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Winter Workshops
Herbal and Energetic Classes
December 2014 - January 2015

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, Asheville, NC.
For the full schedule and to register click here: Winter Workshops Full Schedule

Announcing brand new classes this Winter! We're offering a full schedule of evening and weekend workshops this season. Check out our diversity of classes on our Website. Juliet will be teaching day-long classes on medicinal mushrooms, herbs for the immune system and (the ever popular) Ecology of Estrogen in the female body. We're also excited to be hosting a Solstice ritual-themed workshop and Winter Intuition class series with Asia Suler. Stay tuned for even more classes to be added to the schedule... including offerings from the esteemed Chelsea Gomes! Registration is easy, just head over to our Eventbrite page. See you this Winter!

Avena Botanicals is a thriving small business in Rockport, Maine where each person working within its rhythm plays an integral role in the co-creation process of providing high quality herbal products from seed to bottle. We are an herbal apothecary that has offered a variety of hand-crafted herbal remedies for the past 29 years and 70% of our products are made with herbs grown and hand-harvested from our own certified biodynamic and organic gardens. Our beautiful three-acre garden provides an abundance of herbs for the apothecary, serves as a classroom for the community, offers nectar-producing flowers for pollinators & migrators and is a peaceful place for visitors to renew their spirit and find healing in nature. If you have an interest in working in the Avena Botanicals gardens, we require that you have a rooted commitment to grow and care for medicinal plants and at least three years of previous experience in small scale organic farming and/or gardening. We are looking for someone with a background in biodynamic practice or a developed relationship in working with the spirits of the plants and cosmic rhythms as we maintain deep relationships with the plant and elemental worlds through the application of


Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine Presents: The Forgotten Energetics of Traditional Western Herbalism with Mathew WoodThe Forgotten Energetics of Traditional Western Herbalism Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine, Washington VA Advanced Training for Herbalists with Guest Instructor: Matthew Wood, MSc (Herbal Medicine) Registered Herbalist (AHG) This 5 weekend series will include: Introduction of the Six Tissue States Demonstrations of Traditional Diagnostic Skills Application of Herbs for Balance and Support Dates:
  • September 6 & 7 2014
  • October 25 & 26 2014
  • December 6 & 7, 2014
  • January 17 & 18, 2015
  • February 21 & 22, 2015
Matt Wood.TeresaMatthew Wood has been an active practitioner of traditional Western Herbalism since 1982. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales). Call for more information 540-937-4283 Email Teresa Boadwine at green.comfort@gmail.com Total tuition paid in full is $1625 for all five weekends. Early bird special $1500 (if


Non-timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar SeriesNon-timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar Series Hosted by American Tree Farm System Click here for the full ATFS Webinar Calendar Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) refers to products other than timber that are harvested from woodlands. NTFPs include plants, parts of plants, fungi, moss, lichen, herbs, vines, shrubs, parts of trees, and other biological material that are either personally used or sold for their commercial value. We eat NTFPs and use them for medicine. We also use them to make decorations and create specialty products. Not only are many NTFPs marketable, they also are critical for healthy woodland ecosystems. Sustainable harvesting and cultivation of NTFPs through forest farming practices can complement overall stewardship of working forests. This webinar series highlights the remarkable and diverse world of non-timber forest products, ranging from an overview of the abundance and diversity of NTFPs to forest farming practices focused on particular marketable products.


Twin Star Herbal Education Herbal Practice and Protocol Twin Star Herbal Training Level II When: December 2014 Beginning in November of 2014 the level two portion of Twin Star Herbal Studies will begin. We will be meeting for one full Saturday and one weekday evening a month December - April of 2015. The class will be a total of 125 hours of combined classroom hours and home study and may be paired with our Costa Rica trip for an additional 75 hours in tropical herbalism. Topics covered will include: • Advanced herbal medicine making • Pathology and protocol for common ailments and disease • Materia medica on 50 + popular herbal remedies • Herbal Case Studies• Herbal Shamanism • Botanical Illustration • Wild Food feast
2014-15 Class Dates:
  • Saturdays (9-5) & Tuesdays (6-8:30)
  • December 6TH & 16TH
  • January 3 &13
  • February 7 & 10
  • March 7 & 17
  • April 4 & 14
  • May 2 & 12
*Please note Twin Star level one or another comparable herbal studies course is a pre-requisite for Twin Star level II.
The Art of Flower Essence Therapy Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT When: August - October, 2014
  • Weeknights 6-8:30
  • Tuesday August 26
  • Tuesday September 2
  • Tuesday September 16
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Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, UCSC Farm  Garden, Mid April to Mid October 2015

UC Santa Cruz, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 6 Month Training Course in Organic Farming and Gardening.

Runs annually from Mid-April to Mid-October Application deadline: August 15 for International applications, Sept 30 for US citizens. Full and partial scholarships available. For more information visit: www.growafarmer.org Email: casfs@ucsc.edu Phone: (831) 459 - 3240


Summer Herb Clinics at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine

How to Sign up: Email wildflowerherbschool@gmail.com Or go to our meetup Group Texas Herbalism and sign up for upcoming clinic offerings www.wildflowerherbschool.com When: Monday June 30, Tuesday July 1st, Wednesday July 2 Monday July 21, Tuesday July 22, Wednesday July 23 11:30 am and 6:00 pm (2 openings each day) Where: Wildflower Healing Center Cedar Creek TX Cost: Free, including 1st round of herbal recommendations Reading the Body Class with Guest Herbalist Margi Flint JUNE 29 and 30th 10-2PM at the Wildflower Healing Center Assessment skills for HerbalistsPlease click here for more information and to register. Join us to learn about what all of those lines, colors and shapes mean on your body or someone elses--. Margi is a practicing herbalist with over 30 years of experience. She is author of the Practicing Herbalist, and lectures all over the world on Body Reading. Nutrition for Herbalists Join our single class meetup group Texas Herbalism here. Make you adjust your setting controls to receive updates the way you prefer to receive them!Sneak Peak: We will be hosting Charlotte Kikel from Eat In Peace Consulting to teach a special class on nutrition for herbalists in July. Check back


Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within Experiential Herbal Studies with Kami McBride

This is an in-depth, hands-on experience with the plants for women interested in exploring herbology as a relationship with the earth, our bodies and a way of life. This course gives you the tools to enhance your personal health and infuse your home with modern day applications of the ancient art of herbal medicine. We meet once a month, January 2015 - July 2015. Dates: January through July 2015Cost : $ 1295.00Location: Marin County, CaliforniaTo Register : Register Below or call 707-446-1290 www.livingawareness.com


Karine Gordineer Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist, Educator Hopewell Junction, NY

The Sacred Heart of Herbalism 7-month Herbal Intensive Beginning May 17, 2014

Karine Gordineer of Green Girl Herbs & Healing announces open registration for the 2014 Sacred Heart of Herbalism class series. This 7-month long series will work with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants. Native Peoples believe that to truly possess the healing powers of a plant one must be introduced to the Spirit of that Plant and be honored with its healing gifts. This series will weave together:
  •  herbal gardening
  •  the healing properties of medicinal plants
  •  medicine making techniques
  •  plant identification
  •  plant energetics
  •  Native American Medicine Wheel
  •  the shamanic journey and Sacred Dreaming
  •  herbal remedy making in many forms
  •  discover personal plant allies
Join us as we journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel learning and grow with the Plant Nations and reawaken our relationship to Mother Earth! For more information please contact: Green Girl Herbs and Healing (845) 592-4609www.greengirlherbs.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GreenGirlHerbsHealing?ref=hl @GreenGirlHerbs


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