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Do you love to learn about the magical edible and healing world we live in? Like getting together to share skills and knowledge? This group is for those who practice or would like to learn about practicing herbalism and/or foraging. No knowledge required - just curiousity, a friendly face, and a willingness to share.

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Earn your Edible Wild Plants Certificate!

The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House

$770.00

During this edible wild plants certification course you’ll learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom and home study, plant walks, and by eating and preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment. There are so many reasons to learn how to identify edible wild plants: • Interest in foraging • Connecting with nature • Expanding your knowledge of edible plants for landscaping, permaculture, or ecological restoration • Wilderness survival • Herbalism • Leading plant walks COURSE DETAILS During the edible wild plants certificate course you will learn 20-25 plants every class using live or dried specimens, photos, and drawings. By the end of the course you will have learned how to identify 200+ plants. Every morning you will take a plant identification exam of the 20-25 plants that you learned the class prior. When the exam time has ended, Pat (your instructor) will review the test, let you know the answers, and host Q&A time. Lunch time will always include wild edible foods and beverages prepared by the instructor and students. Each student is expected to prepare one recipe a season and to present their recipe at lunch time. After lunch, a guided plant identification walk will be taken, rain or shine, where you can practice finding the plants you just learned in the classroom in the wild. Students who presented recipes will identify their plant on the walk and teach fellow students about it. Always dress appropriately for the weather and bring a change of shoes! ****Plant identification skills (terminology, keying, parts of flowers, twigs, etc., using field guides) are required to take this class.**** CLASS IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS CLASS DATES February 16 March 16 April 13 May 18 June 15 July 20 August 17 September 21 October 19 November 16 Graduation December 7 Plan to attend all classes. Only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up in order to receive a certificate. No make up classes will be offered. COURSE FEE: $770 check / $800 PayPal INSTRUCTOR Patricia Armstrong CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/event/edible-wild-plants-certificate-course-2019/?instance_id=543

2019 Bioregional Herbalism Course

The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House

$835.00

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March - November 2019. Bioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support. During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom. Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary! Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others. Class size is limited to 15 students FEE: $835 Check / $865 PayPal Meets 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays: March 17 April 28 May 19 June 16 July 21 Aug 18 Sep 15 Oct 13 Nov 3 CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/event/bioregional-herbalism-course-2019/?instance_id=542

Earn your Edible Wild Plants Certificate!

The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House

$770.00

During this edible wild plants certification course you’ll learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom and home study, plant walks, and by eating and preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment. There are so many reasons to learn how to identify edible wild plants: • Interest in foraging • Connecting with nature • Expanding your knowledge of edible plants for landscaping, permaculture, or ecological restoration • Wilderness survival • Herbalism • Leading plant walks COURSE DETAILS During the edible wild plants certificate course you will learn 20-25 plants every class using live or dried specimens, photos, and drawings. By the end of the course you will have learned how to identify 200+ plants. Every morning you will take a plant identification exam of the 20-25 plants that you learned the class prior. When the exam time has ended, Pat (your instructor) will review the test, let you know the answers, and host Q&A time. Lunch time will always include wild edible foods and beverages prepared by the instructor and students. Each student is expected to prepare one recipe a season and to present their recipe at lunch time. After lunch, a guided plant identification walk will be taken, rain or shine, where you can practice finding the plants you just learned in the classroom in the wild. Students who presented recipes will identify their plant on the walk and teach fellow students about it. Always dress appropriately for the weather and bring a change of shoes! ****Plant identification skills (terminology, keying, parts of flowers, twigs, etc., using field guides) are required to take this class.**** CLASS IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS CLASS DATES February 16 March 16 April 13 May 18 June 15 July 20 August 17 September 21 October 19 November 16 Graduation December 7 Plan to attend all classes. Only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up in order to receive a certificate. No make up classes will be offered. COURSE FEE: $770 check / $800 PayPal INSTRUCTOR Patricia Armstrong CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/event/edible-wild-plants-certificate-course-2019/?instance_id=543

2019 Bioregional Herbalism Course

The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House

$835.00

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March - November 2019. Bioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support. During each Sunday class, discover several plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and make 1-2 herbal preparations. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom. Our Bioregional Herbalism Course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary! Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others. Class size is limited to 15 students FEE: $835 Check / $865 PayPal Meets 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays: March 17 April 28 May 19 June 16 July 21 Aug 18 Sep 15 Oct 13 Nov 3 CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/event/bioregional-herbalism-course-2019/?instance_id=542

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2019 Bioregional Herbalism Course

The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House

$795.00

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