PRESENCE OF WATER. WE WILL DISCUSS HOW TO UTILIZE THESE FUN AND ACCESSIBLE INGREDIENTS, AND PAIR THEM WITH YOUR HERBAL MEDICINES TO CREATE A VARIETY OF TOPICAL PREPARATIONS. THERE WILL BE DEMONSTRATIONS OF HOW TO MAKE A TOPICAL PAIN GEL AND A FACIAL SERUM, ONE WATER BASED AND ONE WATER & OIL BASED; EACH STUDENT WILL GET SAMPLES OF EACH PRODUCT TO TAKE HOME!

HERBAL SKIN CARE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

MAY 30 & 31 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH TRINITY AVA

$230 (INCLUDES MATERIALS FEE)

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND CREATING YOUR OWN CUSTOM DESIGNED HERBAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. WE WILL CREATE A HOME SPA EXPERIENCE MAKING LUXURIOUS AND NOURISHING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. LEARN ADVANCED FORMULATION STRATEGIES FOR NATURAL PRESERVATION SYSTEMS OF CREAMS, LOTIONS, TONERS, MASKS AND MORE. WE WILL ADDRESS COMMON SKIN ISSUES FROM DANDRUFF, ECZEMA, ACNE, SCARS, AND AGING. THIS CLASS IS GEARED TOWARDS ALL LEVELS OF STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE MOVING TOWARDS THE CLINICAL SETTING, OR ALREADY IN PRACTICE. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE WITH ABUNDANT SAMPLES AND FORMULATION STRATEGIES FOR CREATING INCREDIBLE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS AT HOME FOR CLIENTS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY. EACH DAY WE WILL DIVIDE OUR TIME BETWEEN LECTURE AND HANDS ON CREATION OF OUR HERBAL PRODUCTS.

21ST CENTURY HERBAL SKIN CARE IS INTENDED TO OFFER AN EXPLORATION OF TIME TESTED HERBAL WISDOM MERGED WITH MODERN KNOWLEDGE OF ESSENTIAL OILS, HYDROSOLS, INFUSED OILS, AND GLOBALLY RENOWNED OILS SUCH AS TAMANU AND NEEM OIL. WE WILL DEMYSTIFY SOME CURRENT SKIN CARE TRENDS; LEARN ABOUT BENEFICIAL HERBAL SKIN FOOD, AND THE BENEFITS OF FEEDING THE SKIN. WE WILL DISCUSS SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TOPICAL PROTOCOLS FOR OCCASIONAL ACNE, DANDRUFF, LICE, AND SCAR TISSUE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS AND INFUSED OILS.

WE WILL SPEND PART OF OUR TIME TOGETHER CREATING DELICIOUS AND SKIN NOURISHING HERBAL TREATS. WE WILL MAKE AND APPLY A VARIETY OF SKIN FOOD DURING CLASS INCLUDING; CLAY FACIAL MASKS WITH HYDROSOL, COOLING HERBAL BODY PASTE, SOOTHING FACIAL SERUMS, DECADENT FACIAL AND BODY CREAMS, ENLIGHTENING HAIR OILS AND MORE. THIS HAS BECOME OUR SINGLE MOST POPULAR COURSE, DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER!

GROWING MEDICINAL HERBS FOR BEGINNERS

MAY 31 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$90

COME LEARN HOW TO GROW MEDICINAL PLANTS FROM SEED, CUTTINGS, AND DIVISIONS IN THE GARDEN. THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR THE BEGINNING GARDENER. WE WILL TALK ABOUT HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL PROPAGATING MEDICINAL HERBS IN THE BAY AREA. WE WILL USE THE 350 SPECIES OF PLANTS IN THE CSHS GARDEN AS OUR TEACHERS, SEEING WHERE THEY THRIVE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO GROW THEM SUCCESSFULLY. YOU WILL GO HOME WITH CUTTINGS AND SEEDS TO GROW IN YOUR OWN GARDEN.

