Watch past meetings on YouTube at your convenience! Also, subscribe to our channel, and share it with those who you think will enjoy the content as well.
We will explore some of the basics of visual diagnostic methods used over the centuries for evaluating health and healing.
This interactive workshop and discussion will bring you in touch with the intimate relationship between the foods we eat and the emotions we experience hold. We’ll explore insights from the wisdom tradition of Ayurveda as we journey through 6 primary tastes, their representation in the plant world, and their corresponding emotional signatures. We’ll also learn how to work with the tastes in our day-to-day lives to support our emotional well-being.
This informative and wildly inspirational demo will walk you through the basics of making shelf-stable, completely natural, medicinal oils to then turn into your own sumptuous botanical body creams. These creams are so light and pure ~ you could eat them~ and some clients have! Jessie has over a decade of experience of making and selling botanical body care, and is eager to walk you through the process.
Slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. Forest Bathing differs from other nature experiences like hiking or birding; as we slow down with intentionality and engage our senses through guided activities. Give your mind and body time to rest, wander and wonder in nature.
Description: Join Tony on his herbal farm for a tour and then potluck and pizza! Learn how Tony grows his herbs for the teas he produces. You can get a glimpse of his farm on his website, Sacred Blossom. Herbalist Jane Hawley Stevens of 4Elements herbal will also be joining us around 6pm. More info […]
Join Tim Clemens, founder of Ironwood Foraging Co. (www.ironwoodforagingco.com), for an Urban Foraging workshop. Rediscover the ancient human narrative of harvesting nutritious and delicious food in connection with the land. We will walk and talk for less than one mile on level terrain. Questions are encouraged as the urban landscape is transformed with abundance.
Flower essence therapy involves the use of subtle, non-material energies in medicinal plants for healing purposes. The energy body of an organism is always expressing itself in more tangible ways of form and behavior that we call the Signature of that being. The signature of a flower or herb draws us towards an understanding of its healing energies. Similarly, a person’s form, behavior and life history, not to mention the more mysterious clues felt through the pulse, form a signature of that person. If you can understand their signature, you are led to what makes them suffer and how to release it. When the energies of plant and person come together harmoniously, healing naturally happens. Learning how to read these signatures is part of the art of using flower essences well.
It’s time to plant! This year add to your pots and landscaping some easily grown medicinal plants that are also wonderful sources of food for our native pollinators. Our population of pollinating insects is rapidly declining for a variety of reasons. Become part of the solution by including pollinator friendly plants in 2022. Your garden can be not only medicinal, but also bee-utiful!
Ross Rentea, MD, from the Lili Kolisko Institute will discuss a Goetheanistic View of the Plant World. The concept of metamorphosis was introduced by the German scientist and poet Goethe (19th century) and then greatly expanded by Rudolf Steiner, PhD (20th century). New observations and subsequent experimentations have elucidated more of the practical importance of this discovery for the better understanding of the laws of the organic world as well as for the production of new herbal remedies.
The MN SEED Project was created in 2020 to encourage growers to save seeds. In 2021 our project focused on native plants and preserving regionally adapted seeds while creating a local seed economy and community of practice around seed saving skills. Courtney will discuss seed-saving basics you can apply to your garden and share the results of the 2021 project.
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.
Register in advance for this webinar using this LINK.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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.