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Classes for January and February

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Finally, I’m posting classes with some lead time, so people can plan. Here are the upcoming classes for January and February: note* I’ve changed the start date for the Herbalism 101 classes.

Jan. 1 – Community class – join me in creating a vision board or photo collage. Free hang out day.

Jan. 12 – Formulating Healing Teas – Victrola Cafe 6:30 – 8:30, $35 includes all materials. A foundation in theory for formulating  herbal teas will be provided along with several combination choices, caffeinated and not; you’ll take home a canister of your own mix. ( and if you feel really inspired, the Rainbow Remedies is next door as well as a tea store down a block)

Jan. 15 – Winter Field Trip! Outside, rain or shine, get to know Nature and our outdoors in all the seasons. We can find  herbs in winter; pine and fir needles and resins, and roots.$20. Magnussen Park. 11-2

Jan. 18 – Salves and Lotions – Learn to make your own salves and lotions. Hands on class; you’ll take home a tin of each. $35 includes all materials. We’ll make a poplar bud salve, great for pain and healing. Victrola Cafe 6:30-8:30.

Jan. 26 – Making Jewelry from Nature -Get creative with jewelry made from bits of Nature! Each participant will receive a pair of silver stirling earring hooks and clasp for a necklace, there will also be wire to try out wire wrapping. The materials costs of this class are higher, so this class is $50 and must be reserved in advance. Victrola Cafe 6:30 – 8:30

Feb. 2 – Imbolc / Candlemas – the Magic of Herbal Candles. Candle making adding Nature, celebrating the quickening of Spring and the return of the light with herbs and crystals. Location tba, 6:30-8:30.

Feb 25 – Field Trip – Sea weed – learn about the benefits and types of seaweed out at the beach. Instructional only (you need a license to collect seaweed) $20 Golden Gardens Park

 

 

 

 

 

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classes, Teaching lectures, Uncategorized

An Evening with Matthew Wood

I’m excited to be collaborating with Natalie Hammerquist of Adiantum School of Plant Medicine and our friend Kate Sinon to bring Seattle an evening lecture with master herbalist Matthew Wood. The lecture is going to take place on the east side in south Bellevue, but it’s an easy commute to the Eastgate park and ride and we’ll be shuttling people from there to the house and back again.

The event will take place Monday, November 14 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

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Tickets are $35 at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2698609

Matthew will talk about the plants in his book “7 Herbs, Plants as Teachers” as well discussing the Doctrine of Signatures. He’s one of the premier herbalists of our day and has written several well known books, such as the “Earthwise Herbal”,Old World and New World versions; the foundational books of herbalism for many an herbalist. He has also developed much of the Western humoural herbal theory into it’s modern form.

Matthew Wood isn’t often in the Seattle area lecturing, so this is a must attend event if you’re hoping to learn from him in person!

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