Building Your Home Apothecary: an 8 month herbalism course with clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz
This course will be taught through the lens of herbalism as a tool for social justice, empowerment, and liberation
March – October 2019
one Sunday a month, 9am – 2:30pm // one Wednesday a month, 6:30 – 8:30pm
GROWING HERBS – we will plant and tend an apothecary garden through a full growing season. We’ll start seeds in March, learn about tending the garden, each student having a monthly garden workshift, and dig roots, save seeds, and put the garden to bed in the fall.
USING HERBS – medicinal actions, usage, and 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 a share of medicine we grow and make together. Some medicine will go towards community 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
COMMUNITY BUILDING – this class is a community project, you’ll get to know your classmates through group work and shared tasks.
$850 for 2020
Held at Bartram’s Garden.
Space is limited!