Upcoming Classes & Events

Western Herbalism: History, Theory, and Practice
Learning Life at the University of Minnesota
>> More information and registration: https://learning.umn.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=11234844

Coiled Basketry: Pine Needles, Sweet Grass & Broom Corn with Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs
Held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Friday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gain a greater appreciation for native natural materials, and the artistry by which they are transformed into baskets!
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for over 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S.

To learn more and register: https://tinyurl.com/yavqfd5f

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The Home Creamery: Make Your Own Cultured Milk and Home Cheese with Linda Conroy
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join veteran home cheese maker Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, for this fun and inspiring day of cheese making!

For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/ybllhr3f

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Herbal and Goat Milk Soap Making with Linda Conroy
Held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join acclaimed herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun full-day, hands-on soap-making workshop! Start out learning the basics of herbs and soapmaking, then dive into a hands-on experience, making two styles of traditional soap with herbs and fresh goat's milk.

For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/y7qfvu9t

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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
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Mycelium Mysteries: A Woman's Mushroom Retreat
Hosted by the Midwest Women's Herbal
September 28, 29 and 30, 2018
Held in Almond, WI

Workshops will be offered at the beginner through advanced levels, and include topics in wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. This is a place to share knowledge and get comfortable with using our mycological skills in a supportive, fungal community!
>> For more info and to register visit: midwestwomensherbal.com

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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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Intermediate/Advanced Herbal Medicine Course with Matthew Wood
Summer of 2018
At the beautiful MN Landscape Arboretum in Chaska Minnesota
6 weekends of learning from Master Herbalist Matthew Wood - Classroom teaching and Herb Walks!

After a hiatus of several years, Matthew Wood will again be teaching his course on intermediate and advanced herbal medicine directed towards a knowledge of tissue states and organ systems, especially the "master systems" in modern disease:
- Digestive
- Metabolic
- Eliminative (in-mix-out)
- Circulation
- Lymph/immune
- and muscular/skeletal

We will also discuss the extracellular matrix, the primal organ system of all life.
- Every subject will include extensive discussion of the corresponding herbal remedies.
- A little bit of pulse and tongue evaluation will be taught each weekend to help develop clinical skills.

In-person and online attendance options are available and both options include access to the recordings - online at the MatthewWoodInstituteOfHerbalism.com

This course and much more with Matthew Wood at… 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
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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