Join us for all 4 of the online Plant Medicine courses this Summer and Fall and enjoy a discount on the price!
(These courses would total $540 in-person)
Online Cost of the three classes registered individually: $350
Package price: $300
In our Plant Medicine classes we follow each plant on a journey to understand its place in the world and the way it interacts with the human body and mind. Instruction is focused on growing healthy and beneficial relationships as we work to make effective medicines that honor the plants while helping people.
Plant Medicine IV: Western Mountains and High Deserts
Dates and Times: Thursdays August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 6 - 9 pm PST
We begin our Summer-Fall Plant Medicine series spending four weeks on the plants typically found in the mountain ranges such as Eastern Oregon’s Ochocos, Blue Mountains, Wallowas, and Steens; as well as high deserts and canyon-lands. We’ll discuss Ponderosa-Aspen parkland habitat and Juniper Sagebrush plateaus as well as more remote desert plants. Wild Peony, Oshala, Bitterroot, Aspen, Juniper, Sagebrush, Green Ephedra, Arnica, Lomatium, and many other plants will be discussed in depth with attention to identification, ecology, plant energetics, historical and modern uses, experiential plant communication, and how to work with these plants in a healing context.
Plant Medicine VII: Nervines
Dates and Times: Thursdays September 8, 15, 22, and 29, 6 - 9 pm PST
Learn all about the nervines! These are some of the most important plants in modern herbalism because there is such great need to help heal our nervous systems. In this course we will cover a systematic review of the Nervine plant medicines, from Skullcap, Blue Vervain, Wild Oat, Betony and Linden to Parrots Beak, Mimosa, Passionflower and Anemone…
We will compare the relative energetics and properties of 30+ nervine herbs, with detailed training in how and when to use each one. Each plant will be discussed in detail with visual aids to help with botanical identification, cultivation, ethical wildcrafting, medicine making and therapeutic uses. Each plant will be recognized for its chemistry and its spirit, with an emphasis on forming healing relationships between people and plants.
The Energetics of Herbs: Constitutional and Holistic Herbalism
Dates and Times: Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6 - 9 pm PST
What are the energetics of herbs? In this class we will discuss the ways people answer that question, as we experience the herbs as beings that take part in the complete energetic dynamics of the natural world. We will give time to modern energetic categories as well as Ancient Greek, Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine models of energetics, covering the natures and flavors of herbs, and the intersections with Plant Spirit communication.
We will look at the herbs in more subtle ways beyond their herbal actions and symptom pictures. Ultimately, we will investigate how the energetics of herbs act as a foundation for some of the holistic and vitalist concepts involved with matching people to the plant medicines that are right for them as unique individuals. We will look at how herbal energetics connects to formula construction and to constitutional medicine.
Important information for all classes in this series:
Location: Online via Zoom. The meeting code will be emailed to you before each class.
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, Michael Moore
Trees to Know in Oregon, Ed Jensen
Plants of the Pacific Northwest, Pojar and MacKinnon
Media policy: Live Online classes are… live! Active participation is expected and part of what makes live classes special. We are engaging with one another and there are discussions, Q&As, maybe even some singing. You can turn your camera and mic off during lectures, but there will be some times where you will be expected to be present with classmates with camera on.
Live Online classes may be recorded. Recording is generally done of the presenter and slides, and it is turned off for check-ins, breakout room discussions, and other student participation. However, by registering for the class you agree that your image and voice may be incidentally recorded, and you give permission for class recordings to be used by the school in the future. Typically at this time only the audio portion of the recording is used afterwards, occasionally needing to be shared with classmates who miss a session.
Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) can be made until 1 week before start of the first class in th series. Less than 7 days before start of class, 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the first class or after the first class has begun. If you purchase the full package of three classes, this is based on the beginning of the first class in the series.
The Complete Summer/Fall Online Series 2022
Important: When you purchase the class you will be emailed a link to download a PDF file containing details about the class location and other necessary instructions. This link will be active for 30 days. If the link expires you may email us for a new link. However, as we prefer to spend our time in the woods rather than on the computer, we recommend downloading the file immediately.