• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium

Our Common Roots, feature educational documentary, presents a deep look into medicinal plants and herbs in our environment. It carries the audience into the habitats of the plants and shares the enduring traditions they hold throughout the world.

Our goal in creating the film was to record with a cinematic feel, the qualities and properties of these plants so their healing purpose can be used for years to come. Further though, we feel the herbalist’s role is not only in healing, but insuring the protection of the environment where so many of these medicines are still collected. Encouraging people to collect and study the plants will build an alliance for protecting the forests in which they originate; for without the wild, we can forever risk losing a great source of our healing allies.

“This is one of the few films I have seen that truly gives a sense of the magic of the human gathering of wild plant medicines. It captures the essence of the human relationship with plants, of our need of them, of their grace, and of their healing. I recommend it very highly.”
- Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of The Secret Teachings of Plants and Ensouling Language.

A Film by Glenn Axford and Marjolaine Forest-Axford
Presented by Herbalist, Chad Cornell
Filmed and Directed by Glenn Axford
Production by Northica.media
DVD running time: 100 minutes

For information about:
Ordering or viewing on-line

Community screenings
On-line courses by Master Herbalist, Chad Cornell. 

Please visit Our-Common-Roots.com
For questions email info@our-common-roots.com

An Online Adventure in the wonder of the body with Tammi Sweet This course is designed to take you through all the major systems of the body. The reason for the particular order is to start on the “outside” (skin, lining of the respiratory and digestive systems are actually considered outside) and work our way inside (into the blood or lymph), like your food, your medicine or foreign pathogens. Once inside, we’ll look at how your body defends itself through the Immune and Lymphatic Systems. We’ll look at how the Muscle system and Skeletal system work together to allow for movement of the body. The next two weeks will look at the three ways your body communicates within itself, electrically through the Nervous system, chemically through the Endocrine system and mechanically through the Connective tissue. We will round out the course with two weeks of learning how the men and women’s reproductive systems work, and how are body rids itself of wastes through the Urinary system. For all the information you would need, visit my website: www.tammisweet.com. The cost for the course is $297.00.


Hopewood Holistic Health 14411 Rocky Point Rd. Athens, OH 45701 becaherbtravel@gmail.com 740-590-3954 see pdf flyers below for details!
Attached files Holistic Journey.pdf (193.3 KB) MFEJourney.pdf (190.5 KB) Yucatan Belize.pdf (1.8 MB)


AUSTIN SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES The schedule for the NEWLY FORMATED Herbal Program, Becoming an Herbalist, is now available online. Some of the exciting highlights include: * Hands on weekly experiences w/the garden or natural area * Connect with the plants, one on one. * Receive a personal Herbal Consultation & follow up w/each full registration. * Get a taste of how to facilitate an intake and how to provide consultations to others * Build a network of like-minded participants in a healthy, mutually beneficial way * Choose from several schedule options. visit: http://www.ezherbs.net/EZ-Herbs-becoming-an-herbalist-sp-2013-program.html Many Green Blessings, Ellen Zimmerman


Dandelion Herbal Center and Jane Bothwell present…… 2012 Upcoming Classes

Festival of Herbs-Visiting Teacher Series. October 2011-April 2012. Meets the 1st weekend of the month for intermediate to advanced herb students and health care practitioners. Learn from renowned herbalists: Rosemary Gladstar, Autumn Summers, Kathi Keville, Karyn Sanders, Kevin Spelman, Howie Brounstein, Christa Sinadinos.. *Individual Weekends available. Call 707-442-8157 to check specific availability*
10 Month Herbal Study Course with Jane Bothwell. Meets one weekend per month February 2012-November 2012. Expand your knowledge with herb and seaweed harvesting, formulations for common imbalances, material medica, and more ways to prepare your medicines. Included is Rosemary Gladstar’s home study course. Tuition: $1885
Beginning with Herbs January 25 – March 21, 2012 8 Wednesday Evenings 7:00-9:30 pm Plus 2 Herb Walks This class is an excellent introduction to the world of healing plants for the beginning and intermediate herb student. It includes demonstration and use of medicinal preparations (tinctures, salves, pills, syrups, etc), field identification, herbal first aid, formula making and more, with lots of “hands-on” activities. This class is a prerequisite to the 10-Month Herbal Studies Program. Tuition: $350.00 (includes samples) Location: Moonrise Herbs, 826 G Street, Arcata (On the Plaza)
Herbal Clinic ClassJan 23 - April 23, 2012


