WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE  BY REQUEST

The workshops listed below are ‘as you wish’ courses/talks!! Some may also be currently already or coming up, so take a look at this Upcoming Classes page!

Do you have a small group of people interested in a particular course or a completely different herbal or health topic? Let me know. We can organize a private group talk for you and your friends.

Health and Herbs Seminars & Workshops

Materia Medica I & Materia Medica II- 2 separate in depth plant study seminar series discussing the most important herbs everyone should know

An old herbalist once said, “Learn 30 herbs, and learn them well, and you will be able to treat most of what crosses your path.” The finer details and specific characteristics of the herbs will be discussed. For example, it will help you to choose from a list of nervines – do you know when you need chamomile and when you turn to lavender? In each of these two seminar series we will discuss 30 different key local herbs.

Length: Eight sessions, 2 1/2 hrs each

Start date: currently running

Cost: $240 and includes monographs for each herb discussed Topics in this course include:

  • We will discuss the herbal energetics, uses, preparations, distinctions from other similarly used herbs, cautions and contra indications, when to harvest, the individual plant essences and characteristics
  • First hand experience through organoleptic pharmacology taste testing, and more.

While this seminar series is classroom-based, we will interact with the plants through trying samples of different teas and tinctures, so please know that while this is a very informational class, we will also be working on building our own relationships with the plants.

Seminar series: How To Be Your Own Herbalist

10 two and a half hour sessions, 1 evening per week Includes introductory materia medica, herbal and tissue energetics, therapeutics, important patho/physiology, organoleptic pharmacology, essential nutrition and more. Notes provided each week.

Cost: $350

Start date: currently running

For 20+ years now I have been saying that we need to get a herbalist back in every household again. You’ll learn about herbal remedies and how to optimize your health, as well as some more hands-on diagnosis techniques. For example, basal body temperature, pupillary reflexes, blood pressure, etc. These days we typically hand our health and our kids’ health over to doctors. Yet, we used to know how to do much as every woman was a herbalist—observations of health changes, awareness of herbal remedies, and being acutely attuned to our environment. These classes are NOT meant to take the place of going to your doctor, rather they are simply here to help inform you. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about herbal medicine, or improving your own health with natural remedies, this is a comprehensive course designed to help you be able to help yourself and your family – be your own herbalist! Topics in this course include: * introductory materia medica (key herbs that are safe and commonly used for each system of the body) * herbal and tissue energetics (how to best match up the herbs to the signs and symptoms) * therapeutics (how to use the herbs, and when) * key patho/physiology (how to better understand what the body is trying to communicate with each sign or symptoms) * organoleptic pharmacology (increasing our understanding of the medicinal properties of the herbs through tasting) * essential nutrition, and more. Another example of an at-home diagnostical tool we’ll be be going through is urine analysis. I recommend that everyone buys urine analysis dipsticks, and we go through and we talk about how to read a urine analysis. Ex., how do I know if I’ve got a bladder infection?  –we can do a urine dipstick. This 10-week course is about making things a little more practical for at home so you are able to remedy yours and your family’s health, and, we also talk about the more serious symptoms, so you know when you need to refer to a doctor to or take your child to a doctor. While this seminar series is classroom-based, we will interact with the plants through trying samples of different teas and tinctures, so please know that while this is a very informational class, we will also be working on building our own relationships with the plants.

Part II – How To Be Your Family’s Herbalist

8 three-hour evening sessions Includes intermediate material medical, herbal and tissue/system energetics, therapeutics, patho/physiology, organoleptic pharmacology, case studies, and more. Notes provided each week.

Cost: $240

Start date: not currently scheduled

Infectious Diseases Workshop

This informative one-day workshop will cover what herbs and foods one should keep on hand in the event of an infectious disease outbreak in your home. Prevention strategies, herbal therapies, as well as learning the lost art of the extremely effective mustard plasters, poultices, steam inhalations, etc. will be demonstrated.

Cost: $80 – pre-registration only

Location & date: not currently scheduled, please contact Christine if you have a group of people interested in this class

Autoimmunity and Systemic Inflammation

Looking at root causes, the stages, how to turn down inflammation as well as prevent it. We will look at using diet, supplements, lifestyle aspects and herbs as our tools to do so. Notes provided each week. Time: Three evenings, 1 evening a week; 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location: Not currently scheduled

Cost: $100

Plant Walks

Herb Walk Series

Monthly Herb Walks 6 walks, 2 hrs each.   In these two hour herb walks we will identify a variety of plants and discuss medicinal and edible properties. The benefit of doing a herb walk a month, you get to learn to identify the plants at various developmental stages. Sundays –  1pm to 3pm

Dates: May 6th, June 3rd, July 8th, August 19th, September 23rd, October 21st,  2018

Location: My place at Otter River Farms, Port Burwell

Cost: $25/walk or $125 for the series

Tree Medicines of the Carolinian Forests

In this workshop we will actually head out into the woods to learn how to identify trees and study them in all their splendor!! The medicinal and edible wonders of the precious trees will be discussed along with touching on some of the history and folklore reminding us of the importance of these forests. Bring a picnic lunch, hiking boots, dressed for the elements!

