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Building Your Home Apothecary: An 8 Month Intro to Herbalism Course

  • Date: January 30, 2018 - January 31, 2018
  • Time: 7:00pm - 6:59pm


Clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz lead a comprehensive class that meets one Sunday a month (9am – 2:30pm) and one Wednesday a month (6:30 – 8:30pm) from March to October 2018. Meeting mostly at Bartram’s Garden, students will benefit from both hands-on and theoretical instruction on growing, preparing, and using herbal medicine. Space is limited! Due to overwhelming demand for the 2017 class, Kelly and Mandy will be asking interested students to brief applications, due no later than February  1st, 2018. Bartram’s Garden members are eligible to receive a discount of $20 off of the course if accepted, scholarships are available for students of color, payment plans are available and, additionally, two work trade positions are available for discounted tuition. If you have questions, email atticapothecary at gmail dot com or visit http://www.atticapothecary.com/2018-building-your-home-apothecary.html

Applications available by clicking on the grey button below!

GROWING HERBS – we will plant and tend an apothecary garden through a full growing season

USING HERBS – medicinal actions, usage, dosages of 24 plants will be covered in depth with plenty of dabbling in other plants

MAKING MEDICINE – using plants from our garden, we will learn simple methods for making tincture, tea, infused oil, and salve. Everyone will go home with medicine we grow and make together. Some medicine will go towards various disaster relief and as-needed projects to be decided by the students.

BODY SYSTEMS – overview of digestive, immune, nervous, respiratory, generative, urinary, and musculoskeletal systems, and which herbs can support these systems

HERBALISM IN CONTEXT – small group discussions of herbalism in a community context, today and historically

This course will be taught through the lens of herbalism as a tool for social justice, empowerment, and liberation