Join us for a truly one-of-a-kind experience delving deeply into the medicine of our native medicinal plant allies.
During the intensives, each class centres around one of our native medicinal forest plants and incorporates plant spirit work, materia medica (including scientific studies), ethical wild harvesting, and medicine making.
Classes meet from 9:30am-4:00pm every Sunday for 4 weeks. Classes are located in our new geodome/classroom in Brentwood Bay and in the nearby forests and wild places.
Each class is hands-on and heart-centred, focusing on one native medicine plant. There will be a plant spirit medicine lesson and practice each day, as well as time spent wildcrafting and making medicine together.
At the end of each class students will go home with detailed handouts on course material, a herbal product that they prepared in class, and will be steeped in connection to their new herbal ally in the forest.
The plants we will be working with for the fall 2016 intensive of Forest Medicine are:
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa)
Old Man’s Beard (Usnea longissima)
Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa)
The herbal medicines we will be preparing in class include:
Fresh plant tincture