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As all of us know, the resources of the Earth are being used by human beings (especially the wealthy consumer nations) at an unsustainable pace. This is as true in the herbal domain as in all others. That was the underlying inspiration for the foundation of United Plant Savers. This lecture offers an overview of the ecological problems and solutions facing the modern herbalist.
Together, we will gently consider the plants which facilitate and further the process of integrating, releasing, and transmuting trauma.
In this often harrowing work, the plants mend us by bringing us back into our bodies and reviving our broken spirits.
In soothing and mending these deep wounds, plants such as wise tulip poplar, shy violet, and unassuming cleavers represent the gentle giants with the wisdom to heal unspeakable hurts.
Together, through gentle story and case study, we will survey the herbal allies which open tightly-closed eyes, soothe battered hearts, mend jagged edges, and accompany us into the darkness to retrieve the light.
Featuring DIY Herbal Holiday Gift Demos with Betsy Nelson, Marina Povlitzki, and Carolyn Smith.
Natural, handmade gifts are so much fun to make and to give.
Join the guild as we show how to make bitters, herbal salves, and herbal lotion bars.
Mushrooms have been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for over 2000 years. Western science is finally starting to study medicinal mushrooms and their potential for promoting health and healing. Come and learn about these amazing mushrooms, that may become the medicines of the future. We will explore the history of these mushrooms and examine the evidence for their use as immune system enhancers, cancer treatment, memory improvement and more.
Many medicinal mushrooms grow wild in Minnesota. We will discuss how to identify these mushrooms, where to find them, and how to prepare them. The instructor will bring in specimens of some of some medicinal mushrooms for hands-on examination.
Botany Plant Walk: Herbalism in Eco Restoration In this plant walk/talk we’ll take a close look at some native prairie plants that grow well in the city and discuss what herbalists should know about native plant communities, including why herbalists are critical to efforts to preserve biodiversity. We’ll also talk about commonly used medicinal plants […]
Hey Guild, let’s get together for a picnic.
No formal program, no structure, just community and nature.
What could be better?
This is a great time to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, swap plants, share herbal products, or for show and tell.
Watch your inbox and the Guild website for updates in case of inclement weather.
Join chef Alan Bergo as he discusses easy ways to weave foraged foods into your daily cooking.
Alan is a chef from Minnesota who’s been cooking since he was in his teens, working his way through kitchens in the Twin Cities. He was sous chef to Lenny Russo at St. Paul’s fabled Heartland restaurant, with it’s daily changing tasting menus sourced from ingredients from 200 miles of Minnesota, Executive chef of The Salt Cellar, and finally, at Midwestern farm to table cornerstone Lucia’s, before it’s closure in 2016.
Now he has his own website, Forager Chef, that gets millions of visitors a year.
What better way to assist healing from acute or chronic pain, than to have a deeper understanding of the mechanism and benefit of pain?
We will explore the pain pathway from the origin at the source, to the recognition in the brain.
We will also discuss self-care, the myriad of methods to interrupt the chronic pain pathway, and how each works including herbal medicines. Indications and contraindications will also be shared
More info coming soon.
About Herb Pharm
They began back in 1979 when their founders, Ed Smith and Sara Katz, set out to make extracts the right way. They set out to make liquid herbal products that were effective and undistorted, to avoid the temptation to manipulate nature, and to do it in ways that made their community and their environment stronger. This mission and their values have propelled Herb Pharm forward ever since.
Description: Stress, distraction, deficiencies, hormones and overly-busy lives can all play a role in lowering libido and decreased functioning. Learn which herbs, foods, fats and essential oils can help keep the mojo flowing. Recipes for cordials and some thoughts on intimacy.
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Margi Flint B. Sc. is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild~ Herbal Mentor, An Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine since 1994, North Shore Community College since 2003 and Mass College of Pharmacy for their Master’s program. She lectures at herbal symposiums as well as medical institutions around the States and lectures internationally. Many area doctors refer clients to the office. Her classes at Earthsong Herbals range from beginner programs to advanced herb and practitioner classes.
More? She continues to practice as a certified Polarity and Reiki Therapist and attends births on occasion. “I just love the human body!”
Around the world, for thousands of years before Echinacea was used ad nauseum, many easily available herbs, foods and lifestyle habits encouraged people to stay robust and strong throughout the winter months. This class will cover many of the easily available folk remedies, foods and herbs to keep you healthy throughout winter.
Come learn about the history of herbal medicine in the scope of history of medicine more broadly, and the absence of histories of herbalism in academic history. Macey and Emily will share why they think history is important for herbalists, and why they really want to work with herbalists to write better histories! You can […]
Plant Walk – Wood Lake Nature Center
Learn about the metaphysical mechanics of excess weight and holistic weight loss approaches including herbs and flower essences.
Natural Pet Care
Herb Walk – Meet at Lake Harriet Rose Garden
Herbalist and food stylist Betsy Nelson will teach some easy ways to weave foraged foods into your daily cooking.
Chinese herbology centers around its use of formulas, which use multiple herbs in concert to treat the person as a whole. In this class, you will learn the basic principles around selecting herbs based on diagnosis, modes of delivery, and how these formulas may be used to treat female infertility and common gynecological issues.
As earth stewards, our dedication to healing plants maintains a culture, tradition and knowledge that benefits both people and the planet. Certain plants resonate more with specific events and periods in life. Jane will discuss some of the herbs that are important for 2020: Elder, Echinacea, Boneset and Red Sage, focusing on how developing a relationship with these plants based on mutuality and respect heals both us and the planet.
Learn about the varieties and immense benefits of fasting. Sal will give a brief, historical context for fasting and discuss three different types of fasting: a water fast; a fast that targets two organ pairs; and a monofast, where a person eats just one type of food.
The Story of the Health Freedom Movement in Minnesota
What is it? Botany, habitat, migration, constituents, historical & cultural uses(recreational, industrial, medicinal, nutritional), actions & indications from Oriental medicine, Western allopathic medicine & homeopathic medicine perspectives.
To learn more, join us as we discuss the spectrum of illness, the journey to health and the dire need for herbal medicine in mainstream medicine.