Practical Herbalism 2015

Course Details

Beginning on May 28th, 2015 the class will meet one Thursday a week from 6:30PM to 8:30PM for 5 weeks.

The fall session begins on September 3rd, 2015 where class will meet every Thursday from 6:30PM to 9:00PM for 11 weeks.

Course Objectives
  • To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.
  • To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn bydoing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.
  • To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.
Additional Information
  • Participants must enroll for all sessions
  • The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.
  • Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.
  • Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • The cost for the entire course will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products.
Certification & Credits

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time.

Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

View the pdf to print and share: Herbal Medicine for Our Changing Times Practical Course 2015