Date: Saturday July 28th 2018

Time: 10am to 4 PM – bring a paper bag lunch

Location: My place at Otter River Farms, Port Burwell

Cost: $80 – pre-registration only

A Culinary Celebration of Weeds

Does all good fresh home grown vegetables really have to come with lots of labor, sweat and tears? What if we did not have to buy the seeds, plant them, water them, hoe them and all the babying that our vegetables gardens require? With edible locally abundant weeds, we get the delicious and nutritious without the sweat and tears. Learn to identify our locally abundant edible weeds and how to incorporate them into your daily meals.

Date: Sunday September 9th 2018

Time: 11am to 1pm – includes a weedy green salad lunch!

Location: My place at Otter River Farms, Port Burwell

Cost: $45 – pre-registration only

The POWER of Green  – Juicing!

We will go around the herb gardens, vegetable garden and barnyard collecting a variety of herbs, weeds and vegetables and turn it into liquid green gold!!! We will talk about the healing benefits of juicing.

Date: Saturday September 22nd 2018

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: My place at Otter River Farms, Port Burwell

Cost: $40 – pre-registration only

Plant Consciousness & Herbal Field Experience Program

***Registration is currently closed ***

Time: One weekend per month from May to October – Saturdays 10 am to 5pm & Sundays 9am to 4 pm.

Cost: $600 paid in full by May 1st (a deposit of $100 is required to hold your place)

Accommodation: on-site free camping (meals and camping gear are not provided)

Program Description: 1 weekend per month intensive for 6 months; learning outcomes will focus on the practical side of herbal medicine. Topics discussed include wild crafting and harvesting herbs, edible wilds, herbal medicine preparations, organoleptic pharmacology, plant identification, personal plant projects, plant consciousness/spirit medicine, group studies, and more! Although it is a field experience, the course will not only help one to learn about, as well as develop relationships on various levels with the plants in and around their garden and in the wild, but it is also about the real herbal medicine and that is herbs as a vehicle for a personal healing journey inward. It is an exercise of learning to fully trust one’s self. It is a beautiful and transformative process with like minded people.

Medicine-Making Classes

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop – Part 1 – Dried Herbs

In this one day workshop we will learn how to use dried herbs to make a variety of herbal medicines, including tinctures, decoctions, infusions, infused oils and more. Notes provided

Time: 10am to 4pm – bring a paper bag lunch with you

Cost: $100 – pre-registration only

Location: My Place, at Otter River Farms, Ontario

Date: if not already currently scheduled, please contact Christine if you have a group of people interested in this class

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop – Part 2 – Fresh Herbs

In this one day workshop we will learn how to use fresh herbs to make a variety of herbal medicines, including tinctures, infused oils, creams, salves and more. Notes provided

Time: 10am to 4pm – bring a paper bag lunch with you

Cost: $100 – pre-registration only

Location: My Place, at Otter River Farms, Ontario

Date: if not already currently scheduled, please contact Christine if you have a group of people interested in this class

Medicine Making Series

Monthly Medicine Making Classes – 6 medicine classes, 2 hrs each In these two hour classes we are going to focus on making the more obscure herbal medicines that are not covered in the full day medicine making workshops, such as flower essences, smudge sticks,

Time: 1pm to 3 pm *

Dates: May 12th, June 10th, July 15th, August 19th (*10am to 12pm this class only), September 30th, October 28th 2018

Location: My Place, at Otter River Farms, Ontario

Cost: $30/class or $150 for the series – pre registration only

Herbal Alchemy Classes

Alchemy and Herbs – Part 1

Come and explore the secrets of this ancient study of transmutation. For centuries alchemy has been studied by many great scientists and leaders in their time, such as Paracelsus, Avicenna, Goethe, Newton, St Thomas Aquinas and Jung. Why so much interest? The Magnum opus – Greater Works as well as the Lesser Works, referred to as Plant Alchemy will be studied. Length: Six evening classes 2 1/2 hrs long – Notes provided each week.

Cost: $200

Location & date: not currently scheduled, please contact Christine if you have a group of people interested in this class

Plant Magick and Miracles – Herbal Alchemy Part 2 – NEW

In Part 1 of the Herbal Alchemy, we looked at ways to clear our mind and body returning us back to our original nature. In Part 2 we will take what we learned in Part 1 and more deeply explore the magick in God’s creation. We will look at ways that we can bring that magick in our lives to help us manifest, thus make magick, and bring miracles in our lives. Notes provided each week. Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2 8 evenings, 2 ½ hours each evening

Cost: $240

Location & date: not currently scheduled, please contact Christine if you have a group of people interested in this class

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