• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium

Looks like we are expecting a sunny day for the plant walk - wear sunscreen or a hat if you are sensitive to the sun!

Work party on the weekend of June 21-22 is still looking for volunteers. See the info below!


Plant Walk
June 14 – 4 -5:30 PM
Ever wonder what that weed is growing in your back yard, or that flower that blooms deep in the woods in the spring? Learn to identify plants and trees at the monthly plant walk led by herbalist and community health educator, Leah Wolfe, MPH. She will point out wild edible plants, plants that have a history of being used medicinally, along with folklore and some of the latest science on the wild things growing around us. Cost $10. Dress for outdoors.

Serpentine Project Plant Study Group
June 15, 4-6 PM
The Serpentine Project is a monthly study group that allows participants to learn about plants directly by using their senses, such as taste and smell. Cost $10 – includes a sample of the plant medicine to take home. Read more about the study groups at: www.serpentine-project.org

Alternative Building Technologies: Composting Toilets, Solar Showers, and an Outdoor Kitchen
June 20-22, 10 AM-5 PM
This is a workshop weekend for those interested in our Alternative Building Technologies Program. Join us as we build composting toilets, solar showers, and an outdoor kitchen with a rocket stove.

2014 at ∞ Centro Ashé ∞ Farm : We've got herbal medicine making intensives, homesteading series, permaculture practical intensives, wild plant ID, fermentation, herbs for chronic disease & digestion, cooking with local foods community dinners, flower essence weekend intensives plus our our Herbs for All: Herbal Encuentro, Chesapeake Herb Gathering, Grassroots Herbal Program, Cultivate: A Journey in Re Skilling & Re Connecting, and so much more! Please support us by helping to spread the word, and we hope to see you on the farm this season! Check it all out! http://www.centroashe.org/


Herbs and Botanicals Weekend April 26-27, 2014 Backyard Medicinals: Into the Wild with Steven Foster Saturday, April 26, 2014 10am - 4pm Plant Spirit Communications with Melissa Clare Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Creating a Medicine Wheel Garden with Lorna Trigg Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Registration and details at: http://www.fireomearth.com/workshop_events.htm#foster


Medicinal Herb Internship position available at Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary, Nashville, Indiana with Susan Clearwater R.N., Holistic Practitioner & Herbalist for one person, or a couple, from April-September 2014. Contact Susan at GreenTurtleBotanicals.com


LITTLE PLANET, BIG ISLAND! New Hawaii travel intensive with Kathleen Harrison – Jan. 28 – Feb. 9, 2014 Supporting the work of www.BOTANICALDIMENSIONS.org http://botanicaldimensions.org/ethnobotany-events-look/#/0/5 ~ Come study ETHNOBOTANY for 12 days & nights, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9, 2014 in South Kona, Big Island, Hawaii ~ Learn together about all aspects of plants, their uses, and their lore. We’ll learn in our tropical classroom, on the beaches, in gardens, on the forested mountain, and roaming the volcano. Join our small group and guest teachers for an enriching time, looking at glorious nature through the eyes of various cultures. We will focus particularly on the worldviews of Pacific migratory cultures and the native peoples of the Americas, but set in global history. We’ll spend time at two botanical gardens, and amid the giant tree ferns and diversity of the upland South Kona forests. Cost is $2,950, which covers all lodging, meals, on-island transportation, field trips, and exceptional teachers. $500 of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Botanical Dimensions, to help maintain the Hawaiian Forest-Garden that we’ll visit. Please consider joining us for another marvelous learning adventure. Maximum group size is twelve participants. (Participants reserve and purchase their own


2014 classes -Womens Circle starts in January, Foundational classes starts in March, Seed to Market starts in March, and trip to Costa Rica in Febuary.... Twin Star Herbal Education 13 Moons - A Women's Healing Circle Begins January 1, 2014

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. This group will meet monthly over the course of one year. The circle will begin in January of each year and will meet one evening a month continuing into the following January. Under these 13 moons we will come together as women and healers. Each moon we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will also create rituals for honoring our moon cycle, birth, death, divorce and more and will focus on positive manifestations, cutting cords and fully explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a


Event: Community Herbalist Certification Course Dates: Session 1: June 23-July 1 Session 2: July 2-11 OR September 17-21 This 3-week training and intensive for Community Herbalist Certification is held on beautiful Martha's Vineyard island. Join award-winning herbalist, author and teacher Holly Bellebuono for botany, pharmacology, physiology, plant ID and harvesting, herbal remedy processing, written coursework, and a small group dynamic through The Heritage & Healing Herbal School. Intensive can be taken in one 3-week setting or split into a spring session and a fall session. More info at www.vineyardherbs.com.
Event: Salve- Making Workshop Date: June 17 Learn the fun and rewarding art of making herbal oils and salves and explore the edible and medicinal plants of Martha's Vineyard. Register with Polly Hill Arboretum.
Event: Soulful Apothecary™ Dates: June 19-20 (2-day retreat) July 14-18 (1-week Immersion) August 12 (1-day Workshop) August 17-18 (2-day retreat) Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the "old ways" of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, herbalist Holly Bellebuono's classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal


Community Herbalist Programs 2013-2014 This path is good for folks who would like to take care of them selves, families and friends with herbs in their bioregion. It focuses on philosophy of vitalism in herbalism, application of bioregional medicinals in the garden and field, and making potent herbal remedies. Fall Program: Runs Sept 2013- May 2014 After the first weekend of classes in September it continues to meet weekly on Thursdays from 5-9PM. In the spring there will be additional weekend classes for in depth study of botany and plant walks.Slower paced for local participants. Schedule through March is up here Early Registration Ends Aug 15 Spring: Runs Jan-May 2014. The first weekend of classes is Jan 17. Classes meet bimonthly Fri late afternoon, Sat 10-5 and Sun 10-5. This is a more intensive study that is good for folks coming in from out of town or locally for those that would prefer a weekend schedule. Complete schedule will be posted by Sept 1 Early Registration Ends Dec 15


Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) is a non-profit organization offering free and sliding-scale herbal consultations through our well-established community clinics, while providing herbalist training programs that draw on the clinic as a rich educational resource. VCIH is located in the small, historic capital city of Montpelier, nestled in the Green Mountains, and is dedicated to providing our community with healthcare resources grounded in Nature. Directed by Betzy Bancroft RH(AHG), Larken Bunce MS and Guido Masé RH(AHG), VCIH offers a comprehensive 3-year Clinical Herbalist program that offers over 1200 hours of training, preparing students for work as professional herbalists. The curriculum weaves field experience with the plants and didactic classroom instruction. Emphasis is placed equally on understanding both energetic and physiologic impacts on health and illness, as well as on developing practitioner skills. Students spend a total of 18 months in the community clinic, 12 of which involve direct work with clients under supervision. Students also develop teaching skills by participating in our ongoing Community Education program. The first year of the program is also offered as a stand-alone course—the Family Herbalist program. Our curriculum and educational philosophies draw from our mission as an organization. We hope to further the


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