To our friends, allies, herbalists and greater community,
Hello and happy Spring!
Three friends and I have been meeting and working to envision a foundational herbal studies program informed by and highlighting the diverse bioregions of the Hudson Valley. This June, through our collaborative project - Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School for Herbal Studies - we will introduce Seeds of Herbalism, our first-level offering. Please take a look!
This 40-hour course will provide students with a grounding in herbal medicine studies by developing the skills to work with plants for their own self-care and their community. From botany and medicine making to wild food gathering and plant cultivation, we hope to nurture in our students the capacity to connect with the spirit and personality of plants in the wild and in the garden. We will also explore the political implications of self-care, self-sufficiency and Health Justice as a foundational part of this program.
Class will meet one weekend a month from June to September 2016. Classes will take place in a variety of settings in the Hudson Valley – in personal and production herb gardens, kitchens, homes and in the woods.
Please visit our website to learn more about the program and to register. Be in touch if you have questions, and please share this with anyone who might be interested!
Hope to see you in the classroom!