Bark Harvest Intensive

This all-day class provides a rare opportunity to experience educational wildcrafting.  We will learn to identify and harvest a selection of the following trees: willow, prickly ash, witch hazel, birch, and/or cherry, based on seasonal availability.  Wildcrafting methods and ethics will be discussed, as well as bark processing techniques and medicinal uses for your family’s health.  Participants take home plenty of processed bark.  Please sign up early as this class tends to fill up!  Sign up period for this class closes October 15.

October 19, 11 AM-4 PM, $100.  Raindate October 26.  This class is not appropriate for young children as we use knives and handsaws.

Advanced Tincture-Making Intensive

This all-day class offers an in-depth look at making great herbal tinctures.  We will focus on important concepts such as solubility and energetics to make reliably effective tinctures at home.  Principles of formulation will also be discussed.  Participants make and take home a tincture.  This class is taking place inside, due to the vagaries of Vermont weather in November.  Sign up period for this class closes November 2.

November 9, 11 AM-4 PM, $100

January TBD

Medicinal Herbs in the Vegetable Garden Intensive

Just in time to plan your gardens!  This all-day intensive provides an in-depth discussion of growing medicinal plants in the home garden.  We will focus particularly on using medicinals as companion plants in the vegetable garden, as well as creating microclimates for optimal cultural conditions and on spring and fall maintenance of perennials.  Other relevant topics will also be covered. Sign up period for this class closes March 30.

April 7, 11 AM-3 PM, $100

Free Medicinal Plant Walk

Celebrate Earth Day with a calm amble to meet the medicinal weeds of spring in Brattleboro.  We will discuss how to find them, medicinal uses, and safety concerns.  Children are welcome.

Saturday, May 12, 4-4:30 PM, Brattleboro location TBA

Although this event is free, RSVP is required.

Japanese Knotweed Harvest Intensive

This all-day class provides a rare opportunity to experience educational wildcrafting.  We will learn to identify and harvest Japanese Knotweed.  Medicinal uses, preparation techniques, culinary use, and wildcrafting ethics will be discussed.  Participants take home plenty of processed roots.  Please sign up early as this class tends to fill up!  Sign up period for this class closes 1 week prior to class.

May TBD, $100

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