This class is for the folk herbalist interested in learning the basics of home preparedness. We will cover common health ailments such as the flu, injuries, and digestive complaints and their herbal allies.
The medicine of plants is contained within their phytoconstituents, and these can be extracted with various menstrua (natural solvents) to create herbal preparations..
An introduction to basic first aid care and emergency preparedness. Incorporated are elements of Wilderness First Aid, Occupational First Aid, and herbal remedies to together create a holistics and far-reaching approach.
A half-day walkabout becoming acquainted with local plants, both those who evolved on this continent and recent transplants. We will begin the class with a short history of Western Herbalism and Botany, and learn about sustainable harvesting techniques and foraging culture.