SEAWEED FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE

JUNE 5 & JUNE 6 2020

6:30PM-9PM (CLASS) & 6:30AM-8:30AM (FIELD TRIP)

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$85

FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT, SEAWEEDS HAVE BEEN USED BY COASTAL PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD TO NOURISH THEMSELVES AND THEIR GARDENS, AS WELL AS TO TREAT DISEASE. THE SONOMA COAST IS INCREDIBLY RICH IN SEAWEEDS THAT CAN BE USED AS FOOD AND MEDICINE. LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY, USE AND SUSTAINABLY HARVEST THIS ABUNDANT AND SAFE RESOURCE. WE HAVE RECEIVED QUESTIONS ABOUT RADIATION CONCERNS AND LOCAL SEAWEEDS. WEST COAST SEAWEEDS HAVE TESTED CLEAR OF RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA. WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THIS LOCAL RESOURCE AND WILL SHARE INFORMATION IN THE CLASS REGARDING THIS CONCERN. EVENING CLASS WILL BE AT CSHS. MAPS WILL BE GIVEN OUT FOR MORNING FIELD TRIP LOCATION DURING THE EVENING CLASS. FIELD TRIP LOCATION IS 40 MINUTES FROM CSHS CAMPUS. CAMPING AT CSHS IS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR EARLY MORNING HARVEST!

LIVE DISTILLATION: ESSENTIAL OILS, HYDROSOLS, AND SKIN FOODS

JUNE 20 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH TRINITY AVA

$110

JOIN US FOR A HANDS ON DAY OF CREATING AROMATIC AND SENSORY BLISS. THE WORLD OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND “AROMATHERAPY” ARE AN OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD ASPECT OF HERBALISM. WE WILL OFFER LIVE DISTILLATION CREATING OUR OWN FRESH HYDROSOLS AND ESSENTIAL OIL TO BE MERGED INTO A THERAPEUTIC AND ACTIVE HAND MADE CREAM, RICH WITH SKIN FRIENDLY ESSENTIAL OILS. WE WILL CREATE A CLEAR SAFETY GUIDE FOR APPROPRIATE USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. WE WILL DISCUSS FORMULATION STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE INTEGRATION OF ESSENTIAL OILS WITH WHOLE PLANT MEDICINE TO SUPPORT DAILY WELLNESS WITH HERBAL MEDICINE. YOU WILL LEAVE WITH A POWERFUL SELF CARE KIT PREPARED TO FEEL INCREDIBLE AND AROMATIC. PRODUCTS TO BE MADE: HERBAL AND AROMATIC CREAMS, SALVE, HYDROSOL AND ESSENTIAL OIL.

HERBAL SOAP MAKING

JUNE 27 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH COLLEEN BINGHAM SOLIS

$110

THIS BEGINNERS COURSE WILL FOCUS ON COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING, USING SODIUM HYDROXIDE (LYE), BLENDED WITH WATER, AND ORGANIC OILS TO MAKE SOAP! THIS HANDS-ON COURSE IS REALLY THE BEST AND SAFEST WAY TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY AS A SOAP MAKER, AS WORKING WITH CAUSTIC SUBSTANCES LIKE LYE CAN BE INTIMIDATING (AND DANGEROUS) FOR THE NOVICE. WE WILL EXPLORE THE BASICS OF PREPARING YOUR WORK AREA, CREATING A FORMULA AND THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS OF BLENDING YOUR INGREDIENTS - PLUS WE WILL DISCUSS ONLINE TOOLS FOR GETTING THE BEST RESULTS! IF TIME PERMITS, WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROCESS FOR MAKING LIQUID HAND SOAPS SCENTED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS. EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET CREATIVE WITH SOME HERBAL GARNISHES & COLORANTS, PLAY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING AND LEAVE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF SOAP TO CURE, CUT AND ENJOY.

