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Creating an Herbal Apothecary: 6-Class Series in North Hollywood!

Class dates: July 20, August 3, August 24, September 7, September 14 OR 28 (TBD), October 5

This class series is devoted to the art and science of medicine-making. In the course of this series, students will become adept at making and using all of the most common herbal medicines, and understand the benefits and drawbacks of each.

At the end of the course, students will have created an extensive apothecary of herbal medicines, and will gain the ability to create many more. We will make medicines for each class, you'll have the opportunity to try many variations, you will take home samples, and recipes to create them at home.


Classes for this series:


1. The Universal Solvent: Water Infusions. Water extracts of herbs as teas, baths, compresses, washes. Formulation of tea blends.

2. The Joy of Tinctures (Plus the slightly lesser, but occasionally necessary, Joy of Glycerites). Making of clinical strength tinctures and glycerites.

3. Food-Based Solvents: Vinegar and Honey extractions, together and separately. Making of honey herb syrups, acetums, oxymels and other archaic and lovely medicines.

4. The Art of Elixirs: Letting go of the science-based method of tincture making and embracing the wild and exceptionally fine method of blending delicious medicinal elixirs.

5. Feeding The Skin: Making infused oils, salves, and creams.

6. Kitchen Medicine: Herbs as healing foods. Sampling of many delicious healing foods, recipes for use of common herbs and spices from the pantry and farmer's market.


Requires payment to RSVP, or prior arrangement with me.

Course fee of $100 for the full series of 6 classes (a discount of $20 from the usual class fee!)

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  • Mandy G

    This class has been a wealth of information valuable to the beginner or seasoned herbalist. Learning about plants, constituents and applicable methods you can really use, you will leave with a very working knowledge on creating many supportive solutions!

    September 26, 2013

  • Carrie G.

    Did you set up a facebook group for the class yet? Just wondered... I haven't heard anything.

    July 29, 2013

  • Cynthia Castro C.

    BTW, I vote for September 28 for the class that is TBD. The 14th it's Yom Kippur and that I can't escape :( :) :) :) Just in case you are taking votes!

    July 26, 2013

  • Amy

    Julie, where are some good places in or near Long Beach to buy the herbs you covered in class? I especially would love to make the tea you demo'ed!

    July 24, 2013

  • Carrie G.

    Julie is a great teacher. Looking forward to all this series has to offer.

    July 20, 2013

  • Cynthia Castro C.

    Awesome. Julie is a great and wise teacher!

    July 20, 2013

  • Cynthia Castro C.

    I need a ride! I'm in Westwood but happy to go to you if it means not having to go all the way to North Hollywood in a bus :p If you go by the 95 I can wait near the Wilshire exit :)

    July 14, 2013

    • Cynthia Castro C.

      Uy, I'm sorry. That one. This US highways thing from the East coast to the West coast is melting my brain.

      July 15, 2013

    • Cynthia Castro C.

      Is it too out of your way?

      July 16, 2013

  • helen

    Julie I took the previous series is this a repeat

    July 15, 2013

  • Carrie G.

    REALLY want to take this course. You are a great teacher. I think the price is very reasonable. Is there anyway to make up missed classes? (I'll be in NY for a couple weeks, missing session #3.)

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • Julie J.

      Carrie, you'd have access to the class notes and the online discussion group (which the Lakewood group LOVED having available, and is still going strong after we've finished the course). You could pick up the missed class at another time, as well.

      July 15, 2013

  • Jessica

    Is it necessary to take each class? Tight budget these days.

    July 1, 2013

    • Julie J.

      Hi Jessica- all of these classes are made available individually throughout the year, I'm just offering them in a course format to allow those who want to attend all of them to save some money (you're paying the price of 5 classes for a 6 class course) and see the process of medicine making in a larger context, which you can only best get in a format like this.
      I totally understand about the budget, which is why a) I make this reduced price series available, and b) I make single classes available, and c) I make the donation-based study group gatherings available. Hopefully one of those will work for you!

      3 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to sign up for this series but may be out of town for some of the classes, are there make-up classes?

    July 5, 2013

  • LoriandRosalee F.

    we'll be there for the 1st, 4th, and 5th classes :-)

    July 1, 2013

  • nita

    hi julie. do you still plan on offering this course in fall or winter at Practical Magicka?

    June 28, 2013

    • Julie J.

      We are in the midst of this class at Practical Magicka right now, and will offer it again in the Winter, yes.

      2 · June 28, 2013

    • nita

      i had just missed this current session and was bummed. i have been watching for the next. i am excited and patiently waiting for winter session sign-ups. thanks, julie. :)

      June 28, 2013

  • Cynthia Castro C.

    Can I reserve my spot and pay July 11th?

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Julie J.

      Cynthia, I'll add you, you can pay then.

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Cynthia Castro C.

      Awesome, thanks. Wouldn't want to miss it,

      June 28, 2013

  • C N.

    I can't make this set but would love to attend the next!

    1 · June 28, 2013

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