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Foundations Herbal Medicine Program

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Foundations Herbal Medicine Program

Time: March 14, 2020 from 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Bellingham, WA
Website or Map: https://www.wildrootbotanical…
Event Type: class
Organized By: Leslie Lekos
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2020

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Event Description

One Saturday per from March to November 2020, 9-5:30

March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 25-26*, August 22, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14. *The July class will be in the Methow Valley for the full weekend.

Foraging Excursions

  • Plant Identification Skills
  • Ethical Wildcrafting Techniques
  • Ways to Increase Plant Populations
  • Drying & Processing our Harvests

Hands-on Medicine Making Skills

  • Each class students will prepare their own herbal medicines to take home to build their home apothecaries
  • Tea Making Methods: How to get the best medicine from plants
  • Tincturing Methods: Folk and Ratio
  • Herbal Vinegars, Honeys & Oxymels
  • Making Herbal Syrups, Broths, Pesto & Salts
  • Herbal Oils, Salves and Crèmes
  • Liniments, Compresses, Poultices, Steams & Baths
  • Distillation: Hydrosols and Essential Oils
  • Medicine Making Supplies, Tools, Storage, Labeling & Organizing
  • Resources for Sourcing Herbs
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Understanding Plants from an Energetic Perspective

  • Western Energetics: Hot/Cold; Dry/Damp; Tension/Relaxation
  • Understanding Action through Taste
  • Plant Spirit Medicine: Trusting our own Ability to Listen
  • Doctrine of Signatures

Treating the Person & the Imbalance

  • Seeing who is in front of you through the lens of the Humoral Temperaments
  • Understanding herbs for individual application

Understanding Plants through a Scientific Lens

  • Organ Affinities
  • Herbal Actions and when and how to utilize them
  • Herbal Knowledge from Research and Time Tested Experience

Land Stewardship

  • Reciprocity
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Food as our First Medicine & Foundation for Good Health

  • Organic local meals included in the price of the program for each lunch.  *Accommodations are made for food allergies
  • Building Community through sharing meals
  • Eating from place to build stronger ties with the land in which we live upon

Medicinal Plant Cultivation

  • Propagation Techniques: stem cuttings, layering, root division
  • Specialized Seed Germinating Techniques: stratification, scarification, light dependent germinators
  • Gathering & Processing herbs from the garden

Wildroot Botanicals is proud to host amazing herbal teachers from across the country that come to teach specialty courses. As a student of the Herbal Immersion Program you get the first opportunity to sign up for our guest teacher workshops

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