NATIVE BEES AND HERBAL GARDENS

JUNE 28 2020

10AM-1PM

WITH JAIME PAWELEK

$45

DID YOU KNOW THAT CALIFORNIA IS HOME TO ROUGHLY 1,600 SPECIES OF NATIVE BEES?! WHILE MOST PEOPLE CAN RECOGNIZE A HONEY BEE AND PERHAPS A BUMBLE BEE, FEW ARE AWARE THAT SO MANY OTHER TYPES ARE POLLINATING OUR NATIVE, ORNAMENTAL, AND AGRICULTURAL PLANTS. COME LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE POLLINATORS, THEIR BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, INCLUDING INFO ON THEIR LIFECYCLE AND NESTING NEEDS. YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THE MOST COMMON NATIVE BEES VISITING MEDICINAL HERB GARDENS DURING EACH SEASON, AS WELL AS THEIR VERY FAVORITE PLANTS. JAIME WILL PROVIDE INFO ON HOW TO START YOUR OWN BEE GARDEN, OR MODIFY YOUR EXISTING GARDEN, TO ENCOURAGE THESE VALUABLE POLLINATORS TO VISIT YOUR OWN HOME HABITAT. AFTER THE LECTURE, WE WILL TOUR THE CSHS GARDENS IN SEARCH OF NATIVE BEES. WE'LL BE ABLE TO OBSERVE THESE POLLINATORS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE UNIQUE INTERACTIONS TAKING PLACE.

MEDICINE SHOW AND HERBAL BAZAAR

JULY 2 2020

4PM-7PM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE 2020 ROOTS OF HERBALISM STUDENTS OF CSHS

FREE

THIS GALA EVENT PRESENTS THE CULMINATION OF A SEMESTER'S WORTH OF MEDICINE MAKING AND HERBAL ENDEAVORS BY OUR FULL-TIME STUDENTS. COME AND TASTE HERBAL TEAS, TINCTURES, ELIXIRS AND FOODS. MEET THE STAFF AND STUDENTS AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT WE DO HERE. PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! THIS EVENT IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HERBALISM TO CHECK OUT WHAT SOME OF THE POSSIBILITIES ARE!
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HERBAL KIDS SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 7-10 SESSION 1

JULY 6 - 10 2020

9AM-1PM

WITH JACKIE DAVEY AND KARA DAVEY

$295 (LIMITED TO 16 CHILDREN)

WE OFFER THREE WEEKS OF HERBAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN. EACH WEEK WE COVER DIFFERENT HERBS AND MAKE DIFFERENT HERBAL MEDICINES AND HERBAL CRAFTS. MANY CHILDREN ENJOY MULTIPLE WEEKS OF OUR CAMPS.

THIS IS A WEEK-LONG CAMP FOR KIDS AGES 7-10 INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT AND INTERACTING WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS. EACH DAY THE KIDS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CRAFT PROJECT BASED ON DIFFERENT MEDICINAL HERBS. WE WILL MAKE MEDICINES, COOK YUMMY SNACKS, AND GET OUR HANDS DIRTY IN THE SPECTACULAR CSHS HERB GARDEN. SOME OF THE FUN WILL INCLUDE: HERBAL EYE PILLOWS, SALVES, SYRUPS, SALTS, LAVENDER POPSICLES, HERBAL LOLLIPOPS, HARVESTING, GARLANDS, AND EACH KID WILL GO HOME WITH THEIR VERY OWN POTTED MEDICINAL PLANT! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! THESE CAMPS HAD A LONG WAIT LIST LAST YEAR- SIGN UP EARLY TO SECURE A SPACE.

