Upcoming Classes & Events

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


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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


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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks with Lise Wolff
Wednesday June 12, 2019 —
6:30-8:15 pm Minnehaha Pkwy

Get the best herbal education ever! Meet the plants themselves. Come stroll and explore the history, healing powers, and abundance of local plants that surround you, often mistaken for simple weeds. $25

Lise will call you with meeting locations upon receipt of registration and payment.
Mail Checks to: Lise Wolff, 4626 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Questions ??? Call/text Lise at 612-819-9946 (cell) or email lisewolff@yahoo.com
Please register ASAP. Classes fill quickly.
*24-hour notice of cancellation required for refund.
>> Registration form and more information about upcoming classes: Lise Wolff Herb classes (PDF)


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Herbal First Aid with Lise Wolff
Wednesday June 19, 2019 — 6:30-8:45pm

Taking care of yourself, your family and friends can so easy with just a small handful of plants. Learn about four miraculous but common plants that cover a ridiculous amount of life situations. Prepare to be amazed! $30

Lise will call you with meeting locations upon receipt of registration and payment.
Mail Checks to: Lise Wolff, 4626 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Questions ??? Call/text Lise at 612-819-9946 (cell) or email lisewolff@yahoo.com
Please register ASAP. Classes fill quickly.
*24-hour notice of cancellation required for refund.
>> Registration form and more information about upcoming classes: Lise Wolff Herb classes (PDF)


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Making Herbal Medicine with Lise Wolff
Thursday July 25, 2019
6:30-8:45 pm

This class will cover the gathering and preparation of herbal medicinals. Includes hands-on tincture making. Oil and ointment making will be demonstrated. Participants will take home a tincture that they have prepared. $35 Instructor: Lise Wolff has studied herbalism for 30 years and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. She holds a Masters of Science in Herbalism (MSc) from the University of Wales. An active practitioner, Lise supplies her apothecary primarily with herbs she gathers and prepares. She has been practicing and teaching herbalism for the past 20+ years.

Lise will call you with meeting locations upon receipt of registration and payment.
Mail Checks to: Lise Wolff, 4626 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Questions ??? Call/text Lise at 612-819-9946 (cell) or email lisewolff@yahoo.com
Please register ASAP. Classes fill quickly.
*24-hour notice of cancellation required for refund.
>> Registration form and more information about upcoming classes: Lise Wolff Herb classes (PDF)


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Plant Shrubs, Wildflowers and Sedges Along the River Gorge
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff and volunteers on June 25, from 6-8 pm for a worknight along the beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands located just off the main trail along the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. The savanna includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the river gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.

We will spend the evening planting shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and a few trees helping to build a buffer of native plant populations around the prized oak savanna area and will help to re-establish native vegetation where buckthorn has been previously removed.

All are welcome and no experience is needed. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain.

>> To learn more and register, visit fmr.org/events/2019/06/25/plant-shrubs-wildflowers-and-sedges-along-river-gorge
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Herbal tips and pearls of wisdom reading the body, clinical skills and more with Margi Flint
Duluth MN
June 22 – 23, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
$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


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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks with Lise Wolff
Wednesday August 14, 2019 — 6:30 - 8:15pm
Minnehaha Pkwy

Get the best herbal education ever! Meet the plants themselves. Come stroll and explore the history, healing powers, and abundance of local plants that surround you, often mistaken for simple weeds. $25

Lise will call you with meeting locations upon receipt of registration and payment.
Mail Checks to: Lise Wolff, 4626 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Questions ??? Call/text Lise at 612-819-9946 (cell) or email lisewolff@yahoo.com
Please register ASAP. Classes fill quickly.
*24-hour notice of cancellation required for refund.
>> Registration form and more information about upcoming classes: Lise Wolff Herb classes (PDF)


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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!

PLUS!
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.
Dates:
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.

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

Attend In-Person (with online option)
or
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



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