|Homestead Herbalism, Too!
Meeting *Saturdays* at 9:30am to 3:30pm.
2012 Dates: March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, & November 17.
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|Continue to Explore the Fine Art of Homestead Herbalism, Too!
A nine month second year course
In the not too distant past, keeping a family strong and healthy with simple home remedies was a common homesteading skill that every woman possessed. Identifying and utilizing wild and cultivated plants was as important and necessary as preserving food for the winter months or learning to stitch.
The "Homestead Herbalism" foundation course was designed to gather small groups of women (and yes, a few men!) with the intent of re-introducing this empowering tradition by learning together, using our hands, and preparing and sharing the herbal harvest.
Each year, as the foundation course draws to a close, the students who have completed it ask what more could be offered. I always understand that desire to continue. The bond of friendship and learning forged by plants is a strong one. A lofty ‘advanced’ curriculum, however, was not something I could ever completely envision. But... creating an expansive curriculum that focuses on more herbs and a richer, deeper understanding of the gifts of the plant world is indeed within my vision. The true experience of "Homestead Herbalism" comes not from memorization of facts found in books and papers, but by continual relationship with the plants, observing them through the seasons and enjoying all of the gifts of their harvest. Experiential learning of this kind is more readily retained and greatly enhanced by sharing within a group setting. It is in this regard that the second year course was created in 2009.
Students will receive approx. 54 hours of instruction, a spiral ring notebook, plentiful handouts and recipes and a variety of take-home herbal preparations made together in class. A beautiful certificate will be presented at the completion of the course.