JACKIE DAVEY HAS OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CHILDREN. JACKIE HAS A BUSY POSTPARTUM DOULA PRACTICE, BIRTH REALM AND MORE RECENTLY IS AN EDUCATOR FOR DOULA TRAININGS INTERNATIONAL. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES IN 2009 AND CONTINUES TO EXPLORE HER LOVE OF PLANTS CO TEACHING IN THE CSHS SCHOOL GARDEN. KARA DAVEY BRINGS WITH HER A BACKGROUND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH A FOCUS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS. SHE RECENTLY MOVED FROM VENICE, CA WHERE SHE TAUGHT BOTH GROUP AND PRIVATE ART CLASSES TO KIDS. CURRENTLY, KARA IS TEACHING AT WIGWAM PRESCHOOL IN SEBASTOPOL, AND CAST AWAY & FOLK, IN SANTA ROSA.

HERBAL KIDS SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 7-10 SESSION 2

JULY 13 - 17 2020

9AM-1PM

WITH SORREL ALLEN AND KARA DAVEY

$295 (LIMITED TO 16 CHILDREN)

THIS IS A WEEK-LONG CAMP FOR KIDS AGES 7-10 INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT AND INTERACTING WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS. EACH DAY THE KIDS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CRAFT PROJECT BASED ON DIFFERENT MEDICINAL HERBS. WE WILL MAKE MEDICINES, COOK YUMMY SNACKS, AND GET OUR HANDS DIRTY IN THE SPECTACULAR CSHS HERB GARDEN. SOME OF THE FUN WILL INCLUDE: HERBAL EYE PILLOWS, SALVES, SYRUPS, SALTS, LAVENDER POPSICLES, HERBAL LOLLIPOPS, HARVESTING, GARLANDS, AND EACH KID WILL GO HOME WITH THEIR VERY OWN POTTED MEDICINAL PLANT! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! THESE CAMPS HAD A LONG WAIT LIST LAST YEAR- SIGN UP EARLY TO SECURE A SPACE.

SORREL ALLEN IS A NATURALIST, HERBAL MAMA, SCIENCE EDUCATOR, FARMER & BEE KEEPER. SHE HAS BEEN TEACHING CHILDREN IN NATURAL SETTINGS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SINCE 2004. PRESENTLY SHE GROWS FOOD AND PLANT MEDICINE FOR FOLKS WITH SERIOUS ILLNESSES AT FOOD FOR THOUGHT GARDENS IN FORESTVILLE AND TEACHES AT WIGWAM PRESCHOOL. SHE SHARES HER LOVE OF PLANTS, PLANT MEDICINE, AND NATURE CRAFTING WITH HER TWO MAGICAL CHILDREN AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SORREL GRADUATED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES IN 2012.

KARA DAVEY BRINGS WITH HER A BACKGROUND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH A FOCUS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS. SHE RECENTLY MOVED FROM VENICE, CA WHERE SHE TAUGHT BOTH GROUP AND PRIVATE ART CLASSES TO KIDS. CURRENTLY, KARA IS TEACHING AT WIGWAM PRESCHOOL IN SEBASTOPOL, AND CAST AWAY & FOLK, IN SANTA ROSA.

HERBAL KIDS SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 7-10 SESSION 3

AUGUST 10 - 14 2020

9AM-1PM

WITH COURTNEY FISCHER AND KARA DAVEY

$295 (LIMITED TO 16 CHILDREN)

THIS IS A WEEK-LONG CAMP FOR KIDS AGES 7-10 INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT AND INTERACTING WITH MEDICINAL PLANTS. EACH DAY THE KIDS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CRAFT PROJECT BASED ON DIFFERENT MEDICINAL HERBS. WE WILL MAKE MEDICINES, COOK YUMMY SNACKS, AND GET OUR HANDS DIRTY IN THE SPECTACULAR CSHS HERB GARDEN. SOME OF THE FUN WILL INCLUDE: HERBAL EYE PILLOWS, SALVES, SYRUPS, SALTS, LAVENDER POPSICLES, HERBAL LOLLIPOPS, HARVESTING, GARLANDS, AND EACH KID WILL GO HOME WITH THEIR VERY OWN POTTED MEDICINAL PLANT! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! THESE CAMPS HAD A LONG WAIT LIST LAST YEAR- SIGN UP EARLY TO SECURE A SPACE.

