The Family/Community Herbalist: The Art of Medicine-Making

September 9 & 10, 2023

Discovery of the many facets of herbalism by focusing on the essential applications of using medicinal plants. We will learn from the plants that grow in our medicine wheel herb garden or the wildflower meadows and forest gardens. We will look at the healing plants from numerous angles, including botanical, therapeutic, energetic, historical and the sacred.

Each day will include hands-on medicinal preparations such as salves, oils and extracts. We will also discuss medicinal plant cultivation: seed gathering, harvesting, drying, preserving and ethical gardening. Includes samples of extracts and medicines made in class. This training promises to be a unique and intimate herbal experience!

Why buy herbal products when making your own is so simple and empowering?

Some of the possible topics:

  • Plant Identification
  • Foraging, Harvesting, Preserving
  • Herb Drying & Storage
  • Oil Infusions & Salve Making
  • Choosing your Menstruum: alcohol, vinegar, glycerin
  • Dry & Fresh Plant Tinctures
  • Fresh Juice Extracts
  • Making Your Own Herbal Remedies
  • The Art of Formulating Herbal Medicine
  • Medicine-Making from the simple to the complex
  • Herbal First-Aid Solutions
  • Case Studies

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the sun’s rays, the mother of all life.”  ~Thomas Edison

To Register

Date: September 9 – 10, 2023

Time: 9 am to 5 pm.

Cost: Early-bird $250 (2-weeks before the workshop)
Regular price is $300

Includes: all workshop materials, handouts & charts

It does not include taxes, accommodations or travel.