Seasonal Apprenticeship Program
Plant Medicine and Practices
We are so excited to announce that we are launching a 7-8 month apprenticeship opportunity beginning Spring 2022!
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
- 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
Together we will journey through the seasons and wheel of the year, exploring ways to incorporate plant medicine and magic into your lives. We will gather once a month in person and again once a month virtually from March through October. Dates still TBD, and will be a Tuesday for the in-person dates from 11-2 or 3. Locations will vary as we will sometimes be gathering at state or city parks, and other times in my garden or at the apothecary.
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. We also encourage you to take advantage of coming into the store to help out or helping out in Kim’s garden here in Fishtown. The depths to which you take this apprenticeship is in your hands. Opportunities like helping out in store 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 now open for this program, and will close on January 31st.
Please click below to apply and for more information.
Tuition and Fees
$50 application processing fee (non-refundable),
due after we connect with you to move forward with your application.
Tuition must be paid in full within two weeks after acceptance into the program.
Work trade discounts available upon request