Beginners Herbalism Program
An Energetic Perspective
In this program we will focus on a framework for approaching herbalism and plant relationships through an energetic and ethical lens. We will center anti-oppression concepts as a core component to this program. We will spend our time together slowing down in plant meditation, being in and talking about our bodies, lecturing as well as engaging in discussion with one another, and doing activities in the skills building portion of this program.
Skills we will develop in this program include: herbal medicine making techniques and tools for, ideas about ethically sourcing herbs, plant identification, energetic approach to herbalism, flower and environmental medicine making, plant mediation technique and building intuitive skills around plant relations, materia medica, and plant actions in the body.
While most of the content of these classes will be taught by Fern, we will be hosting guest teachers throughout the 7 weeks.
This program is appropriate for both beginners as well as folks with experience working with plants looking to learn more about the energetics.
$525 is the cost of the program. You are welcome to make a one time, in full payment or pay in 3 payments of $175, the first payment will secure your spot in the program and the following two are due July 1st and august 1st.
*Scholarships and sliding scale available to people of color, please inquire via email to learn more about these offerings.
This program will be held in Olympia on Nisqually and Squaxin traditional territory, with some off site plant walks and farm/garden visits. For folks without cars we will be carpooling off site.
*to be connected with other folks traveling to Olympia for this program please do contact Fern via email
Time and Dates
This program will be offered in two session offerings - Thursdays or Saturdays - June-August
Thursday Session Dates: June 13, 27th, July 11th, 25th, August 8th, 22nd, 29th
Saturday Session Dates: June 8th, 15th, July 6th, 20th, August 3rd, 17th, 31st
Days will run 10-4pm for a total 35 hours of class time
Basic tools needed for note taking: pens, pencils, notebook
Some additional supplies such as alcohol, apple cider vinegar, jars will be needed for the class, this list will be sent upon registration to the class.
Additional supplies such as gloves, clippers and buckets or baskets may be helpful but are not required.
contact Fern with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org