COURTNEY FISCHER HERBALIST, MS, CNS COURTNEY FINDS PLANTS AND THEIR MEDICINE TO BE INTRIGUING AS WELL AS OFFERING A MEANINGFUL CONNECTION TO THE EARTH AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE. MANY YEARS AGO SHE WAS FIRST INSPIRED BY THE MEDICINAL PLANTS IN HER OWN BACKYARD, IN AWE THAT THEY NOT ONLY HAD THE ABILITY TO ROUSE VARIOUS HELPFUL EFFECTS WITHIN HER WHEN CONSUMED BUT THAT THIS MEDICINE WAS ALSO SO ACCESSIBLE—SHE HAS BEEN INQUISITIVELY LEARNING ABOUT PLANTS, THE HUMAN BODY/MIND, AND HEALING EVER SINCE. SHE BEGAN HER HERBAL STUDIES AT MOTHERLAND BOTANICAL SANCTUARY AND CSHS, AND THEN WENT ON TO RECEIVE HER MASTERS IN HERBAL MEDICINE FROM MARYLAND UNIVERSITY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH.

KARA DAVEY BRINGS WITH HER A BACKGROUND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH A FOCUS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS. SHE RECENTLY MOVED FROM VENICE, CA WHERE SHE TAUGHT BOTH GROUP AND PRIVATE ART CLASSES TO KIDS. CURRENTLY, KARA IS TEACHING AT WIGWAM PRESCHOOL IN SEBASTOPOL, AND CAST AWAY & FOLK, IN SANTA ROSA.

HERBAL MEDICINE FOR ORAL HEALTH: TEETH AND GUMS

SEPTEMBER 21 2020

6:30PM-8:30PM

WITH 7SONG

$30

TOOTH AND GUM DISEASE ARE COMMON PROBLEMS. THEY INCLUDE TOOTHACHES, AND GINGIVITIS (INFLAMMATION OF THE GUMS), BAD BREATH AND GUM RECESSION. THERE ARE MANY WAYS THAT HERBS AND LIFESTYLE CAN IMPROVE YOUR ORAL HEALTH AND THEREFORE YOUR OVERALL HEALTH AS WELL. THIS CLASS WILL FOCUS ON SOME OF THE HERBS THAT CAN HELP REDUCE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION IN THESE AREAS AS WELL AS INCREASE ORAL HEALTH.

WILD EDIBLES: FALL

SEPTEMBER 24 2020

6PM-9PM

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$55

COME LEARN ABOUT THE ABUNDANT AND NOURISHING FOODS OF FALL. OUR EVENING BEGINS OUTSIDE ON THE CSHS CAMPUS GETTING TO KNOW AND IDENTIFY THESE EDIBLE PLANTS. NEXT WE HEAD INTO THE KITCHEN TO COOK AND TASTE THE LOCAL BOUNTY - INCLUDING AN ACORN SAVORY DIP, ROASTED BAY NUTS TREATS, CATTAIL POLLEN FLAVORED PANCAKES AND MORE.

ADVANCED MEDICINE MAKING

SEPTEMBER 26 & 27 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH TERRI JENSEN

$210 (INCLUDES MATERIALS FEE)

THIS CLASS IS GEARED FOR THE HERBAL STUDENT AND PRACTITIONER WHO HAS BASIC MEDICINE MAKING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. IN THIS TWO DAY COURSE WE WILL COVER THE PERCOLATION METHOD, WHICH CAN YIELD VERY POTENT LIQUID EXTRACTS IN JUST 24 - 48 HOURS, INSTEAD OF THE USUAL TWO WEEKS. WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS HOW TO DRAW OUT PARTICULAR PLANT CONSTITUENTS TO CREATE THE STRONGEST MEDICINES, WHICH MENSTRUUM TO USE FOR PARTICULAR PLANTS AND HOW TO TEST YOUR RESULTS. COMPLETION OF OUR BASIC MEDICINE MAKING WEEKEND OR MORE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

