Upcoming Classes & Events

The Best of the FES Remedies with Martin Bulgerin
Location: BioPsciences Institute, 3249 Hennepin Av. S., Suite 235
Date/Time: 4 Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30, starting Apr 16
Cost: $35 an evening

The FES flower essence kit is a large collection of essences, some that are so useful they come up every day, others only once in a blue moon. This series of 4 evening classes covers the most important 30 or so remedies from the FES that you will use most often. Descriptions of these remedies are on a deeper level than can be found in most books, based on several decades of my experience with these subtle energies and how they work in people, including correspondences to the human chakra system. This is one of my advanced topics in flower essence work, so some prior experience is recommended.
>> To register contact Martin at bunlion@bitstream.net or 612-872-7998 (at least one week in advance, please) or for further information
>> BioPsciences Institute web site: http://www.BioPscInst.com/bpi/

Where is the juggernaut of 5G Small Cell Antennas, IoT and Drive
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
at LIFE Unlimited II MN Health
6501 Portland Ave, Richfield

Where is the juggernaut of 5G Small Cell Antennas, IoT and Driver less Cars Taking Us? Is it the path to Security and Economic Greatness, as is touted for, or the road to a Toxic Police State? Leo Cashman will present this month at the Tuesday April 9th meeting of Life Unlimited.

More information on the Life Unlimited II MN Health Facebook page


Friends of the Mississippi River
Annual River Gorge Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 20, 2019 • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Taking place just off of West River Parkway, this family-friendly cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. We've returned to this site year after year and have noticed a dramatic improvement to the area thanks to dedicated volunteers like you!

To participate, simply show up at either E 36th St & W River Parkway or E 44th St & W River Parkway to sign-in with Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff. We'll provide all of the supplies, however, if you have your own gloves feel free to bring them along. Sturdy shoes are strongly suggested as well as dressing in layers for the weather.

Learn more at https://fmr.org/events/2019/04/20/join-us-annual-minneapolis-earth-day-cleanup. Advanced registration for this event is not required, however, if you have a group of 10-20 people, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, akilgore@fmr.org or 651.222.2193 x31. For groups of 20+ please contact Erica Chua, echua@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6479 to be assigned a location that will better fit your group size.
Thank you,
Friends of the Mississippi River
101 East 5th Street, Suite 2000
Saint Paul, MN 55101


Independent Bookstore Day at Terrace Horticultural Books
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Terrace Horticultural Books
503 St. Clair Ave. in St. Paul

In lieu of our Spring Open House, we have scheduled a day for you to visit the bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day April 27, a Saturday, from 10-4pm. Stop by for a visit. We will have the coffee pot on. You can join the conversation among the bookshelves.

Terracehorticulturalbooks.com is always available and stocked with offers of over 26,000 items for sale and ready for shipment to you. Check it out, the database is searchable and secure for ordering online.
Terrace Horticultural Books
503 St. Clair Ave. in St. Paul


2019 Friends School Plant Sale
Friday, May 10: 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday, May 11: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 12: 10 am - 2 pm

Friends School Plant Sale — with more than 2,450 plant varieties — may be the largest plant sale in the U.S. It’s a fund-raising event sponsored by the Friends School of Minnesota, a small Quaker K – 8 school in the Hamline-Midway area in Saint Paul.


Northfield Plant Sale and Potluck Lunch
Wild Ones / Northfield Prairie Partners Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
712 North Linden Street, Northfield
(in the church parking lot)

An eclectic collection of garden divisions, vegetable starts, herbs, small trees and shrubs, plus a strong selection of native species!

Potluck lunch at LuAnn Raadt’s home
11:30 a.m.
512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield
(just down the street from the plant sale)
Phone 612-987-3960
For more information and to RSVP for lunch, click blog link in LuAnn’s website


2019 Herbal Conference
Nourishing Ourselves and our Communities

May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019 in Almond, WI

With: Venice Williams – Herbalist, Community Organizer and Director of Alice's Garden Keynote, Preconference Workshop and other Workshops
Mimi Hernandez – Herbalist and Director of the American Herbalist Guild Keynote, Preconference Workshop and other Workshops
& Susun Weed – Wise Woman Herbalist, Author Immersion, Moon Lodge and Workshops
>> More information at midwestwomensherbal.com


Applied Botany for Practioners with Dr. Cynthia Lane
An Intensive Field and Lab Course for Herbalists, Wild Crafters, Restoration Ecologist and Permaculture Practitioners
Dates & Times: June 7-9, 2019
Friday 6:30-8:00, Saturday 9:00-4:30, Sunday 9:00-3:30

Take your botanical chops to the next level by bolstering your plant taxonomic skills! A solid understanding of botanical science is the foundation of any plant-based practice. By deepening your knowledge of plant morphology and family characteristics, you will improve your confidence and credibility – greatly facilitating your effectiveness and success.

In this weekend intensive you will learn how to recognize common plant families of the Midwest, identify key morphological characters and work through dichotomous keys. We will spend part of the day in a lecture-lab setting, then go out and study plants and key characters in native habitats.

