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! (grateful to all! our course is full for 2019, dates for 2020 to be listed in November)
"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. Judy Green and I will be sharing the knowledge I gained from the Herbal Classes I took the last 4 years. I loved it so much, I had to share! Judy took my course, and assisted me last year. She has also accomplished other studies on her own. Judy is a Teacher at Peasley Middle School in Gloucester, VA. She has medical knowledge and teaches from her heart. Her spirit shines through! 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 15th, 2019. Only 10 spots available, so decide quickly & sign up. My sincere wish is that you love your herbal journey as I did! We can't wait for class to begin!
Cost: $525.00 ($75 a session, 7 - 6 hour sessions) You may make 2 payments of $262.50 if you wish, the total due before the first class. Deadline to sign up is March 15th, only 1/2 refund after April 1st 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. All materials are furnished and included in the fee, except the alchohol when we are creating tinctures. You will receive a complete notebook and build your Home Apothecary with the items we create in class every month. You will receive a certificate of completion too. 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 Just call or email me to sign up, give me your address, email and cell # : 804-815-2839 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You! -jean -
Herbal Course Dates 2019: April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, Aug. 10th, Sept 28th, Oct. 19th 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