HERBAL SKIN CARE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - FALL SESSION

OCTOBER 3 & 4 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH TRINITY AVA

$230 (INCLUDES MATERIALS FEE)

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND CREATING YOUR OWN CUSTOM DESIGNED HERBAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. WE WILL CREATE A HOME SPA EXPERIENCE MAKING LUXURIOUS AND NOURISHING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. LEARN ADVANCED FORMULATION STRATEGIES FOR NATURAL PRESERVATION SYSTEMS OF CREAMS, LOTIONS, TONERS, MASKS AND MORE. WE WILL ADDRESS COMMON SKIN ISSUES FROM DANDRUFF, ECZEMA, ACNE, SCARS, AND AGING. THIS CLASS IS GEARED TOWARDS ALL LEVELS OF STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE MOVING TOWARDS THE CLINICAL SETTING, OR ALREADY IN PRACTICE. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE WITH ABUNDANT SAMPLES AND FORMULATION STRATEGIES FOR CREATING INCREDIBLE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS AT HOME FOR CLIENTS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY. EACH DAY WE WILL DIVIDE OUR TIME BETWEEN LECTURE AND HANDS ON CREATION OF OUR HERBAL PRODUCTS.

21ST CENTURY HERBAL SKIN CARE IS INTENDED TO OFFER AN EXPLORATION OF TIME TESTED HERBAL WISDOM MERGED WITH MODERN KNOWLEDGE OF ESSENTIAL OILS, HYDROSOLS, INFUSED OILS, AND GLOBALLY RENOWNED OILS SUCH AS TAMANU AND NEEM OIL. WE WILL DEMYSTIFY SOME CURRENT SKIN CARE TRENDS; LEARN ABOUT BENEFICIAL HERBAL SKIN FOOD, AND THE BENEFITS OF FEEDING THE SKIN. WE WILL DISCUSS SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TOPICAL PROTOCOLS FOR OCCASIONAL ACNE, DANDRUFF, LICE, AND SCAR TISSUE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS AND INFUSED OILS.

WE WILL SPEND PART OF OUR TIME TOGETHER CREATING DELICIOUS AND SKIN NOURISHING HERBAL TREATS. WE WILL MAKE AND APPLY A VARIETY OF SKIN FOOD DURING CLASS INCLUDING; CLAY FACIAL MASKS WITH HYDROSOL, COOLING HERBAL BODY PASTE, SOOTHING FACIAL SERUMS, DECADENT FACIAL AND BODY CREAMS,ENLIGHTENING HAIR OILS AND MORE. THIS HAS BECOME OUR MOST POPULAR COURSE, DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER!

TRADITIONAL HERBAL ALLIES FOR WOMEN ~ FOR ALL PHASES OF OUR LIVES

OCTOBER 24 & 25 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH BRITTANY GELINAS

$235

JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND OF EXPANDING YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE AND SKILL SET OF TRADITIONAL AND CEREMONIAL PLANT MEDICINE PREPARATIONS FOR WOMEN THROUGHOUT ALL PHASES OF LIFE, PARTICULARLY MENSES, CONCEPTION AND MENOPAUSE. WE WILL ALSO EXPLORE MEDICINAL PLANT ALLIES FOR USE IN LIFELONG SELF-CARE AND PARTICULARLY FOR RECOVERING FROM ABUSE.

SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL WOMEN HAVE GATHERED TOGETHER IN CIRCLES TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHARE THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS PAST IN REGARDS TO THE PLANT NATIONS AND HOW TO BUILD A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. HOLISTIC WELL WOMAN CARE IS INSEPARABLE FROM HERBALISM AND TRADITIONAL ANCESTRAL PRACTICES, AND THROUGH THIS TWO DAY WORKSHOP WE WILL EXPLORE AND GAIN INVALUABLE TOOLS WHICH WILL SERVE TO EXALT OURSELVES AS WELL AS OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITIES OF WOMEN.

