Fall Herbal Apprenticeship begins

September 15, 2018

six weeks, meets 6 consecutive Saturdays. $375.00, includes live training, hand outs, plant material harvested and processed in class.

10:00 to 4:30 each day.

This course of study is comprehensive including plant identification, sustainable harvesting and hands on experience in practical applications of herbs, including one full day of Herbal First Aid. Students become adept at medicine making through harvest and processing of plants in the field.
The very nature of herbalism is ever changing as the plants change throughout the sesasons. The visual aspect of identification alone is a valuable course of study!
At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be able to identify native medicinal and edible plants, understand when and how to sustainably harvest roots, bark, leaf, flower and seed of wild and cultivated plants and how to skillfully prepare herbal medicines from fresh and dried plants.  Skagit and Island County Field Locations.

Course of Study:
-Materia medica with a focus on Pacific Northwest plants*.
-Field Study - Pacific Northwest plant identification in their native habitat through observation, plant morphology, and plant taxonomy.-Habitat conservation, wild tending vs. wild crafting
-Ethics of harvest. Foraging of medicinal and edible plant techniques of root, bark, leaf, flower, and seed.
-Medicine making in the field for internal and external application. Herbal First Aid
-Constituent self study.
-Using food as medicine through wild edibles and herbal tonics.

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2019 Integrated Plant Medicine Immersion

Begins March 2019

Registration begins September 2018.

The Immersion program is one of a kind in herbal training programs- melding plant medicine, wildcrafting, somatic heralism, energetics and traditional hands on bodywork and first aid. These are Life Skills and the Immersion is best suited for hard working, serious students with a flair for joy and wonder.

Too much to ask? I think not. For the last three decades, students of Erin's programs have chosen life paths as practicing herbalists, teachers, apothecary masters, acupuncturists, naturapaths, Medicine Moms and community herbalists.

Interested? Take a look at 2018 Syllabus below. Registration begins Fall 2018. Program is limited to 12. Or REGISTER button below.


Get Inspired With Day Classes

Herbal Medicine Making Day Intensive

September 8, 2018 10:00-4:30

Herbal Medicine Making

10:00-4:30 Apothecary Wellness Center, Burlington

Tuition: $65, includes live instruction, hand outs and all plant material used in class.

The quality of your herbal medicine begins with the quality of your plant material. This herbal intensive will begin with a hands on- fill your senses approach to assessing herb quality and move on to a full day of medicine making. 

Students will gain hands on practical skills through demonstration and actively participating in making herbal medicine in class.

10:00-12:30  Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making

                    Plant identification, Assessing herb quality

                    Water based infusions, decoctions

12:30-1:30     Lunch break, bring a sack lunch

1:30-4:30      Herbal Nourishment through Vinegars and Oxymiels

                    Herbal Medicine Making: Tinctures and Elixers

                    Dosage, Safety, Ethics.

Supplies: Students will take home herbal remedies made in class. Please bring the following supplies:

4- 4 ounce jars, wide mouth canning jars preferred.

One pint each of 100 proof Vodka or 80 proof brandy, apple cider vinegar, local honey. Agave syrup for vegan.

Small cutting board, knife

Mug or cup to sample herbal infusions.

Location: Apothecary Wellness Center, 320 East Fairhaven, Burlington, Wa.

Instructor: Erin Vanhee

Ready to Register? REGISTER button below. Payment of $65.00 is required to hold your space. Thank you.

Tuesday Night Herb Class

This series of classes is always a hit! Full of practical solutions to everyday issues. Bring you Mom, your sister, your uncle, your friends

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00. $25.00 per class or take the full series (pre-paid, non-refundable) for $100.00.  Begins September 25, 2018

Location: Apothecary Wellness Center Burlington, WA

Herbs for Digestion, September 25

Herbs for Restful Sleep October 2, 2018

Herbs for Colds and Flu October 9, 2018

Making Fire Cider October 16, 2018

Herbs for Stress October 23, 2018     REGISTER button below.


Ready To Register and Experience the natural world while exploring your personal relationship with plants?

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