This class will be held in a private home in Torrance. Address will be sent upon RSVP.
An introductory course on natural health for young women, focusing on the use of plants for healing, nutrition and more. Each month we’ll discuss a different aspect of Herbal Studies, and during each class will engage in hands-on work, discussion, experimentation, creative mess-making, and a host of other fun, aromatic, GREEN activities. Students will use a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to: Chemistry, Biology, Botany,Math, Measurement (Weight and Volume), Language, History, and Geography (though most of the time, they aren’t even aware of it: They’re just having fun!).
Herbal Studies for Young Women
Ages: 11-16 years
5 sessions, once a month
9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16
Sky Mountain vendor: George A. Castro, gee!
Instructor: Ms. Julie James is an herbal educator and master gardener. She has a long-standing love affair with healing herbs, particularly those for wellness and holistic nutrition. She has taught homeschooling classes in Brea and Costa Mesa.
Sept.- Intro to Herbal Studies: An exploration of herbal usage through the ages, from Neanderthal times to modern day. We’ll look at different ways to make medicines, from teas and baths, to oils and syrups; touch on the chemistry of plants and how plant compounds can assist in improving health and wellness; sample different common herbs of the kitchen and garden; discuss local weeds and wild foods, and more!
Oct. -Top Ten Essential Oils & How To Use Them: Essential oils are the aromatic portions of plants, and have been used through the ages for health, for beauty, and even for keeping the home clean and beautiful.We’ll discuss, sample, and experiment with my top ten favorites for young women, including how best to use them at home. Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Chamomile, and others—we’ll play with them all in this fun smelly class!
Nov. -Herbal Gifts For The Holidays and Beyond: Int his crafting class, we’ll set aside the science for a bit and focus on the important task at hand: learning how to make FABULOUS herbal gifts for your friends and family! From tasty snacks to skin and hair treatments to home care, you’ll come away with many recipes and ideas for creating your signature gifts, forthe holidays or any day!
Dec. -Herbs for Teen Girls (changing bodies and moon cycles): In this class, we’ll look at safe, readily available herbs and foods that can assist in the many changes girls go through as they get older. Not an in-depth physiology class, rather this course will give ideas on how to use readily available, safe, and effective remedies for women’s health and wellness.
Jan - Inside/Out Beauty: Nutrition, Herbs and More for Healthy Skin & Hair. Healthy, shiny hair and clean, clear skin are indicators of health and vitality, and that’s why they are such a basic component of beauty. With a focus on health and wholeness, we’ll discuss herbs to use both on and IN your body to improve the quality of your hair and skin, and we’ll make some simple recipes for skin and hair care.
If you are not using charter funds, please bring payment to first day of class.
To sign up for this class, RSVP as yourself for one student, RSVP +1 for two children, etc.