THE CURRICULUM OF THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
- LEARNING ABOUT TRADITIONAL PLANT ALLIES FOR ALL PHASES OF A WOMAN’S LIFE.
- PREPARING WELLNESS REMEDIES IN A TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS MANNER.
- PRACTICING TRADITIONAL UTERINE AND ABDOMINAL MASSAGE.
- EXPERIENCING TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES AND RITES OF PASSAGE FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES.

*** ALL TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS PLANT MEDICINE PREPARATIONS WHICH ARE SHARED THROUGH BRITTANY'S TEACHING IN THIS WORKSHOP ARE COMMON TO MANY CULTURES ON ALL HABITABLE CONTINENTS AND HAVE NOT BEEN APPROPRIATED FROM SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES OF PEOPLE. ANY MEDICINE SONGS SHARED DURING THIS WORKSHOP HAVE EITHER BEEN WRITTEN BY BRITTANY OR ARE GLADLY OFFERED AS MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE ORIGINATOR.

HARVESTING MEDICINAL ROOTS

NOVEMBER 7 2020

9:30AM-2:30PM

WITH BRYAN BOWEN AND AUTUMN SUMMERS

$80

FALL IS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TO HARVEST THE ROOTS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS. COME TO THE CSHS GARDEN AND LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY HARVEST AND PROCESS HERBAL ROOTS FOR THE OPTIMAL MEDICINAL PROPERTIES. CLASS INCLUDES HANDS HARVESTING OF ECHINACEA, COMFREY, ELECAMPANE, BURDOCK AND MORE. AFTER HARVESTING WE WILL DISCUSS SOME OF THE WAYS TO UTILIZE THESE FRESH ROOTS FOR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS.

HERBAL FAIR AND MARKET

NOVEMBER 19 2020

2PM-7PM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY 2020 INTERMEDIATE COMMUNITY HERBALIST STUDENTS
LOCATION - SEBASTOPOL MASONIC CENTER
373 N. MAIN STREET, SEBASTOPOL


FREE

THIS FAIR AND MARKET IS THE CULMINATION OF TWO YEARS OF STUDY AT THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES FOR OUR INTERMEDIATE COMMUNITY HERBALIST STUDENTS. COME EXPERIENCE HERBAL MEDICINE--TEAS, TINCTURES, VINEGARS, SKIN CARE, BATH AND BEAUTY, FOOD AS MEDICINE, FERMENTS AND HERBAL MEDICINES FOR ALL PEOPLE. MANY OF THESE PRODUCTS WILL BE FOR SALE. COME LEARN SOMETHING--EACH OF OUR STUDENTS WILL PRESENT THEIR FINAL PROJECTS FROM THE YEAR. THESE SUBJECTS RANGE FROM SELF CARE, ZINES, COMMUNITY PROJECTS, HERBAL BUSINESSES, CLINICAL WORK AND MORE. EACH STUDENT BRINGS A UNIQUE FOCUS TO THEIR PATH OF HERBALISM. COME SUPPORT THESE STUDENTS, GET INSPIRED, LEARN SOMETHING AND INVEST IN HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS.

THE MAGIC AND SCIENCE OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

NOVEMBER 21 2020

10AM-4PM

WITH KAREN AGUIAR

$95

MUSHROOMS CAN BE IMPORTANT MEDICINES IN EVERYBODY’S APOTHECARY. THIS COURSE FOCUSES ON UNDERSTANDING THE USES OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS AND DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN DIFFERENT SPECIES, SUCH AS REISHI, CHAGA, TURKEY TAILS, MAITAKE, AND BEYOND, FOR THE APOTHECARY OR HOME USE. WE WILL COVER THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF USING MUSHROOMS IN MEDICINE AND IN THE KITCHEN, AS WELL AS HOW TO PREPARE THESE UNIQUE MUSHROOMS TO CREATE THE MOST POTENT AND EFFECTIVE MEDICINES POSSIBLE.TAUGHT BY KAREN AGUIAR, A PROFESSIONAL MEDICINE MAKER WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE, PARTICULARLY WITH MUSHROOMS, THIS THOROUGH COURSE PROMISES TO BE BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND FUN!

