midsummer Farm


An Herbal Community
Not only do you gain a solid understanding and plan for using herbs in supporting the health and well-being of your household, but you also become a part of our Midsummer Farm Herbal Community.

Herbal Students are invited to various gatherings and events... And they get to shop our plant sales early! Over the years, we are becoming an ever-evolving and developing supportive and fun group of local and passionate herbalists.

 



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Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:


An Herbal Community: Not only do you gain a solid understanding and plan for using herbs in supporting the health and well-being of your household, but you also become a part of our Midsummer Farm Herbal Community. Herbal Students are invited to various gatherings and events... And they get to shop our plant sales early! Over the years, we are becoming an ever-evolving and developing supportive and fun group of local and passionate herbalists.

Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:



Price is $485.00 and includes one of my favorite herb books on medicine making, materials, herbs, handouts.

Check Schedule for Availability |  Please register in advance.


Outline for each session (but much more will be covered as the course evolves):


Session 1) Liver Cleansing Detoxing, Gut and Bowel Health

HERB FOCUSES: Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Mucilages, Burdock, and more.

USING: Teas (water decoctions), Tincturing (alcohol-infusions)

FOOD FOCUS: Raw Food Salads, Herbal Juices



Session 2) Antibiotics, Antivirals, Antifungals, Colds and Flus, Respiratory Health, Infections, Sore Throats

HERB FOCUSES: Garlic, Echinacea, Marshmallow, goldenseal, thymol, baical skullcap, elecampane, oregano, and more.

USING: Syrups and lozenges

FOOD FOCUS: Broths, Soups, Steams



Session 3) External Healing - Skin Health, Cellulose, Varicose Veins, Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Chronic Skin Issues, Sunburn

HERB FOCUSES: Calendula, Violet, Yarrow, Arnica, Comfrey, Self Heal, Umbelliferae family, and more.

USING: Oil-infusions, salves, lip balms, ointments, poultices.

FOOD FOCUS: Seeds, Roots, and Spices of Umbelliferae family



Session 4) Anti-inflammatory Herbs, Bug Bites, and Allergies

HERB FOCUSES: Licorice Root, Pain-killers, nettles, plantain, tumeric, chickweed, feverfew, meadowsweet, and mints.

USING: Variety - bringing them all together.

FOOD FOCUS: Green, Chlorophyl Rich Recipes



Session 5) Hormone Balancing, Digestion and Metabolism, Anxiety, Stress

HERB FOCUSES: Nervines and adaptogens, Oats, Kelp, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Red Clover, St. John's Wort, Blue Vervain, and Raspberry Leaf.

USING: Variety - bringing them all together.

FOOD FOCUS: Herbal Cocktails, Chickpea and Cannellini Bean and Herb recipes  



This is an intensive herbal course, like our Living with Herbs Course, but this course is designed around usages of herbs rather than chronological herbalism. These two classes can be taken together in the same year for a very intense herbalism experience or in two separate years to stretch out your herbal learning experience. 


Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary is a 5 Session intensive herbalism course.


In this intensive course, you'll be building your own herb-based household health plan, as well as your own herbal medicine cabinet, beauty spa, and emotional well-being resource.


Along with delving into natural herbal approaches to healing and vital health, each session will also involve how to grow and maintain a plentiful and abundant herb garden as well as how to harvest, store, and make use of the herbs you grow effectively. Full day by day outline is below...




Intensive Full-Day Sessions - 5 Sessions

 10 am -to  3pm


Starting Saturdays in February 2017:​
     Session 1: Saturday, February 18th
     Session 2: Saturday, March 4th 
     Session 3: Saturday, April 8th 
     Session 4: Saturday, June 10th 
     Session 5: Saturday, July 1st


Advanced Registration is Required | Still time to register!

This intensive course costs $485/person

You can register here, using PayPal:











(or please feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have  - barbara@midsummerfarm.com)

Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course at Midsummer Farm