FOUNDATION OF HERBAL MEDICINE

8 weekends of classroom, apothecary and outdoors learning  

Friday 2 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 9.30 am – 5.00 pm, Sunday 10 am – 1 pm    

15 hours total per weekend, 120 hours total for the series. Certificate of completion supplied.

Follows the seasons and introduces the body systems plus the most important herbs for common conditions. Learn medicine making and spend time in the apothecary gardens learning to recognize and harvest the herbs.

$2000 plus GST -  $1650 plus GST if you register and pay for all 8 classes by March 1st

Includes all supplies except vodka for making tinctures

March 31, April 1,2                 immune and respiratory

May 5, 6, 7                               skin and liver

June 2, 3, 4                              digestion

July 7, 8, 9                               nerves

July 28 , 29 , 30                       reproduction

August 18, 19, 20                     kidneys

September 29, 30, 31               cardiovascular

October 27, 28, 29                  musculoskeletal

·      Introduction to body system - fundamentals of anatomy and physiology

·      Botany for herbalists and plant identification

·      Harvesting and processing herbs

·      Safety of herbs and home health care

·      How herbs work as medicines

o   energetics, herbs for different constitutions and different seasons

o   phytochemistry and constituents

·      Medicine making and herbal pharmacy

·      Herbs in the kitchen – eating for health

Assignment – optional

certificate of distinction awarded to students who complete 120 hours of classroom studies and who complete the assignment

Harvest, process and make medicines from 5 different wild herbs

Write a monograph on each of the herbs (at least 500 words each)

Describe and discuss the process and what you learned from it in a 5 – 10 minute presentation to the class in October. Outline the specific challenges you encountered and how you resolved them, and how this will inform your herbal activities in the future.