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Get Your Hands on the Herbs - Harvest and Prepare Them as Medicines Yourself, on Over 50 Beautiful Acres in Woodstock, NYThe Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, NY, is home to a great variety of plant life. It is also home to Susun Weed, world renowned herbalist and author and a spokesperson for the Wise Woman Tradition. Here she teaches people who come from far places to apprentice or just take a one-day class on plants, health and women’s empowerment!
This year, Susun will be leading her annual class on how to prepare herbal medicines yourself. Long-time teacher of empowering our health choices by harvesting plants local to us, Susun also prefers to teach us to take charge of our health by preparing our own remedies and wild foods.
~~NEW THIS YEAR - The class will run five times to best access the seasonal varieties - SPRING, EARLY SUMMER, LATE SUMMER, AUTUMN, and WINTER~~
If joining this class, you will identify, harvest, prepare, and use (and eat!) a variety of local wild herbs. Prepared will be herbal oils, tinctures, vinegars, and perhaps even honey. The delicious lunch provided will also be a treat to local wild food fare.
Read a description from attending this and another class in 2003! A great class for beginners!!
Hands-on Herbal Medicine will be held at the Wise Woman Center:
Saturday, April 25
You will identify, harvest, dry, prepare, and consume herbal remedies, teas, infusions, vinegars, tinctures, salads from plants such as violet, garlic mustard, dandelion, burdock, cronewort, and chickweed. Great class for beginners
Sunday, June 7
Get hands-on experience identifying, harvesting, and making herbal remedies from the marvelous plants of summer, including yarrow, motherwort, yellow dock, red clover, and comfrey. You'll create teas, infusions, vinegars, and tinctures.
Sunday, July 26
Get hands-on experience identifying, harvesting, and making herbal remedies from the marvelous plants of summer, including Saint Joans wort (hypericum), wild oregano, mullein, purslane, amaranth, lamb’s quarter. You'll create teas, infusions, vinegars, oils, and tinctures.
Sunday, August 30
Time to get ready to dig roots and make antioxidant honeys. Join me for a full day of identification, harvesting, preparing, and using the wild foods (including mushrooms) and medicines that grow all around us. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Sunday, September 13
Now's the time to make remedies to help prevent and treat winter's colds and flus, sore throats, coughs and fevers, sinus problems, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
Classes run from 10am-5pm. Open to men and women. You'll be outside among the plants with Susun and the goats, learning to identify, harvest, and use local plants for food and medicine. Fee: $75, includes lunch with a wild salad.
Register online or contact the Wise Woman Center (address and phone below). Vibrant, passionate, and involved, Susun Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition. She challenges conventional medical approaches with humor, insight, and her vast encyclopedic knowledge of herbal medicine. Unabashedly pro-woman, her animated and enthusiastic lectures are engaging and often profoundly provocative. Susun is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world. Learn more at the website or contact the Wise Woman Center at PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498.
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