Meals: Tuition includes vegetarian meals on Saturday and Sunday through lunch.

Lodging: Camping space included in tuition. Camping space includes access to composting outhouse and outdoor shower, and use of communal kitchen. A limited number of tent cots, shared or private rooms in the farm house on site are available for an additional cost of $20-$45 per night. Also, there are several nearby Airbnb sites.

Course cost: Registration - $295
*One reduced course cost space is available for work trade for limited income locals.

Register to save your spot — course limited to 10 participants.
Register & more info: savannamoon.org/courses


Herbal tips and pearls of wisdom reading the body, clinical skills and more with Margi Flint
Duluth MN
June 22 – 23, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$250, 2 days, $150, 1 day

Practitioner Skills
Learning the skills of a healthy client/practitioner relationship is an essential part of creating a dynamic clinical practice. In this one-day workshop, Margi Flint shares her insights for working with clients, gleaned from her 40+ years of private practice as an herbalist, labor coach and polarity therapist.

Day 1
Reading the Body

Each color, line and marking on the face, tongue and nails holds meaning of your internal health. Each organ has corresponding indications on the face, nails, tongue and toes! What do your thinning eyebrows mean? Why is there a crease in your earlobe? Each color, line and marking on the face, tongue and nails holds meaning – of your internal health and wellbeing. Will the lines go away? Are the simple from being outdoors? Are they pathology? Why are your nails ridged? Have spots? Lines on your tongue? Spend a day gleaning ancient knowledge to learn about yourself and others.

Day 2
We will cover valuable topics including:

  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • Listening skills
  • Knowing the right questions to ask/questioning without blushing
  • Drop pulse testing to affirm herbal choices
  • Billing and concepts about money
  • Office skills including herbal preparation, client directions, file compilation, follow-up and invoicing

This is an excellent workshop for any student or professional practitioner to learn new ways of creating and supporting the therapeutic relationship and seeing an elder herbalist in practice. Flint is the author of a textbook for herbalists, now in its third edition, titled The Practicing Herbalist, meeting with clients, reading the body. Copies will be available for purchase for $135 if ordered ahead.
Contact: stacey@energyforlifeconnection.com
Please Register by sending the Registration Form (PDF) and payment to:
Energy for Life Connection
507 N Blackman Ave
Duluth, MN 55811


Pulse & Tongue and Facial Assessment Course Summer 2019 with Matthew Wood, Phyllis Light and Francis Bonaldo!

This course is three 3-day weekends constituting a complete course on holistic evaluation skills for herbalists, developed and taught by the foremost people in the field, including the best of what Matthew Wood has to offer on Constitutional Assessment including:
— Animal Medicines —
— Pulse and Tongue (hands-on teaching and learning) —
— Facial Assessment —
and other herbal evaluation skills.
Also includes:
— herb walks —
We will have many herbal tinctures on-hand to enhance the learning experience!

Co-Authors with Matthew on the book "Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation," will be joining forces with Matthew again to teach this epic class! Francis Bonaldo will join us in July and Phyllis Light in August.

Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum AND Online live broadcast. All purchase options include access to recordings.
July 26, 27 & 28
August 23, 24, 25
October 18, 19, 20

Sign-up by March 31st and receive access to previous "Tongue and Pulse" and "Shamanic Herbalism" class recordings to help prepare for this 9-day (total) course.

Access to private online class with Matthew – a Q&A session to prepare for this course.

Attend In-Person (with online option)
Online Only
Payment plans available!
Join the FREE Online Intro. to Pulse, Tongue and Facial Assessment class February 7th!
Register for the free class, get full description and details on this course and purchase tickets here... matthewwoodinstituteofherbalism.com

check out these websites for ongoing classes:
Herbal Classes with Lise Wolff
The Medicine Tree, local clinc & classes/Dina Goodwill
Home Herbalism Online Courses with Elizabeth Heck
2016 Class List from Four Elements Herbal/Jane Hawley Stevens
Herbal Classes with Angela Campbell
Sacred Journey Healing Arts, also on Facebook
Herbal Classes with Erin Piorier
Midwest Women's Herbal Conferences and Workshops
Sassafras Healing Arts
Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism online courses
Western Herbalism Classes with Matthew Wood
Adagio Holistic
Veda Yoga Therapy & Body Work Classes
Medicine Tree Herbs
Savanna Moon Wild Life Sanctuary
North Country Herbal Exchange facebook page
Wild Ones Twin Cities event calendar
Minnesota Natural Health, Life Unlimited
Midwest School of Herbal Studies
Cooking Classes with Jennette Turner
Flower Essence Classes by Martin Bulgerin
Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs, Sheboygan, WI
Dancing Yarrow, Mondovi, WI
The Coulee Region Herbal Institute
Carolyn Smith, Twin Cities Herbalist & teacher

If you teach or know of a class that you would like to see listed here please send an email to nchgbod@gmail.com.

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