Southern Appalachian Wisdom with Phyllis Light, February 1 - 3, 2013 Friday, Feb 1, 9am –5 pm Signs of the Times: Astrology for Health Saturday & Sunday, Feb 2 & 3 Food Is Medicine Nine Month Foundations Course The curriculum is dynamic, contemplative and provides a sense of community as we move through the seasons learning each step of the process. First weekend in 2013 is March 16-17 and we meet once a month until November. For complete dates and more details please visit our site. sacred plant traditions • po box 1313 • charlottesville • VA • 22902 www.sacredplanttraditions.com


2011 Fall Herbal Event Calendar

Sunday 10-2pm at the Hope Farmers Market, Austin Texas Radio Herb Blurb on Tales from the Golden Cabinet 91.7 KOOP
 Sept 10-11 Natural Bodycare and Therapeutic Spa Preparations Class 12 CE’s available to LMTs. Open to all. Hands On class making herbal bodycare preparations. Exploring cleansing, toning and nourishing the body as well as an introduction to Ayurveda and dosha balancing. May be part of the 54 hour Bodyworkers Apprenticeship
Sept 15-18 Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference-Vendor, Plant walk prior to Conference
Oct 15-16 Foundations in Herbal Medicine Intensive. May be taken individually or as part of the Herbal Clinicians path. Welcome to the world of North American Herbal Medicine. This intensive is for those who would like to more fully understand herbal medicine and their place in it. It is a jumping off point for many other herbal paths the school has. See website for details
 Oct 21 Clinical Theater Class: Level 2 sign up to be seen as a client!  This class is for the serious student and practitioners who would like to hone their skills seeing clients. Intakes are conducted sliding scale for community members in front of a class. A practicing herbalist


Healing Through Sound Tuesday, November 1 7:00 - 9:00pm "Within each of us lies a voice which longs to be heard, one which longs to sing out from deep within the soul. This voice is not only our birthright, it is also our primary tool for transformation - for ourselves and for the world." - Judith Kehealani Lynn, Sound Healer Sound healing is based on the theory that all creation is vibrational in nature. Come explore the impact of sound on our bodies, minds, and spirits, and communities. Raise your energy, lower your stress, and recreate your life through simple ways of creating healing sound.


Lokahi Garden Sanctuary and Organic Farm is located in beautiful Hawai'i, Hawai'i in the North Kohala district of the Big Island. The farm consists of a market garden, cash crop plots, fruit and nut trees, medicinal plants and a nursery. Chickens and sheep are raised as well. There are two distinct opportunities available on the farm: Apprenticeship Program (fee based), Internship Program (work-trade). Apprenticeships: We offer an exciting educational opportunity for apprentices that includes permaculture and organic agriculture instruction with farmers Dr. Richard Liebmann N.D. and Dillon Cruz. Dr. Liebmann, the first executive director of United Plant Savers, has been living in Hawaii since 1979 and practices naturopathic medicine in addition to farming and gardening for over 40 years. Dillon Cruz has over a decade of experience in agriculture. He received his Permaculture Design Certification from the Ecovillage Training Center on The Farm in Summertown, TN and was certified to teach Permaculture Design in 2010 by Cascadia Permaculture. The program will include lecture, film, and hands on learning in topics including, but not limited too, an introduction to permaculture design,soil, composting, organic gardening/farming, natural medicine, growing herbs, harvesting and processing produce, and making value added products. Additionally apprentices will


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