Herbalism



Cold Weather Healthy Living with Herbs

Amy Cason

Learn to make some of the household remedies we need, especially for cold weather. Fever Blaster tea, Sore Throat Syrup, Cough Steam, Blood Boiling Tonic and Vital Energy Drink are just a few of the remedies that will be made in this class to help our bodies with their natural seasonal functions.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1391-0119    This session has been cancelled
      Sat January 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Radiant Life with Herbs

Amy Cason

We shouldn't have to wait to get sick before we do something for ourselves. In this class we will go over some of the common things that go on in our lives that can detract from a full vibrant life. We will use herbs to make things like Snore No More Steam and Bionic Bone vinegar. We'll also learn how to use herbs to banish hot flashes and those constant nightly trips to the bathroom and more.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1392-0201    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri February 1, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1392-0705    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 5, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbal Homemade House Cleaners

Amy Cason

With so many options when it comes to cleaning products, it can be hard to find a healthy, earth friendly option for our homes. In this class, learn how to make your own plant-based house cleaners. This will include all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant spray, laundry soap and dust mite spray, as well as others. Students will also learn what herbs and plants to use for aromatics and air fresheners.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1393-0414    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1393-1020    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbal First Aid Kit

Christine Eberhardt

Ever wonder what we would do without a pharmacy? Natural medicine is everywhere, it even grows up through the cracks of sidewalks! What better day than Earth Day for making your own herbal first aid kit. This is a beginner's 101 kit, which will include different types of herbal salves, a liniment, capsules and more!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $70 (members)         $80 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1365-0422    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon April 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Warm Weather Healthy Living with Herbs

Amy Cason

It's always great to see warm weather arrive, nevertheless it comes with its fair share of mishaps. Our warm weather chest will focus on the everyday happenings of summer such as the need for bug spray, a poison ivy pre-wash and soothing cubes for bites and stings. We will also make things for seasonal allergies, rashes and more!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1394-0523    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbs: An Introduction to Herbalism

Amy Cason

Herbalism is an art unique unto itself. There are many aspects to be considered when we begin learning such an art. In this class, we will cover the fundamentals. Students will learn the importance of names, different types of herb preparations and why to use each method. Sustainable sourcing of herbs and the responsibilities of using plants will also be covered. Ten native and common herbs will be discussed in detail and supplied. Thorough discussions on these plants will allow students to start learning the properties of plants and their uses.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1396-0624    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon June 24, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbs: How They Work

Amy Cason

Take an in depth look at how herbs function within the body. We'll take a walk back through history and view some of the theories about the use and effectiveness of plants as well as some of the more modern understandings of plants. We will also look at situations that can cause herbs to work less effectively than they should.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1397-0625    Add registration to shopping cart
      Tue June 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbs: Enhancing Efficiency and Strength

Amy Cason

Let's look at some of the factors that affect the efficiency and strength of our herbs, as well as the forgiving nature of plants. We will take an in depth look at various herbal preparations, the type of plants used in them, which parts of the plant are best to use for a truly effective product and how to best care for them so they maintain potency. We will talk about common herb preparations like Echinacea tincture and learn why herbs should be prepared in specific ways according to their desired effect. A look at the ideal use of herbal tonics and essential oils will help to understand many of the herbal products around us.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1398-0626    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed June 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Ins and Outs of Herbal Infused Vinegars

Margo Mullein

Herbal infused vinegars are easy to make and wonderful to take! Using just a few simple ingredients from the great outdoors, we will create vinegar infusions that can be used in a variety of ways for internal and/or external applications. As we chop, we'll discuss the many benefits of apple cider vinegar and the added value in combining its restorative properties with wild plants, cultivated herbs and veggies! During our time together, you will have the opportunity to make an herbal infused vinegar of your choice, and my "must have" curative formula for cold weather imbalances.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $$35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $45 (members)         $55 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1353-0815    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 15, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm




Herbs: Emergency Survival Situations

Amy Cason

Throughout the history of humanity, the ability to care for the sick and wounded has been part of everyday life, a necessity of survival and a staple in every family. The knowledge of what plants to use for food, wound care, infections and contagious diseases were paramount for life. This class will focus on the historical use of native and common plants for emergency and survival situations.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1399-0904    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed September 4, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbs: An Alternative Approach to Pain

Amy Cason

Chronic pain is one of the most common daily problems in our nation today. This class will look at using a holistic approach to eliminate the pain from our lives as opposed to using prescribed narcotics to suppress the pain. We will look at some of the causes of pain and inflammation in our daily lives and discuss a multitude of options for dealing with them. Different foods that can help along with herbs and other natural therapies that the student can incorporate into their daily life, will be discussed and made.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1400-0905    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu September 5, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbs: A Natural Approach to Antibiotics

Amy Cason

Antibiotics are a hot topic today. