We invite you to study herbal medicine here at the Blessed Maine Herb Farm School of Herbal Medicine. Cross the threshold into THE WAY OF THE WILD HEART and engage the spirit of the healing herbs with community herbalist, organic gardener, author and teacher, Gail Faith Edwards as your guide.
Plant medicines possess the unique property of regeneration. They are life supportive, deeply nourishing and enhance the health of our body, mind and spirit in significant ways. We have a natural affinity for plant medicines since we are made of the very same substances.
Come learn how to support your health and that of your family with the same plants that have been used for many thousands of years and still grow all around us.
SUMMER 2017 CLASSES AT BLESSED MAINE HERB FARM
Summer 2017 WILD HEART HERBAL WISDOM SERIES
AN INTERNSHIP with Gail Faith Edwards
May - October
BODY SYSTEMS AND MATERIA MEDICA
CULTIVATING /WILDGATHERING MEDICINAL HERBS
HERB PROCESSING - HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING
PRAYER & CEREMONY
This will be an intense herbal learning experience and will demand your time, attention, focus, physical strength and a passion for and dedication to herbal learning. You will need to be highly motivated, able to take direction and thrive with both academic as well as hands on learning.
We will meet weekly in the School House at Blessed Maine Herb Farm for a 5 hour Body Systems class. We will have a total of 15 formal five hour class sessions. In addition, you will commit to working in the herb gardens, drying room and production kitchen a minimum of two days per week, 5 hours per day. This class requires you to be at the Blessed Maine Herb Farm three days per week – for a total of 15 hours per week/60 hours per month. You will need to set aside additional time for personal reading and study.
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the class upon successful completion, which includes attendance at all formal classes and a total of at least 300 hours logged. 75 of those hours will be formal class time, 225 will be working directly with the herbs as they demand, according to season.
Our formal classes meet on Tuesday’s 11 – 4 beginning in late May. Dates are May 23, 30, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, October 3. The 2 days of the hands-on gardening/wildgathering/herb processing components of this class will be assigned according to each student’s personal schedule.
Class fee is $1500 A payment plan is available. Please contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23 – 25, 2017 - COMMUNITY HERBALIST RETREAT - This will be a relaxed and rejuvenating time spent among those who share a love of plants and all things healing. We'll spend time together in the gardens and in the wild, time at the lake, we’ll walk the medicine trail down to the stream, review and sharpen our medicine making skills, our plant identification skills, enjoy ceremony and deepen our sense of community support as we move forward as community herbalists.
Guest herbalist/teachers! Seven organic meals and camping included. Register for the Community Herbalist Retreat at the link provided below.
Sunday July 9, 2017 - ROSALIA DAY - A day in celebration of the roses. We'll celebrate all things rose today, discuss the history, lore, medicine, magic and science associated with the rose and other Rosaceae family plants such as the hawthorn, Our Lady's mantle, meadowsweet, and apple, plum and cherry. We'll make spirit medicines; an elegant rose elixir, rose hydroso, which we will distill in the copper alembic still and mugwort and rose incense. 11- 4, bring a lunch, we'll serve an herbal beverage. $75 includes all materials. Register for Rosalia at the link provided below.
ONLINE CLASSES – New Class starts January 28, 2017
Year-long Herbal Medicine Correspondence Course - BODY SYSTEMS AND CORRESPONDING MATERIA MEDICA at the link below. This class is a prerequisite for Phase 2 of the 3 year Community Herbalist Program.
HERBAL PHARMACY - THE ART OF HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING - a 16 week on-line class. See link below. This class is a prerequisite for Phase 2 of our 3 year Community Herbalist Program.
See link to 3 YEAR COMMUNITY HERBALIST PROGRAM below.
SACRED TREES MEDICINE TREES See link below.
OUR LADY OF THE GREEN See link below.
ORGANIC GARDENING CLASS See link below.
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Athens, Maine 04912
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