introduction to herbal medicine and Practices program

NOW ENROLLING FOR 2023 APPRENTICESHIP!
If you're interested in our 2023 program, please apply at the link below.  The 2023 program will have two separate circles; one date in Philadelphia and another in Western Massachusetts. Email with any questions.  
All applicants will be contacted in January 2023










 
 
Together we will learn:
- the foundations of herbalism, its history and origins
- various methods of hands on medicine making
- plant identification
- ethics of practice, including ethical and sustainable foraging/wildcrafting
- ways to incorporate plant medicine and magic into your daily life to support yourself, family and friends
- learn to tune deeper in with your own body to begin to take your own health back into your hands
 
- herbal self care
- confidently learn to work with herbs for common ailments 

Together we will journey through the seasons, exploring ways to incorporate plant medicine and magic into your lives. In addition to folk herbal medicine teachings, we will work with earth spirit practices, like the wheel of the year, plant communication, plant ally journeys, meditation, and more.  We will gather once a month in person and again once a month virtually from March through October.  Dates for 2023 are still TBD, and we have two potential circles; one in Philadelphia and one in Western Massachusetts.  Philadelphia will likely be a Monday or Saturday for the in-person dates from 11-2 or 3.  Philadelphia locations will vary as we will sometimes be gathering at state or city parks, in my garden or at the apothecary.  There are also opportunities for Philadelphia apprentices to come to Western Massachusetts for our circle or for additional continued learning outside of our monthly gatherings. 


 

 

What to expect:
Each month we will gather once either at the store, in my garden, or at a state or local city park, and again once on zoom for further discussion of the applications of the plants we met or discussed that month, for home medicine making, or other related discussion.  We also encourage you to take advantage of coming into the store to help out or helping out in Kim’s garden.  The depths to which you take this apprenticeship is in your hands.  Opportunities like helping out in store or on our land will provide more hands-on work with medicine making, learning about herbs and their actions, and constitutional prescribing, etc.  

 

We will gather from 11-2 or 3 on the in-person days, so please be prepared to have lunch with us.  Everyone should bring a dish to share, and please bring your own utensils and plate.  Please also have with you a bottle of water, sun protection, and an insect repellent.  We recommend St John’s Wort (or St J’s) Oil as a sun protectant and can provide recommendations for insect repellent if you'd like.  Please, no aerosol or chemical based sunscreen or insect repellents. Given the continued current state of things, if you're feeling unwell, please do stay home and rest and contact us as soon as you can so that we can arrange for someone to call you in to join us via phone or zoom whenever possible.



Applications are open for the 2023 program.
Please click below to apply and for more information. 


APPLICATION- click here



Tuition and Fees
Our plan for this year and moving forward is to implement a program that is truly inclusive by making the program have an honor based variable scale in tuition.  We ask that apprentices choose the investment that is the maximum they are able to contribute given their financial circumstances.
 
Work trade options are also available on a very limited basis. 
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