Sept. 1 - Nov. 20th.
Wildcrafting herbal apprenticeship program in Skagit County. Tuesday and Saturday sessions. Get out of the classroom this summer, get your hands dirty, meet the plants where they live and start a relationship that will last your whole life.
APPRENTICESHIPS WILL INCLUDE:
Field Trips: Each and every week, we go to amazingly beautiful wild places to harvest wild plants for food and medicine.
Botanical Identification: Meet the plants you will be working with during the course of your apprenticeship and for life!
Materia Medica: Learn the medicines of the plants you'll be harvesting and their applications.
Plant Formulas: As you begin to gain knowledge of the medicine of the wild plants individually, you'll learn to recognize the formulas the plants create living in close proximity to each other.
Medicine Making: Medicinal oils, tinctures, salves, tea blends, herbal vinegars, poultices, creams, decoctions, syrups, honeys, oxymels, cordials, witch hazels, candied herbs, chutneys and oh so very much more.
Preservation Methods: Learn the best ways to preserve the plants for optimum medicinal and nutritional values.
Medicine in the Herb Garden: Culinary herbs are medicinal! Grow medicinals in your front door garden, in pots, on acreage.
Cultured Foods: Learn the art and health benefits of making and eating cultured and fermented foods such as sauerkraut, beet kvass, kefir, cultured butter and simple cheeses.
Natural Chicken Care: Our gals will tell you what they need to be healthy, happy and productive.
Herbal Lore and Ethnobotany: Hundreds upon hundreds of stories of how peoples of generations past used local plants for food, medicine, clothing and shelter.
Aromatherapy: Breathe in the healing aromas of botanical oils direct from nature.
Herbal Support for Body Systems: Building strong immune, reproductive, respiratory, cardiac and digestive (including the liver!) systems. Learn about herbs appropriate for health issues of each system.
Canning: As the seasons progress, we'll harvest wild and garden foods and learn safe canning procedures.
The focus areas will be on the wild plants of the myriad bio-regions of Washington State's Skagit and Island counties from high up on the mountain passes to the river valleys and into the Sound.
Tuesdays, Sept 4 - Nov 20
Saturdays Sept 1 - Nov 17
10 am - 5 pm
Saturday's session is being co-taught with Gary Bachman, ND - a Transition Whatcom member!
TRANSITIONS MEMBERS RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT!
Go to www.cedarmountainherbs.com/apprenticeships.htm for more information and to register.
Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Herb Association, and practicum supervisor for herbal science students at Bastyr University.