Studies in Deep Herbal Wisdom
Explorations in Western Herbalism
132 Hours - Year Long Program
Now taking registration for the Summer Session beginning June 2nd!
Learn the ancient and modern traditions of herbal medicine. This class is open to anyone with an interest in learning the craft of herbalism to care for your health, and the health of your family, friends and community. Explorations in Western Herbalism offers students a strong foundation in herbal healthcare, basic nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices to promote and enhance wellbeing. No prior training, experience or pre-requisites are required.
This class blends the scientific with earth-based traditional wisdom, and balances indoor classroom time with exciting outdoor daylong herbal adventures. We've broken the class into "Seasons". Students may join during any Season. No matter when you begin your studies with us, completion of all 4 Seasons qualifies a student to perform self-care and family Herbalism.
Class generally meets the first and third Monday evenings of the month as well as one Sunday daylong adventure each month. (See exact dates outlined below). The modular nature of this program allows us to keep the price affordable, and offer discounts on many adjunct programs that cover areas of interest in more depth, such as: wildcrafting trips, studies in botany, flower essence practitioner training, mushroom forays, and basic nutrition. Students who complete the year-long core curriculum will receive instruction in:
- Body System Therapeutics
- Comprehensive Materia Medica
- Extensive Hands-on Medicine Making Techniques
- Basic Botany and Plant Identification
- Creating Deeper Connections with Nature and Ourselves
- Basic Flower Essence Training
- Natural Cosmetics
- Tending Our Permaculture Garden
- Wildcrafting Ethics and Techniques
- Medicinal Mushrooms and Wild Foods
Each season will include basic botany review and a discussion on plant families with a focus on learning to identify native medicinals. We'll discuss common illnesses and how to approach them holistically using herbs, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. There will also be plenty of hands-on medicine making including glycerites and alcohol extracts, syrups, herbal vinegars, liniments, oils, salves, and much more. Sundays are reserved for daylong herbal adventures such as herb walks, in-the-field medicine making, guest lecturers, as well as tending our peramculture native plant garden.This class will be taught by Cheryl Fromholzer, Catherine Abby Rich, and Jolie Lonner Egert. For more information, please call Cheryl at 415-524-8693 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING SESSION DATES:New Student Orientation: Sunday March 3rd
Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30pm: March 4th and 18th, April 1st, 15th and 29th, May 13th
Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm(ish): March 10th, April 14th, and May 19th
SUMMER SESSION DATES:New Student Orientation: Sunday June 2nd
Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30pm: June 3rd and 17th, July 1st and 15th, August 5th and 19th
Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm(ish): June 30th, July 7th and August 11th
Registration is now open for Summer session! Please sign up early to ensure you space.
AUTUMN SESSION DATES:New Student Orientation: Sunday September 8th
Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30pm: September 9th and 23rd, October 7th and 21st, November 4th and 18th
Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm(ish): September 15th, October 13th, and November 17th
WINTER SESSION DATES:New Student Orientation: Sunday December 1st
Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30pm: December 2nd and 16th, January 6th and 20th 2014, February 3rd and 17th 2014
Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm(ish): December 8th, January 12th 2014, and February 9th 2014
|COST:||$650 per Season, includes a non-refundable $100 deposit required to register |
Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
Pre-registration is required to hold your space. Class size is limited. Click the Sign-Up button to register.