A FOUNDATIONAL HERBALISM COURSE
Designed to guide you in making herbal medicines with plants and fungi from the region where you live. This course aims to take you from curious to confidant in the realms of Bioregional Herbalism & Medicine Making. By course completion you will have stocked your cabinet with tea blends, tinctures, oxymels, balms, and more!
3 Tiers for 2022
+ self paced study
+ lifetime access to course content
+ 122 page course booklet
+ access to monthly 1:1 or group check ins
+ $375 or 5 payments of $75
+ full access to tier 1
+ five live virtual sessions June through September to go through the modules together as a class
+ full access to tiers 1 & 2
+ In person immersion at Suntrap HQ in Brooktondale NY from May 28th-29th. These are full days so please plan to arrive on the evening of Friday the 27th and leave on the morning of Monday the 30th.
+The in person immersion weekend will cover module 1 of the course and include plant and mushroom walks, time in the herb garden, discussion circles, herbal community building, and previews of all the products you will make throughout the course.
* ASL interpretation available upon request.
Bioregional Herbalism is a practice rooted in place. Instead of importing herbs from all around the globe, the bioregional herbalist enters into a sacred relationship with the landscape around them where they steward, coax, and harvest after observing, connecting, and paying reciprocity. Given the present environmental crisis, why would we pluck an herb from an environment we have no way of knowing is out of balance or not, wrap it up in plastic, and burn fossil fuels to have it delivered to our doorstep or the local shop? It seems convenience is the enemy of conservation.
The Medicine Making aspect of the course will guide you through five major solvents of the herbal apothecary - water, vinegar, honey, alcohol, and oil. By course completion you will have facilitated an herbal tea tasting, blended your own herbal tea blends, and know why I should really be saying "tisane". Your kitchen will be brimming with oxymels and you'll have tinctures steeping in the cabinets. You'll be subbing in your home & body care products for ones you make yourself with the gentle power of plants. In the bathroom your deeply soothing, handmade, plant based balms and creams will be proudly displayed.
The Materia Medica section of the course booklet covers 22 herbal plant profiles. 10 native plants, 6 abundantly available so-called invasive plants, and 6 plants that are easy to cultivate in gardens and I can’t imagine life without. This section was written in relation to the region where I live (Northeastern US / Haudenosaunee land) but the herbs included can be found in many environments. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to write your own plant profiles, the template I lay out in the course booklet will help you organize your research and hopefully teach you something about the herbs I work with.
Regular price $675.00 USDRegular priceUnit price per
Regular price $575.00 USDRegular priceUnit price per