HERBAL HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING

DECEMBER 5 2020

10AM-3PM

WITH TRINITY AVA & AUTUMN SUMMERS

$100

HANDMADE HOLIDAY GIFTS ARE A VALUED TREASURE! CREATE HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH UNIQUE AND INSPIRING HAND CRAFTED HERBALLY BASED GIFTS. LEARN HOW TO CREATE DECADENT AND COST EFFECTIVE GIFTS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY THAT WILL HAVE THEM BEGGING YOU TO MAKE MORE YEAR AFTER YEAR! YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO MAKE: INFUSED OILS, HEALING SALVE AND LIP BALM, NOURISHING SKIN CREAM, BATH SALTS, HERBAL HONEYS AND MORE. EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE RECIPES AND SAMPLES OF WHAT WE MAKE DURING CLASS. COME JOIN US IN THE CSHS CLASSROOM FOR A DAY OF INSPIRATION AND FUN!

WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOM ID AND FORAY

DECEMBER 11 & 12 2020

6:30PM-9PM (CLASS) & 10AM-3:00PM (FIELD TRIP)

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$80

DURING THE FRIDAY EVENING LECTURE YOU WILL LEARN THE BASICS OF MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION AND GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING AND HARVESTING LOCAL FUNGI. ON OUR EXCURSION INTO THE WOODS THE NEXT DAY WE WILL PUT INTO PRACTICE HOW TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY AND ETHICALLY GATHER THE DELICIOUS EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS THAT FLOURISH ON THE SONOMA COAST AND THE GREATER BAY AREA. DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS THESE MAY INCLUDE CHANTERELLES, RUSSULA, TURKEY TAILS AND MORE... LOCATION OF FIELD TRIP TO BE DECIDED DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS THE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS.

HERBAL HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING

DECEMBER 12 2020

11AM-2PM

WITH HEDDA BRORSTROM

$40

LEARN HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE EVERGREEN HOLIDAY WREATHS. JOIN HEDDA BRORSTROM OF FULL BLOOM FLOWER FARM FOR A FUN, EDUCATIONAL, AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCE. WE WILL FOCUS ON THE MECHANICS OF WREATH MAKING AND LEARN ABOUT LOCAL, SEASONAL INGREDIENTS AS STUDENTS FASHION LICHENS, SUCCULENTS, BERRIES, EUCALYPTUS AND EVERGREENS INTO WONDERFUL WREATHS. CRAFTING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR COLLECTIVE HISTORY AND WREATH MAKING LETS US SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE WINTER SEASON AS WE BEGIN TO FORAGE AND COLLECT AND PRESERVE OUR YEAR'S HARVESTS. CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE WARM AND COZY BARN AT THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES. PLEASE JOIN US!

PAST WORKSHOPS

WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOM ID AND FORAY

JANUARY 3 & 4 2020

6:30PM-9PM (CLASS) & 10AM-3PM (FIELD TRIP)

WITH AUTUMN SUMMERS

$80

DURING THE FRIDAY EVENING LECTURE YOU WILL LEARN THE BASICS OF MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION AND GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING AND HARVESTING LOCAL FUNGI. ON OUR EXCURSION INTO THE WOODS THE NEXT DAY WE WILL PUT INTO PRACTICE HOW TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY AND ETHICALLY GATHER THE DELICIOUS EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS THAT FLOURISH ON THE SONOMA COAST AND THE GREATER BAY AREA. DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS THESE MAY INCLUDE CHANTERELLES, RUSSULA, TURKEY TAILS AND MORE... LOCATION OF FIELD TRIP TO BE DECIDED DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS THE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS.