Herbal Medicine is the medicine of the people. Traditionally, local knowledge of plants to support health, treat illness, & support pregnancy & birthing would have been passed down through families & communities (often from woman to woman) through the everyday work of growing & using plants, and orally through stories & teachings.
Come reclaim that missing link with the medicine of our ancestors. Allow me to pass on a cumulation of teachings from my herbal mentors & learn the foundational principles of Herbal Medicine Making the way it was intended—in community.
Why join the Kitchen Herbalist Apprenticeship?
-Are you interested in learning more about herbs & creating herbal home remedies for yourself & your family?
-Do you like working with your hands & crafting things in the kitchen?
-Would you like to learn how to prepare herbal remedies thoughtfully so you may have confidence that they might actually do what you would like them to?
In this comprehensive 4 part intro to medicine making, you will learn how to prepare a variety of herbal home remedies: everything from compresses & poultices, herbal tea blends to support the body, the art of infusing herbal oils & the many ways they can be transformed into support for the body (salves & balms, etc.), to herbal tinctures, vinegars, syrups & elixirs.
You will learn how to best discern when to use a plant fresh or dry, & whether to use water, oil, alcohol, vinegar to extract their medicine, and of course, why.
This class is a hands-on experience so you can connect with the plants using all of your senses-taste, touch, smell, & of course, sight. We will be sharing the traditional uses of many herbs while touching on what we can grow here & how to harvest.
And oh, did I mention…we are going to have fun! There is something deeply satisfying about working with plant medicine. Let’s take some respite from the build up to a hectic time of year & re-connect with the plants & our roots.
The 4 Part Kitchen Herbalist Apprenticeship Includes:
-Learning the foundational principles of herbal medicine making. When completed, you will have confidence to begin crafting your own herbal “farmacy" for yourselves & your family. I break this down into 4 sessions dedicated to 4 different aspects of Herbal Medicine:
Plants & Water: Herbal Compresses, Poultices, Infusions, & Decoctions
Plants & Alcohol: Tinctures & Elixirs
Plants with Vinegar & Honey: Syrups, Infused Honeys & Herbal Vinegars
Plants & Oils: Infused oils, Salves & Healing Balms
-All handouts & materials such as herbs, alcohol, apothecary bottles, etc.
-One of each of all of the herbal preparations we crafted to take home with you & share with your loved ones (3-5 each class)
-Hands on instruction from Community Herbalist, herb gardener & medicine maker, Dionne Jennings
Cost: $299 for all four* ($74.75 each) or $85 individual workshops
Friday, November 18th 6-8:30
Saturday November 26th 1-4pm
Friday December 2nd 6-8:30
Saturday December 3rd 1-4pm
*Only interested in 1 or 2 of the series? You can sign up for individual classes for $85 each. The Kitchen Herbalist Medicine Making course was designed as a comprehensive introductory series that introduces you to all the fun, magic & logistics of preparing herbal medicine using a variety of herbs, materials & solvents. Any can be taken independently, but note that in the last class, we will be pressing & finishing tinctures that we started in the 3rd class before moving on to the oils. For detailed class info visit: http://yegherbalist.ca/workshops/4-part-kitchen-herbalist-apprenticeship-yeg/