Upcoming Classes

 

Hearthside Folk Counseling and Herbalism Apprenticeship

 

 

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Starting in the winter of 2018, I will be taking apprentices for a nine month herbal program.  The heart of the work is about developing closer alliances and relationships with 20 plants, learning how to ethically harvest them and make herbal preparations.  The classes will mainly be one sunday a month from 10-5 unless otherwise listed.

 

As a folk herbalist I believe in healing that is based in nourishment, resiliency and direct relationship with the plants.   I believe that learning is best done when we get our hands dirty and learn directly in the field.  The plants themselves will teach us by simply observing and listening to them, and then turning them into preparations that we can work with in our day to day lives.

 

In this series of classes, you will be learning how to make decoctions, teas, syrups, infused oils, salves, bath salts, distillations, essential oils and hydrosols from these plants.  You will also learn how to listen deeply to the “song” of the plants and cultivate a personal relationship with these plants.  I am aquatinted with hundreds of plants but I am only deep friends with a couple dozen.  These are plants that I return to again and again to hear their songs, touch, smell and taste them.  They have become entwined in my life and I hope they will for you.

 

As a folk herbalist I believe that we can serve our friends, allies and community with simple, gentle plants and fungi that will help us to feel stronger and more resilient.

 

The cost of the class is 400 dollars for the apprenticeship unless I have already spoken with you separately.   That will be due by November 15th of 2017.    For further discussion and for applying to the apprenticeship, please contact me at jonkeyes@hearthisdehealing.com

 

 

Dates and time:  (All times will be 10-5 except when noted)

 

 

 

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Saturday February 17th  5-8 pm.    Meet, share a meal and connect

Sunday February 18th Cottonwood, Douglas Fir- infused oil and distilling essential oil

 

Sunday March 18th  Oregon Grape and Burdock:  Bitters, decoctions and syrups

 

 

Sunday April 8th- Nettle and Bleeding-heart:  Nutritives, Drying leafy plants, making long infusions, making flower essences

 

 

Sunday May 6th-  Hawthorn flower and Lemon Balm-  Nervines, tincture makingIMG_3110

 

 

Sunday June 3rd-  7 AM- 5 PM.  Coastal trip Seaweeds and Mugwort:  Nutrients, bitters, making broth

 

 

Sunday July 1st-  Saint Johns Wort and Yarrow:  Tincture and infused oil.

 

 

Sunday July 22nd-  Mimosa and Lavender:  Tincture and distillation of essential oil.  Bath salts and Sprays.IMG_9769

 

 

Sunday August  26th:    Cedar and Elderberry:  Syrup and distillation of essential oil.

 

Sunday September 23rd:  Reishi, Red Belted Conk and Hawthorn Berry:  Mushrooms and making syrup

 

 

Saturday October 27th:  5-8 pm  Share meal, closing conversations.

Sunday October 28th: Devil’s Club and Bears Head fungi:  Infused oil and tincture