Classes

2018-19 Class Offerings

Any of the below classes can be requested in your town or can be hosted at my downtown location of my lovely apothecary and healing office. Give thanks for off street parking!  (Additonal details upon class signup or per class request).  I also cater to your class needs for your small group, bridal party, girl’s weekend, children’s get together and more.  Please inquire for a complete list of offerings.

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SHAKER HERBS, ROOTS, BARKS AND LORE
November 3-November 9  2019
John C. Campbell Folk School

The Shakers’ , considered to be among some of the first herbalists, were likely interested in herbalism because of their desire to be self reliant and remain close to the natural world, learning from experience and the Native Americans” wisdom about the native plants around them.   Come enjoy a week of learning the uses and lore of many of the plants the Shakers used, while also making many wild harvested and garden grown products, foods, teas, herbades and even Switchel, a traditional Shaker herbal beverage.  You will leave with your own new wisdom to create more from your own backyard and plenty of teas and treats to keep you vital and connected to the world, like the Shakers were.

If you haven’t been to the John C. Campbell Folk School, I highly recommend it.  The Folk School is based on a model from Denmark, which helped bring education and creativity to rural areas,  and offers classes in various crafts and skills of the Appalachia region.  It is a beautiful opportunity to be lovingly held and inspired by the cultural life of these mountains.

CLASSES SCHEDULED UPON REQUEST!  (Classes held at Herban Farmacy or at your own chosen location)

PRESERVING THE WILD HARVEST FOR EVERYDAY NOURISHMENT:
Vinegars, Salts, Gomasios, Green Powders & Goodness
2 hour class

PIckled onions in turmeric and elderberry vinegar

PIckled onions in turmeric and elderberry vinegar

These mountains are full of nourishing plant allies that can diversify our meals, increase vitality and nutritional intake in our bodies and allow us to connect to our wildness.  Learn who and how as we meet and taste many forms of some of these wild plants that will keep your body vital and wild and just a bit less domesticated.  Come taste and experience how to create herbal vinegars, honeys, powders and so much more that can easily allow you to “eat something wild everyday”.

You will leave with salts and powders and the nourishment and inspiration to create your own.        Sign up here! 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN FIRE CIDER-HONOR WORLDWIDE FIRE CIDER DAYfreefirecider
2 HOURS

This yummy delicious blend of healing herbs infused in vinegar is a wonderful folk traditions tonic that has been used by herbalists for numerous years.  Its immune supporting benefits are many and it can be used in many delicious ways.  Due to a company trademarking this old formula offered up to the herbal community there is even more of an impetus to make your own and name your own.  Join us for a fun and delicious day of community fire cider creation.  And try your hand at your own inspiration name. You will leave with some delicious fire cider, handouts on making your own infused vinegars and a sense of community and empowerment. Once you taste this delicious healing tonic you will be hooked.  $25 REGISTRATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!

CORDIALS, SYRUPS AND APHRODISIACS TO INSPIRE LOVE AND A HEALTHY HEART
2.5 HOURS

Cordials stems from the French meaning “of the heart”.  Cordials were popular medicinals used to “invigorate and revitalize the heart, body and spirit, as well as cure disease”. Learn about the history of these delicious herbs and sweet heart healers, while sampling and creating an array of heart health goodness.  You will leave with recipes, a heart health cordial, some aphrodisiac medicine balls and a winged heart.  This class will likely invigorate your heart, your love life and your passion for life. $35
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SKIN PICNIC: DATES TBD OR PER REQUEST (10-4 Two DAY CLASS)

Our skin needs fed just as our bodies do.  And our skin is our first defense.  Learn how to best feed ycloseupstjohns(web)our skin with an array of nourishing oils to feed, heal and revitalize your skin, while creating aromatherapy blends specific to your skin type, as well as your emotional needs.  These handcrafted, decadent serums and spritzers will keep your skin looking young and healthy.  Skin care products can be very expensive and filled with toxic ingredients.  These delicious blends will save you lots of money yet leave you looking and feeling like a million bucks.

  • a discussion on carrier oils
  • a discussion on aromatherapy and a sensory experience of essential oils best suited for our skin
  • create a handcrafted facial serum or body oil , spritzer, body or facial scrub and cleanser
  • 10 -4 Saturday and Sunday
  • Class is $150.  Includes handouts, recipes and  4 handcrafted products.  

Herbs for family Health: TBA or upon Request 11-4 (hour lunch)IMG_4059

  • Our diet can get pretty bland in the winter.  So can our bodies vitality.  Learn to pack your kitchen  with vital options to get your through the winter in optimum health and with nutrient abundance.
  • You will leave with
    • a knowledge of which herbs are great foods AND great medicine
    • tasting and creating herbal vinegars and infusions
    • fire ciders, mineral punch and more!
    • dried food herb preparations and how to use them
    • 11-4  $50 for class, handouts, recipes,yummy vital samples, fire cider, vital vinegar and wild green powder.
    • Day off is $60

The Herb Cabinet (First Aid and Food): TBA

Most Standard First Aid kits overlook lots of necessary items for treatment of basic things, like bruises, headaches, stings, burns, sprains and more.  Herbalism has many options, which are often more safe and frequently more effective.  But don’t take my word.  Come experience for yourself.

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  •  Kitchen Apothecary- the herbs in your kitchen and how they heal
  • Create a home first aid kit
  • Learn the minimum to bring as your travel first aid kit
  • 10-4 Saturday and Sunday
  •   $110 for handouts, lecture and a variety of products to begin your first aid kit
  • Saturday only $55-mostly lecture on the kitchen apothecary and uses of herbs in first aid
  • Sunday only $65-more hands on building  a first aid kit.  You will leave with a number of items to begin your first aid kit for home and travel.

 
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