Herbal Education Workshops, Series & Courses
Plant Magic Jan 202 is fully enrolled. Stay tuned for details on the next round!
Next 8-week course begins February 19, 2020!
Roots -n- Seeds:
Foundations in Herbalism &
Our 8-week hybrid in-person/online course is a dynamic, hands-on & empowering space that supports herbal learners in how we learn to relate to plants, healing, caring for ourselves & the earth in ways that center justice, sustainability, and relationship. You will learn what tradition & science can tell us about selected herbal allies, and more importantly, how to use your senses and trust your experience to learn from the plants themselves! The class offers fundamental teachings on energetics, medicine making, synergy, herbal safety, and how to find reliable herbal information online. You will build your own home apothecary that includes vitality balls, herbal tooth powders, honeys, syrups, bath salts, fire cider, alcohol & glycerin tinctures, salves, lotion, liniments, shrubs & cordials!
Course participants are welcome to join our very own in-house herbal geek squad: The Rootlets, for ongoing education, volunteering in our apothecary, solidarity medicine making for communities in need, and delicious herbal community!
Check out our schedule below & please complete an application
Participants will be notified of participation by January 25, 2020.
Materials Fee of $125 must be paid by February 1, 2020 or seats will be offered to other applicants (you will be supplied a link to pay materials fee when notified that you've been accepted).
The in person portion of this course takes place at Third Root on Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm. The online portion of the course opens the week before on 2/11 and can be accessed on your own time. Initial discussion replies are due each Sunday and Responses to 2 peers are due by Tuesday of each week.
Wk 1: The Seeds of Herbal Learning: Orientation, Ethics, & Making Herbal Teas
Wk 2: Understanding Energetics & Making Folk Medicine with Herbal Vinegars
Wk 3: The Science & Intuition of Flavors & Making Herbal Infused Oils
Wk 4: Herbal Safety & Making Soaks, Compresses, & Liniments
Wk 5: Making Friends with Math & Making Tinctures/Cordials
Wk 6: Understanding Synergy & Making Medicated Syrups/Herbal Honeys
Wk 7: Laying Grounds for Formulation & Making Salves & Lotions
Wk 8: Formulation Pt 2 & Ongoing Learning & Making Medicine with Herbal Powders
Two full scholarships are available, and two partial scholarships are available. An additional materials fee of $125 is due as the deposit. This fee is non-refundable
Justice Pricing offerings are a form of a sliding scale that attempt to create sustainability & access simultaneously. The high end represents the true cost/value of the offering, while the lower end represents a commitment to creating space for those who wouldn't be able to attend at the full cost. Upon acceptance, participants will be given a Choosing Your Rate form that is both intended to support the process of determining your rate and communicates your chosen rate and any payment plan requests.
Our course may conclude with a Medicine Making Show- the exact date remains TBD!
Once we know if we can have a medicine making show this round, you can tell friends and family to save the date to come and sample your creations & be able to purchase some of what Avi-Rose will make along side you all! All proceeds of these products go to supporting the sustainability of Third Root, future scholarships for herbal ed students, to the Mannahatta Fund as reparations for past and ongoing harms to Indigenous North Americans, and to our Free Clinic Fund.
The Materials Fee Covers:
- The various sized Jars, Bottles, Tins, and labels that will be utilized for your makings both in class and at home each week.
- Beeswax, alcohol, apple cider vinegar, glycerin, and other medicine making menstruum/mixing materials
- Herbs to be provided for both in class and at home medicine making in between each week
- Course Binders filled with templates, Readings on core topics, Medicine Making Guides & Plant Monographs
- A minor amount of material fee's goes to covering the Credit Card Fee's we incur for material fee purchase and any course payments (It's a big expense!)
- Participants will have to supply and source several additional materials used, from common kitchen items to added fruits, spices, and an optional bottle of wine or brandy
Developed & Taught By
Avi-Rose, (they/them), MS Therapeutic Herbalism, is a jewish and queer community-based clinician, educator, medicine maker & Third Root Herbal Department leader. Their roots & realities include a tangle of working-class lessons, artistic lineage, disability, inter-generational trauma, white-skin privilege, and immeasurable resilience and laughter. Rising from and growing within these contexts, Avi-Rose dedicates their movements in the world to cultivating practices of justice, awareness, and joy!
The seeds of respect for learning about & from plant allies were first planted here at Third Root back in 2009: Countless seasons, teachers, classroom & land-based lessons later, Avi-Rose has woven a vitalist herbal approach with yoga, food-based healing, meditation, and an anti-oppression framework to support individual & collective healing- offering short term general health & wellness consultations and specializing in integrative approaches to mental health. Above all, they value co-creating accessible & generative space to support others in accessing their own insights & relationships to their bodies, the earth, and what is possible.
With Guest Teacher
sára abdullah is an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life's work in plant medicine, healing, pleasure activism, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation. She is the creator of earth seed holistic, a healing practice and consultancy that provides botanical offerings, herbal consultations, creativity coaching, energy work, full-spectrum doula companionship, and workshops centered in plant medicine and nurturing the creative spirit.
Stay tuned for the next round of Song Of The Spirit 2020
Held in partnership with Third Root