Yarrow Harvest Intensive
Saturday, June 5th
Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm
Fee: $125
Instructor: Heather Bruno



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Wild yarrow, Achillea millefolium,  is a simply beautiful yet incredibly complex plant that works synergistically with the body’s needs to support health and well-being. Its unique and often contradictory actions go beyond physical uses to support us emotionally as well. Yarrow both elevates and grounds, stimulates and relaxes, promotes and moderates, warms and cools.

Yarrow does it all!

In an amazing setting on the shores of gorgeous Puget Sound,  just an hour or so from Seattle, students will learn how to correctly identify yarrow using all our senses. We will go in depth on ethical wildcrafting.  100% positive identification and harvesting at the right time, witht he right intention, for the best quality medicine is key. I will share yarrow’s  history, traditional uses, habitat, constituents, and all the many, many ways  you can incorporate this lovely aromatic plant into your life! I will cover  a ton about phytochemical constituents in the context of holistic herbalism, helping you see plants as more than the sum of their parts. We will explore case studies,  pairing yarrow with other herbs to achieve desired outcomes and increase efficacy,  discuss formulation, dosage,safety, and more!

Make and Take: Students have the option to make and take home 2 half pints of tincture, elixir, honey, vinegar, or oxymel.  I will have lots of samples to help you decide!

I will also provide detailed information about each menstruum best extraction methods  so  students will be able to make informed decisions about which remedies will be right for them!

Additionally, if it is a sunny day, students will learn how to make a infused solar and yarrow living water flower remedy using cenermony and intention. Flower remedies are incredible medicine that work on an\ spiritual and  emotional level. Yarrow is a plant that helps us find our courage, buffers stress as it helps us set and  maintain energetic boundaries so we are not depleted by the negativity of others. Yarrow is a friend who intuitively knows our deepest needs and supports us in finding our best self, shining a light on our path. Come meet a dear new friend!

Camano Island. Directions will be in the confirmation email. 

What To Bring: 

  • Small basket or fabric grocery bag
  • Clean scissors, cutting board and chopping knife
  • 2 clean wide mouth half pint jars
  • 1 ounce bottle with dropper – must be clean and unused
  • ½ pint  local honey – must be liquid (not crystalized or “whipped”)
  • ½ pint organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pint 151 proof vodka
  • Notebook
  • Lunch, plenty of water. It may be hot, please bring extra water
  • Camp chair
  • Sunblock, umbrella to keep the sun off if desired
  • Please check the weather report and dress appropriately as the east side may have decidedly different weather than west side.