Recognized as the oldest system of healing on the planet, herbal medicine traces its roots back to the earliest civilizations. Today, herbalism continues to flourish as a people's healing art. Even with the amazing technological advances of conventional medicine, herbalism — the art and science of healing with plants — is still widely popular. And its popularity is gaining, not waning. According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the world's population used some form of traditional medicine in 2008, and its rate of affordability, availability and accessibility is surging. -from Mother Earth News
This twenty-month 2016-2017 Herbal Apprenticeship Circle includes the following topics: basic principles in herbal and alternative healing; introduction to the Wise Woman Tradition of herbal medicine, including some western herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda as appropriate, including facial, tongue and pulse diagnostics; basic plant ID and harvesting; in-depth study of healing properties of approximately 45-50 medicinal botanicals; traditional and ethno-botanical history of herbal medicine; definitions and terminology; introduction to formulas; introduction to medicine making such as tinctures, vinegars and salves.
Dates: (Saturdays): 2016 Dates TBA
(Weather appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear recommended!)
Time: 10AM - 4PM (extended to 6 hours)
Location: TBA, includes visits to other local botanical sanctuaries.
Investment: See Payment Options above.
Apprenticeship Circle is limited to ten (10) students.
We will be outside, in the fields, working closely with the nature realm. Please contact Donna by email to register or with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.