An Introduction to Herbal Intuitive Medicine
You are invited to participate in learning the wisdom of plants through hands on experience with gardening, wildcrafting, medicine making, justice, entrepreneurship, embodiment and magic. Experience the ways of herbal medicine within ourselves by connecting with our ancestors, our intuition and our earthly contributions. Prepare to walk away with herbal knowledge rooted in cultural relativity, honorable harvest, spirit, ritual and remedies.
Candidates for this apprentice-style program must be open to self discovery, passionate about herbs and available to learn about diversity, oppression, appropriation, rematriation and liberation. No previous herbal or gardening experience necessary.
SCHEDULE FOR 2020
This 7-month apprenticeship-style program will be held the 3rd weekend of every month from April to October, except for May, which will be held on the final weekend. We will meet on Saturdays from 10-5 pm and Sundays 10-3 pm in South Burlington, Vermont with many site visits for wildcrafting during the program in other locations in the area. The dates are as follows...
2020 CLASS DATES:
April 18- 19th
May 30- 31st
June 20th- 21st
July 18- 19th (CAMPING TRIP)
*August 15- 16th
September 19- 20th
October 17- 18th
Classes will be held in South Burlington, except for the camping weekend and site visits.
Location of camping TBD
*The camping trip rain date will be August 15-16th
-Over 77 hours of scheduled educational time
-$100 worth of products to take home included
-Experience hands-on learning through gardening and medicine making
-50% off all classes offered outside of program
-Opportunity to complete an independent project
-Site Visits (wild crafting)
-50% off herbal consultation rates with Kenzie
-Payment plans for program
This herbal magic school goes beyond just herbalism and gardening. This program will address cultural appropriation, white supremacy, toxic use of the gender binary and land occupation within Western Herbalism and beyond. In this school, participants (including teachers) will be held accountable in changing these cultural paradigms within our community and within ourselves. We will be learning tools for change and personal ways of empowerment through tenderness, empathy, self love/care and ritual. This will greatly benefit us all personally and our communities of learning. Please contact us for further details on this intention.
Sliding Scale $1111-1333
VSAC grants available!
Full and partial scholarships available for BIPOC* and trans folx
$100 Deposit by March 9th, the SUPERMOON!
7 payments of $160-190
or 3 payments of $370-444
*BIPOC means Black, Indigenous, & People of Color
Plant communication and communion
Traditional herbal medicinal systems
Ancestral relationship to plants and healing
Food and herbal justice
Cultural appropriation versus cultural relativism
Magic of plant constituents and how to harness their powers
Meditation, ritual and ceremony
Horticultural techniques, including soil and compost creation and quality, seed to harvest, planting and gratitude practices, etc.
Business skills and entrepreneurship
Flower Essences and other spiritual preparations
Human body systems, focusing on the digestive, nervous and regenerative (reproductive) systems
Materia Medica of 7 plants
Lunar and other planetary cycles