Our Graduating Herbalist Class of 2019: Jody Emerson, Sabrina Powell, Karen Podd, Reggie Rossignol, Brenda Roth, Deb Nye, Ginnie Miller and Delena Nelson (not pictured- Carol Patton and Susan Cameron) Judy Green & I co-taught this class. Each person received a certificate of completion, an herbal charm necklace, signed the barn and painted a brick for the Labyrinth. It was an amazing year! They will be staying in the Facebook group and it will grow as each class is added. Plans are being made for group field trips and times at the farm for everyone to cut herbs for their own home apothocaries.
Life Close to Nature Herbal Course Details:
Become an Herbalist at our Medicinal Herb Farm! "Life Close to Nature" Herbal Course in the “Potting Shed” with some sessions on the Front Porch and a few in our kitchen. One Saturday a month, 10am-4pm, April thru Oct, bring your lunch. Only 10 spots a year, so sign up today! A Foundations Plus Course, Judy Green and I will be sharing the knowledge I gained from the first 2 years of the 4 years I trained in Herbalism. I trained 3 years at Forrest Green and 1 year at Sacred Plant Traditions plus many conferences & webinars. I trained Judy and she has taken a lot of courses on her own as well. Judy is a Teacher at Peasley Middle School in Gloucester, VA. She has medical knowledge and teaches from her heart. She played a major part is coordinating the curriculum for our course. When you finish the course, you will feel comfortable growing and using the medicinal herbs...you will have knowledge & confidence! We will immerse ourselves in the basics and rich history of herbalism. We will also work on natural nutrition, teaching you to create: Kombucha, Water Kefir, Bone Broth (we have a vegan version), Ferments and more! Some of the Food Recipes we will share with you are from Forrest Green Farm, some from various books...you will find them all wonderful! You will learn some basic gardening principles and how to identify some of the wild edibles and medicinals growing on your property also! Plan on joining us! Deadline to sign up is March 13th, 2020. Only 10 spots available, so decide quickly & sign up. My sincere wish is that you love your herbal journey as much as I did! Let's begin our journey!
Cost: $675.00 ($96.43 a session, 7 - 6 hour sessions) includes all supplies except the alchohol you will need to make tinctures. We will be creating 3-4 items each month you will take home to begin your home apothecary. You may make 2 payments of $337.50 if you wish, the total due before the first class. Deadline to sign up is March 13th, only 1/2 refund after March 20th because we will have bought all the supplies. If you do miss a session, you will still receive all the handouts and items created that day. Only 10 spots available, so sign up today! You will receive a complete notebook during this course for you to refer to forever. You will receive a certificate of completion too, sign the barn and paint a labyrinth brick that will be at the farm as a remembrance to your time here. You can drop off your payment at the farm when you visit or you can mail a check to me: Jean Howard, 5620 East River Rd., Foster, VA 23056 No debit or credit please, we need the complete total to cover everything involved. Just call or email me to sign up, give me your address, email and cell # : 804-815-2839 email@example.com Thank You! -jean -
Herbal Course Dates 2020: April 4th, May 9th, June 13th, July 18th, Aug. 15th, Sept 19th, Oct. 17th a personal note: Besides my admission that I have no medical experience and that you should always consult your doctor before making changes in your diet or medication, I just want you to know that I realize there are many opinions & views on how to maintain good health. The information I will be sharing comes from my Herbalist studies the past 4 years, plus my 30 year long health journey. When I was 30, I weighed right at 200 pounds, smoked, drank too much wine and took Nyquil to sleep. Being 63 years old now, at a healthy weight, on no Meds and suffering no pain, I will share what has worked for me. I encourage you to always do your own investigation as well, plus only you know your personal situation. I hope the ideas I share will get you thinking more about healthy living in hopes that you will live more happy and healthy, no matter your age! Part of the battle, with everyone so busy, is just getting us thinking about it! Hopefully action will then follow! Being healthy takes dedication and work, but so worth it! Be Well! Sincerely,jean