In this foundational herbalism course, we will explore the basics of plant medicine, nutrition, and natural wellness practices through hands-on experiential learning. You will leave this course with an understanding of how to thrive in a nature-based approach to health and armed with the knowledge to begin using herbs for yourself and your family.
Course Activities Include:
-Plant identification walks on our 500-acre botanical sanctuary
-Harvesting plants for food and medicine
-Learning to make your own herbal products
-Tasting herbal teas to experience the plants in your body
Where: The course will be held in the pristine wilderness of Wellspring Mountain located in Lowgap, North Carolina. Wellspring Mountain is a 500-acre botanical sanctuary and home to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. Classes will mainly be held indoors, with access to bathroom facilities, but there is a small hill up to the classroom and plant walks throughout the course.
When: Four Saturdays, from August to November, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break
Saturday, Aug. 18th, 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2018
Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2018
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018
Price: $150 for all four Saturdays
Lindsey is a clinical herbalist, trained in the art of western herbalism. She believes in the healing power of plants and the human body. She has been studying herbs and the human body for many a moon now, educated in plant matters by the likes of Thomas Easley and Jim McDonald. A nature-minded mama, she loves to work with kiddos and adults alike. She is an ESHM instructor, teaching medicine making and material medica, as well as program director.
Mel Kasting, RH (AHG)
Mel Kasting is a clinical herbalist, educator, and clinic director for the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine’s student-led free clinic. She has been in practice for 5 years, collaborating with free clinics and working with private clients all over the country. Her passion for plant-based healing, as well as an incurable wanderlust, have taken her from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR, to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine’s mountain haven, and many places in between.