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Community Herbalism: 8 Online Weekly Sessions with Mimi Hernandez

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Understand the healing simplicity of herbalism in this 8 session course. Begin with an understanding of the senses and let Mimi guide you through your kitchen & apothecary, the gardens & woods, and the weedy patches of nature & soul. Let’s visit the basics. What is herbalism? What is an herbalist? What are the limitations and logistics of working with herbs? How do you practice healing for yourself and compassion for your community through herbalism?

This course begins March 23rd, 2020 and meets live via webinar for 8 Mondays until May 11, 2020. Sessions will be recorded and available the following day in case you have to miss the live time.

Session One: Organoleptic Herbalism: Taste and Understand.
Herbs offer unique sensory experiences that help us to understand their medicinal activities. To establish a foundation of herbal understanding we will learn about bitter, astringent, mucilage, aromatic, and spicy.

Session Two: Kitchen Herbalism: Nurture and Nourish.
Without a doubt most herbalism begins in the kitchen. Learn to utilize everyday kitchen ingredients for common household ailments, simple first aid, vitality and wellbeing for the whole family.

Session Three: Apothecary Herbalism: Shake and Make.
Once upon a time every home had an herbal medicine cupboard. Reclaim the basics of crafting tinctures, infused oils, salves, infused vinegars, spritzers, syrups, and medicinal honeys and more!

Session Four: Garden Herbalism: Tend and Mend.
Many herbs are easy to tend in garden plots and containers around the home and can accompany . Come away with a new appreciation for a dozen simple yet potent remedies made from landscape and patio plants.

Session Five: Topical Herbalism: Top it and Stop it.
Often the best way to stop the itch, ease the ouch and cool the burn is by choosing the appropriate topical application. Often topical remedies can also address internal malaise. Go deep in knowledge with Mimi’s top ten topical herbs.

Session Six: Invasives Herbalism: Weeds and Wildcraft.
Invasive and abundant local wild plants offer a very sustainable source for harvesting and medicine making. Visit some of our most common weeds and learn about the ethics of wildcrafting.

Session Seven: Woodland Herbalism: Native and Save it?
Many of most precious forest plants are native and have a long cultural and medicinal heritage. Learn the ethnobotanical and medicinal value of a dozen important woodland plants while also raising your awareness of plant conservation.

Session Eight: Community Herbalism: Activist and Herbalist.
Dabbling in herbalism brings many important responsibilities. Let’s visit the basics. What is herbalism? What is an herbalist? What are the limitations and logistics of working with herbs? How do you practice healing for yourself and compassion for your community through herbalism? Many important herbal allies will be introduced in this conversation.

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