Upcoming Classes & Events

The Best of the FES Remedies with Martin Bulgerin
Tuesdays, starting Mar 27, 2017 (4 sessions), 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: BPI office at Uptown Office Park at 3249 Hennepin Ave. S., Suite 235, in south Minneapolis

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 28 years 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.
Cost: $35 each evening
>> www.biopscinst.com
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Meet the Local Medicine Plants with Lise Wolff
Six classes from 6pm-9pm once a month on a Tuesday evening
April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 18
South Minneapolis near Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis
Price: $250 for the series of 6 classes

In Minnesota, safe and easy to use edible and medicinal plants surround us in our parks, paths and backyards. With observation, openness and imagination it is simple to learn their gifts. Through a series of 6 plant walks over 6 months students in this course will learn how to recognize, harvest, and prepare healing plants growing wild, for home use, including the preparation of tinctures, herbal oils, and salves. The practical nature of this class encourages the common sense use of local plants in everyday life.
Questions ??? Call or text Lise at 612-819-9946 or email lisewolff@yahoo.com
>> more information & registration, classes fill up quickly (PDF)
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Mushroom Growing with Dr. Cynthia Lane
at Savanna Moon in western Wisconsin
April 21, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00

Learn how to grow oyster and shiitake mushrooms in your backyard! Walk out your door and pick mushrooms for dinner.
Hands on experience starting mushrooms using three methods: 1) totem with sawdust, 2) drilling plugs into logs and 3) mulch method. Also included in the course will be information on what types of mushrooms are easy to grow in the MIdwest and what type of trees to use.
Option 1: $35 - Course materials, experience setting up three methods of starting mushrooms and the materials to set up one oyster mushroom growing log set at your home.
Option 2: $65 - Course materials, experience setting up three methods of starting mushrooms and the materials to set up one oyster mushroom growing log set and one inoculated shiitake log.
>> for more information about classes: savannamoon.org/courses
>> registration: https://fs3.formsite.com/clane3737/form3/index.html
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Spring Flora with Dr. Cynthia Lane
at Savanna Moon in western Wisconsin
May 19, 2018 from 1:00-4:00

This course is a field-based study of spring blooming wildlflowers, trees and shrubs in prairie and forest ecosystems. The framework for studying plant names, ecology and relationshops with be plant plant families.
Bring a water bottle, hand lens (10x), notebook, camera (or phone with camera), and baggies to collect samples. Bring rain gear as we will go out rain or shine. If severe weather is predicted we will email you to let you know of cancelation.
Cost: $35-$45 sliding fee
Students: Beginner to Intermediate

>> for more information about classes: savannamoon.org/courses
>> registration: https://fs3.formsite.com/clane3737/form2/index.html
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7th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
June 1, 2, & 3, 2018
Optional 3-Day Immersions preceding main Conference on May 29-31
Check out midwestwomensherbal.com for information about presenters and topics!

Join us for a gathering of the feminine; a wide spectrum of Internationally acclaimed herbalists and earth-based speakers, plant walks, topics including herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, movement, herbal wisdom the wise woman ways and much more!
>> Registration now open, early bird discounts: midwestwomensherbal.com
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Wild Food & Folk Medicine with Tanna Worrell, aka The Friendly Forager
at Savanna Moon in western Wisconsin
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00-5:00

Discover a delightful variety of foods and folk medicine that can be gathered from the wild, and in your own backyard. We’ll talk about safe harvesting practices, then we'll head out into the beautiful Savanna Moon acreage to meet and learn about many of the spring plant friends growing here. We will respectfully harvest some of these plants and create nourishing foods and healing folk medicine with them. ​​​
This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
Course cost: $40-60 (sliding fee scale)
>> For more information see: TheFriendly-Forager.com
>> for more information about Savanna Moon: savannamoon.org/courses
>> registration
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Applied Botany for Practitioners: An Intensive Field and Lab Course for Herbalists, Wild Crafters, Restoration Ecologist and Permaculture Practitioners with Dr. Cynthia Lane
at Savanna Moon in western Wisconsin
Dates & Times: June 8-10, 2018
Friday 6:30-8:00, Saturday 9-4:30, Sunday 9-3:30

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 shared or private rooms in the farm house on site are available for an additional cost of $30-$45 per night. Also, there are several nearby Airbnb sites.
Course cost: Early registration - $295 before April 15, 2018,
after April 15: $350
*One reduced course cost space is available for work trade for limited income locals.
Course limited to 12 participants
>> for more information about Savanna Moon: savannamoon.org/courses
>> for registration: https://fs3.formsite.com/clane3737/form5/index.html

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14th Annual Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Prairie Oaks Institute in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Since 2006 The Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival has been an an opportunity for holistic health and herbal medicine practitioners, students and enthusiasts from the Upper Midwest to learn from regional teachers in our own backyard. The 2018 festival will take place at Prairie Oaks Institute a retreat center on a beautiful farm in Belle Plaine, MInnesota just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities. Instructors and participants come from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The festival is organized like a conference and consists of four different sessions with participants choosing from among 3 or 4 workshops offered at each session. We offer diverse workshops with offerings suitable for beginners as well as intermediate/advanced workshops. This year’s schedule includes several workshops on foraging and wild foods cooking, adaptogens, Lyme disease, plant identification walks, pulse testing, flower essences for gut and brain health, kombucha making, holistic assessment techniques of the face and more.
>> More information at: minnesotaherbalist.com
>> Registration link, Save $10 by registering by July 16th

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Flower Essence Therapy-Training Course: Transform your Life and the Life of your Practice with Loey Colebeck

Dates: Every third Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm, from October 2018-May 2019: Oct 7, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 19.
Price: $1950 for the course. $1775 if paid in full by June 23th. $1875 if paid in full by August 12th

This exciting, in-depth course provides a broad, solid base for using flower essences in the home or in established clinical practices. Flower Essence Therapy (FET) is a highly advanced and scientifically proven, yet extremely simple and safe therapy, but with few clinically sound training opportunities in the United States. This course provides a necessary foundation for future Flower Essence Therapists, an invaluable tool for integrative clinical practices, and an opportunity for self discovery.
We will cover material both deep and wide including Dr. Bach's life and work, topical applications and scientific studies, psychological portraits and companion essences, Chinese Medicine aspects, trauma theory, and more. We will thoroughly cover the Bach Remedies as well as selected remedies from other systems. As most of the clinical advances in FET are being made in Spanish-speaking countries, much of the contemporary information that we will cover has not yet been translated to English, so this course is a truly unique learning opportunity! A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
>> Mind is Body Therapies: mindisbodytherapies.com
>> resgistration & more informaton
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Wetlands Flora with Dr. Cynthia Lane
at Savanna Moon in western Wisconsin
July 14, 2019, 1:00-4:00

This course is designed for Professionals seeking to improve their skills in wetland plant identification. Special attention will be given to difficult taxonomic groups including sedges and grasses.
Bring a water bottle, hand lenses (10x and 20x), notebook, camera (or phone with camera), and baggies to collect samples. Bring rain gear as we will go out rain or shine. If severe weather is predicted we will email you to let you know of cancelation.
Location: (off site - to be announced)
Cost: $55
Students: Professionials: Intermediate to Advanced
>> for more information about Savanna Moon: savannamoon.org/courses
>> registration


check out these websites for ongoing classes:
Herbal Classes with Lise Wolff
The Medicine Tree, local clinc & classes/Dina Goodwill
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
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



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