June 6th, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am
Herbal First Aid for Babies and Children
It is always good to have first aid supplies on hand- especially when babies and kids are around!From the scrapes, bumps and bruises of childhood to keeping baby's skin happy, this class will help you learn how to create and use an herbal first aid kit. Childcare provided!
June 21st, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00
Supporting Stress Relief, Relaxation and Sleep on the Summer Solstice the Wise Woman Way
Using the Wise Woman modality for promoting health and wholeness, students will learn about several different nourishing, tonic, and sedating herbs that can support a healthy stress response, promote relaxation and nurture restorative sleep. Students will learn indications, uses, contraindications and how to make simple and effective herbal extracts at home. Many of the plants can be grown in a home garden, sourced locally or purchased in their dried form or as extracts. Samples and a handout will be included.
July 22nd, 2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Basic Herbal Preparations - Tinctures
Tinctures, specifically alcohol and glycerin extracts are a great way to concentrate and preserve your fresh plant medicinal herbs for year round use. They are portable and are effective at the smallest dose of any herbal extract.
Learn how to make both alcohol and glycerin extracts for both fresh and dried plant tinctures, using two different methods - the Folk Method and the Weight to Volume Method. Students will have hands-on experience with making both preparations from start to finish.
After this class, students should be confident in selecting and researching a plant for extract as a tincture, competence in both methods for making the tincture and assessing the final product for quality and potency.