Foundations of Herbal Medicine
October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23
10:00AM - 12:00PM
This four part series is a great way to begin or deepen your home herbal practice to improve the health and wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones. We will build a solid foundation through in-depth discussion, history and best practices, including hands-on formulation from plant to final product. You will take home an herbal product after each class made by you as well as resources, recipes, and the confidence to continue your home herbalism practice.
October 12: Introduction to Medicine Making
We’ll begin with a discussion on the history of herbal medicine, and explore our relationship to our well-being, and to our Earthly allies who can support our path to healing. We’ll cover the history of the world’s oldest solvent -- water, and the powerful medicine of infusions, decoctions and more.
Featuring: Lemon balm, Stinging Nettle, Spearmint, Chamomile (& More)
October 26: Herbal Vinegars, Honeys & Syrups
We’ll dig a little deeper into the history of herbal medicine, exploring vinegar and honey-based extraction and preservation techniques -- today’s class will also acknowledge Earth’s original medicine maker, the Honeybee.
Featuring: Lavender, Elderberry, Rosehip, Catnip (& More)
November 9: Herbal Topicals
We’ll journey through the wonders of oil infusions, salves, creams and baths and the comfort and joy herbal medicine can bring to our topical regimens. “Topical medicines good enough to eat!”
Featuring: Calendula, Comfrey, Yarrow, Pine (& More)
November 23: Herbal Tinctures & Glycerites
We’ll explore the world of herbal extracts with special attention to alcohol and glycerin extracts. We’ll consider fresh and dry plant medicines, folk and scientific extraction methods, bitters, cordials and elixirs, and much more.
Featuring: Passionflower, Reishi (Mushroom), Echinacea, Skullcap (& More)
Classes will be held in the Keyboard Art School of Music Garden - address to be given after registration.
Each class includes in-depth discussions on history and best-practices, as well as hands-on formulation from plant to final product.
You will take home an herbal product after each class made by you as well as confidence and insight to continue your home herbalism practice.
$50 for Individual Sessions
$175 for Series (preregistration required)
- Fee includes supplies.
Teacher Molly Jo Stanley