Refund Policy:We are a very small business and we rely on tuition payments in order to teach our program. We can't buy materials or pay our bills without it! We cannot issue refunds for tuition payments unless you suffer a serious personal or family emergency that renders you incapable of attending.
May 18th, 2019. 9:30 AM - 5 PM Planting Abundance: Herbal Walk and Permaculture Planting with Abby and Doug Treasure Lake: Permaculture and Ecology Education Center, Petersburg, KY, 30 minues from downtown Cincinnati It’s the perfect time to plant seeds of knowledge so we can collectively harvest an abundance of crops and drink from the power of nature. This comes from cultivated and foraged perennial food and herbs and healthy land stewardship solidifying your connection with nature through this advanced herbal day class. Immerse yourself in the forests, farmland, and wild and cultivated of Treasure Lake to learn tried and true tips and techniques from Doug and Abby for sustaining yourself on your own land and the wilds beyond. The day will be a mosaic of plant walks, informational recap sessions, and hands on. It will further your skills of botany, wild plant identification, and permaculture land assessment so you can plant wisely and manage for your particular ecosystem and harvest the abundantly. Our foraging will help us with lunch prep all the while learning safe and ethical harvesting techniques. We will examine and practice how to cook and prepare these vitality-packed foods to make them delicious. Additionally, a combination of wild and cultivated herbal teas will be available. We will also get active through hands-on experience planting native shrubs and herbs including elderberry, a high Vitamin C herb and natural flu-fighter and superfood. Take this opportunity to also network with like-minded folks thus making regional connections. Abby will have her Appalachian foraged herbal products for sale, too, along with her brand new book, The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders.
May 31st- June 3rd Medicines for the Earth, Black Mountain NC More than 40 presentations on clinical applications of botanical medicine, panel discussions, medicine-making classes and herb walks in a beautiful retreat setting.
July 26-28th, 2019 Wild Herb Weekend, Banner Elk NC Wild Herb Weekend is an annual conference, held in the beautiful high mountain location of Valle Crucis, NC in late July. There is something for everyone at this intimate little conference. Whether you grow herbs for a hobby, use herbs for healing, or want to start a commercial herb operation, you will find many interesting sessions and hands-on workshops and plant walks to participate in!
A Botanic Folk School: We see a school based upon the principles of knowing and working with plants in the folkway: a return to the old lore of learning and making food and medicine. Where the way in which we craft our baskets is as important as the way we brew our tea. Kudzu and sweet birch. Violet and bittercress. Old is made new.
Make Your Own Field Journal Wild Foods and Spices Ancestral Nutrition/ Wild Food Nutrition Cooking over Fire Appalachian Folk Uses of Plants Appalachian Folk Medicine Crafting your own Harvest Baskets Medicine Making: teas, tinctures, liniments, oils, salves, syrups, oxymels, glycerites and alcohol-free tinctures Creating Your Home Apothecary Sustainable/Ethical Wildcrafting Making an Herbal First Aid Kit