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Goldenrod Herbal Studies: Nervous System Materia Medicas

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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One event on October 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

Bartram’s Garden Conference Room
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States

 

​Do you…

  • Want to expand and deepen your understand of some of the primary herbs to keep in your home apothecary?
  • Want to study herbal medicine with others, in person? 
  • Have a hard time finding reliable, well sourced info when trying to research herbal medicine online? 
  • Want to know the best way to use each herb and what dosage to take
  • Enjoy lecture-style learning?

The Nervous System Herbs Materia Medica workshop is part of the Goldenrod Herbal Studies series, taught by Clinical Herbalist Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary.

This workshop is divided into two days: October 1-2, 9am-3pm. It can be taken individually or together with the other two workshops in the Body Systems & Materia Medica series: Immune System Herbs (December 3-4) and  Digestive System Herbs (January 28 and 29).

 These weekend intensives give you the opportunity to dive deep with 13 different plants, with a focus on supporting one body system. The curriculum will go over each body system briefly, with a focus on tasting and talking about each plant individually, including:

 

  • Specific indications: why would you choose this plant over similar plants
  • Common uses
  • Pharmacology
  • Which medicine preparation methods work best
  • Dosage instructions
  • Safety info and contraindications
  • Cultural, emotional, and spiritual uses

  • Common and botanical latin names
  • Which part of this plant is used
  • Tasting, touching, smelling the plant medicine
  • Plant ID
  • Growing / harvesting info
  • Herbal energetics: hot, cold, damp, dry
  • Plant actions

New to the world of herbal medicine making? be sure to check out the preceding workshops: Medicine Making Foundations I and II!

Please read the following details for information on pricing, payment plans, and other workshops in the Goldenrod Herbal Studies series.

 

This course includes 2 sessions, running from 9 am-3 pm on:

  • Saturday, October 1
  • Sunday, October 2

Your registration includes both sessions.

Course Pricing & Scholarships

$240 for Medicine Making Intermediate I and II 

$400 for the entire Medicine Making course (Foundations I and II, Intermediate I and II)

$600 for all 7 workshops in the series (save $240)

 

If you sign up for more than one weekend, use the code MINUS50 for $50 off the second weekend. 

Scholarships: There will be two half-price scholarships available for each workshop module for students with financial need, prioritizing BIPOC, trans, and disabled students.

Send Kelly an email at atticapothecary@gmail.com to check availability!

  

Payment Plans:

Payment plans are open to everyone. The registration system does not allow payment plans to be used with coupon codes.

If you’d like to use a coupon code AND you’d like to use a payment plan,  register by just putting down the first deposit, and send an email to atticapothecary@gmail.com .The instructor will honor coupon code discount and send invoices to be paid monthly.

Supplies & Additional Costs

All herbs, beeswax, and salve containers are provided. You will need to supply alcohol, oil, cheesecloth, and a few glass jars (the complete materials list will be sent once you register). These materials will cost approximately $50-$75.

Related Courses

Medicine Making Foundations

I: September 10-11

II: October 8-9 

Medicine Making Intermediate I: December 10-11 (to be taken with Intermediate II)

Body Systems + Materia Medica

Nervous System Herbs: October 1-2

Immune System Herbs: December 3-4

Digestive System Herbs: January 28-29

 

$600 for all 7 weekends (save $240)

About Goldenrod Herbal Studies

The Goldenrod Herbal Studies series is taught by Clinical Herbalist Kelly McCarthy of the Attic Apothecary and offers in-depth herbal studies in bite-sized modules.

10% of all income generated from the school will be going to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Land Honorarium. Read more here.

COVID Safety

Plan to wear masks while indoors, and adjust COVID considerations if things change considerably. The medicine-making classes are designed for in-person learning, and won’t be moved online.

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available up to 10 days before the start of the class.
50% refunds are available up to 2 days before the start of the class
No refunds are available the day before or day of the class.
$50 of the registration deposit is non-refundable

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