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Beginning of Advanced Clinical (Level 3) The advanced clinical 3 program is formulated to help herbalists, who have already graduated the Apprenticeship and Clinical 2 program, to focus on business building. By the end of this program Herbalists will create a business plan, mission statement, experience solo intake process, learn advanced nutrition information and walk away with the confidence to start their own business. This program runs January- May. Applications can be found here: Advanced 3 Application APPLICATIONS DUE BY DECEMBER 15TH-SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Dates: January 19th (snow date 26th) February 16th (Snow date 23rd) March 16 (snow date 23) April 6th, May 11th.
Apprenticeship Begins (Level 1) This program runs April-October. Please see application for further details and dates for this wonderful program. Applications can be found here: Apprenticeship application
Dates: April 27&28
Advanced Clinical Apprenticeship (Level 2) This program runs May-October. Pre-requite is the Level 1 Apprenticeship completion. This program is set up to help herbalists who want to practice on a clinical level gain basic skill and begin assessment work. You will also learn advanced techniques for medicine making and energetics. Applications can be found here: Level 2 Application
Dates: May 4&5
June 22nd 11-12:30. Book Signing with Maria Noel Groves. Join us for a day with Maria Noel-Groves where she will share her newly released book and sign copies for those interested in purchasing. Topic: The uplifting garden-growing mood enhancing uplifting herbs. $10 donation to the Maine Chapter of the AHG. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 207-793-3553
About the book:
If you crave a backyard lush with medicinal herbs suited perfectly for your own health needs, this book is for you! Maria shares more than 50 of her favorite easy-to-grow healing plants in 23 themed healing gardens, chock full of recipes and remedies that you can make with those plants. Featuring both cultivated and common wild plants, this book will take your love for herbs a step further. The full-color, 300+ page book releases in March/April 2019. $24.95 Softcover
June 23rd 10-4. Oyster Mushroom cultivations. Hands-on class
Join Chris Kucsma at Greenwood to learn basic oyster mushroom cultivation.
We will be using pasteurized straw with hydrated lime to create a growing medium for Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). Using hydrated lime to raise pH and create a sterile medium we can grow oyster mushrooms easily without the need for a completely sterile work area like most mushroom cultivation requires.
This class will review the basic steps of mushroom cultivation including:
-Spawn and cultures
-Growing medium and nutrients
-Basic Sterilization (pasteurization) techniques
-Inoculation of growing medium with spawn
-Colonization of growing medium
-Fruiting and subsequent use of growing medium
Class cost: $60, includes materials. $40 for current students
Childrens Herbals Program with Sarah Hart: CANCELLED
SIGN-UP Deadline June 24th, 2019. email: email@example.com
Children’s Program: 8 - 12 years
This program serves as in introduction for children to the world of herbalism as well as connection to plants and the outdoors. Students will learn about gardening basics as well as leave no trace, responsible foraging, and explore subjects such as plant art, writing and plants, nature observation and exploration, and the plants of the area. Subject matter will be differentiated according to age, with older students developing a focus project for the duration of the program.
Youth Intensive: 12 - 18 years
This program is ideal for the young person who has a passion for herbs/plants and wishes to explore identification and use of herbs and remedies important in the historical and traditional practice of herbalism. Introduction to foraging, processing, and product creation with foundational introduction to actions of herbs and body systems, as well as safe herb use (checking sources, etc.) and organization of beginner’s Materia Medica.
CLASS DATES: Saturday, July 6, July 20th, and August 3rd
Children’s Program: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Youth Program: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
August 4th Thermography, 10-4
Prices vary, based on area of interest.
For more information: visit www.peaceofmindthermography.com
To book an appoint email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday September 22nd 10am-4pm $60 per person, ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED-LIMITED SPACE
Identifying New England’s Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms with Greg Marley
Most people interested in learning to collect and identify mushrooms are driven more by
a hunger for their great edible potential than curiosity about their ecology. Maine offers a
great opportunity to sustainably collect world-class edible mushrooms as you enjoy a
walk through the woods and fields. The only thing standing in the way is having the
knowledge and confidence to tell the good edible mushrooms from those that can sicken
you. The good news is that there are a handful of common, easily identified, great
edibles that can satisfy most peoples hunger for mushrooms.
This day-long class is devoted to building the skills needed to identify common
mushrooms and to begin a lifetime of of wild mushrooming. The class will combine
lecture and outdoor experience to look at identification features, ecology and the seasonal
occurrence of mushrooms. We will look at edible as well as common poisonous
mushrooms and may end the day by cooking some of the mushrooms we find. Focus will
be on learning of a few common edible and medicinal mushrooms and building skills for
ongoing identification. Come prepared for a hike and to have a fun learning day.
Participants are invited to bring fresh specimens of mushrooms from their own property.
1. Introduction: Mushroom Basics
a. Life Cycle of a mushroom-producing fungi
b. Ecological Roles of Mushrooms
c. Classification of Fungi and Mushrooms
2. Mushroom Morphology-Identification features
a. The major groups of Mushrooms
b. The identification features
3. Guidelines for safe and responsible mushrooming
4. Use of Mushrooms:
a. Mushrooms as Food
b. Mushrooms as Medicine
c. Mushrooms as Poison
1. Afternoon field learning and collection
2. Concluding remarks and Wrap-up
a. Where to go from here
b. Cooking examples
c. Resources for further learning
Please bring a bag lunch, water bottle, notebook and appropriate clothing for hiking.
Greg A Marley Bio
Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for
over 45 years. Marley has spread his love of mushrooms to hundreds through walks,
talks and classes held across the New England over the past 20 years. He is the founder
of Mushrooms for Health, a small company providing medicinal mushroom education
and products made with Maine medicinal mushrooms. Marley is the author of
Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi, (Downeast Books ,
2009) and the award-winning Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares; The Love Lore
and Mystic of Mushrooms, (Chelsea Green, 2010). As a volunteer mushroom
identification consultant to Poison Centers across New England since 2001, Marley
provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. He is a frequent lecturer to college
groups and a mushrooming foray faculty member. When not mushrooming, Marley, is a
clinical social worker and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention.
October 6th 9:30-4:30 Spiritual Dowsing :Accessing Intuition & the Unseen Realms Workshop with Kat Beaudoin
This class is fun, informative and provides useful tools to access your intuition and the information embedded in the subtle energies that exist all around us. During this 6 hour class, we will learn about this ancient way to access knowledge, the Earth's Ley Lines and Energy Centers, AND
· How to make and program a pendulum and dowsing rods
· How to ask questions of the tools
· We will review the ethics of using these tools to obtain intuitive information
· We'll practice
o measuring our energy fields
o clearing/balancing our chakras and
o locating energy centers on the workshop site.
Bring a lunch, a note pad and pen.
Cost is $90 for the day (includes the cost of materials to make a pendulum and pair of L-rods - roughly $25). Part of the funds will be donated to the Maine Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Additional donations accepted. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
To register, contact Greenwood Herbals 207-793-3553 email@example.com
Kat Beaudoin, instructor, learned to dowse after she took a class at the Boston Architectural College on healing and therapeutic gardens.Her belief was that dowsing could assist her in finding the optimum location on a property for “intentional gardens – gardens for the soul and the greater good”.Her formal degree is in plant science. After a 35 year career in community planning, she took a one year sabbatical to visit sacred sites across the country. As an energy worker, she integrates shamanism, tai chi, qi gong, reiki and access consciousness-the bars. She lives in Gardiner with her dog Nutah, a certified therapy dog. Kat can be reached at 207-446-8099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her page at www.katbeaudoin.com