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Personalized studies with interactive online community support. Complete online course with videos, assignments, live office hours, and unique ways to learn about holistic, socially responsible herbalism.

  • Built for budding herbalists with unique needs, who may feel resistant to online learning

  • In depth with over 90 common herbs

  • Lessons on common ailments and how to approach them holistically with herbs

  • Important historical figures and traditional remedies including recipes

  • Videos of "Plant Walks" and Demos

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Introductory Course

  • 2

    I Connecting to Earth Rhythms

    • A) Finding a Sit Spot

    • B)The Earth as a Being: Gaia Hypothesis

    • C) The Sun and Seasonal Influences

    • D) Lunar Influences

    • e) Astral Influences

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    II Tracing the Family Tree of Holistic Western Herbalism

    • A) The Western Tradition

    • B) A brief timeline of herbal medicine in the West

    • C) Sociopolitical aspects of being a herbalist

    • D) Legalities and the future of herbalism

    • My Fight to Free Fire Cider

  • 4

    III How Herbs Work

    • A) The Different Bodies: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Community

    • B Understanding herbalism and holistic theories

    • C) Models of Herbal Healing from Across the Globe

    • D) Properties and Actions

    • E) Administration of Herbs: Dose and Duration in Context of Levels

    • F) Dose, and Duration in Measurements with a Reference Chart

    • G) Safety Considerations

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    IV Sustainable Harvesting: Growing and Collecting Herbs

    • A) Cultivating Medicinal Herbs

    • B) Holistic Agriculture: Permaculture and Wildscapes

    • C) Botanical Identification

    • D)Weedcrafting/Wildcrafting

    • E) Harvesting, Drying,Storing, Labeling

    • F) Growing for Yourself Versus Others

  • 6

    V Guidelines for Healthy Living, Holistically

    • A) Prevention: The Gentle Strength of Weeds

    • B) Going with your Gut: The Ins and Outs of Healthy Digestion

    • C) Shiny Happy Skin

    • D) Detoxifying the Body: Do you need a cleanse?

    • E) Pain from Head to Toe

    • F) Just Relax! Mediating stress, anxiety, and depression

    • G) Loving your Lungs

    • H) Infections and Immune Health

    • L) Healthy Hearts

    • I) Regulating Reproductive Health

    • J) Life Changes: Pregnancy, Birth, Death and Grief

    • K) Bodycare and Fun

    • M) Bonus: Strategies to address Addiction

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    VI How to Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

    • A) Making Water Extracts: Infusions and Decoctions

    • Demo: Hot Infusion

    • Demo: Cold Infusion

    • Demo: Decoction

    • C) Infused Oils

    • E) Salve

    • D) Tincture

    • F) Glycerites

    • G) Vinegars

    • Demo Dry Plant Extracts: Tinctures Glycerites and Vinegars

    • H) Spritzers and Unique Creations

    • I) Flower Essences

    • J) Syrups

    • K) Powders and Plasters

    • L) Cooking with Herbs

    • L) Solvency and Chemistry

    • M) Quick Chart Reference Guide

  • 8

    VII Researching Herbal Medicine

    • A) Researching and Critical Evaluation of Herbal Research

    • B) Resources: Books, Journals, Groups and Websites

  • 9

    VIII Materia Medica

    • Overview of Introductory Materia Medica

  • 10

    IX Recipes for Resistance

    • Overview of Recipes and Resources

  • 11

    X Resources for Further Study

    • Fiction Books for Herbalists

  • 12

    Homework Due

    • Sit Spot Assignment

    • Historical Figure In Herbalism

    • Nutritive Weeds Plant Profiles

    • Nutritive Weed #2

    • Nutritive Weed #3

    • Digestive Herb #1

    • Digestive Herb #2

    • Digestive Herbs #3

    • Skin Herb #1

    • Skin Herb #2

    • Skin Herb #3

    • Cleansing Herb #1

    • Cleansing Herb #2

    • Cleansing Herb #3

    • Pain Herb #1

    • Paiin Herb #2

    • Pain Herb #3

    • Stress Herb #1

    • Stress Herb #2

    • Stress Herb #3

    • Respiratory Herbs #1

    • Respiratory Herb #2

    • Respiratory Herb #3

    • Immune Herb #1

    • Immune Herb #2

    • Immune Herb #3

    • Reproductive Herb #1

    • Reproductive Herb #2

    • Reproductive Herb #3

    • Bodycare and Fun Herb #1

    • Bodycare and Fun Herb #2

    • Bodycare and Fun Herb #3

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