Fall Botanical Primer - Seattle (2022)
- WHEN: September - October 2022
- TIME: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- FEE: 575 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruno
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Seattle, WA (details & directions provided after enrollment)
September 16, 23, 30 and October 7th
Whether you are just getting started in the amazing world of herbalism, continuing with your studies, or a seasoned herbalist desiring to go deeper with hands-on field work, the Botanical Primer is an excellent opportunity for a deeply rooted exploration of wild plants, with a focus on ethical harvesting practices, understanding plant energetics, and the positive impacts plants have on our anatomy and physiology! We also cover plant constituents and why knowing them is vital to making effective medicine.
Students will acquire skills to support their own health and wellness and that of their loved ones by creating and using hand-crafted herbal remedies. There will be many opportunities to sample herbal remedies throughout the course as well as building a well equipped home herbal apothecary. It’s a transformational experience!
Each week unfolds with a unique lesson from a particular plant or plants. You will engage in an array of holistic botanical experiences that will take you deeper into the practice of herbalism through:
Plant identification using all your senses and basic botany, learning about and practicing sustainable and ethical wildcrafting (where, when, how, why, what part), exploring herbal actions and energetics and understanding how and why herbs have a positive effect on your health in a holistic way, learning effective medicine making techniques and practices by gaining knowledge of phytochemistry basics and how to pair plants with the correct mentrua for proper extraction that honors the gifts of the plants and yields exquisite remedies that “get the medicine to the people in ways they’ll enjoy taking, so that healing can occur.” You will also learn about using food as medicine, using critical thinking skills, developing your own materia medica, and practicing radical self-care!
Knowledge of plants and their medicines is based on a cultivating a deep relationship to the land, place and home. That means meeting and learning from the plants where they live. In the Botanical Primer, you are invited to experience a profoundly life changing relationship with nature and immerse yourself in the community you are already a welcome part of.
Get ready to meet new herbal friends, both plants and people, and experience for The Best Fridays Ever!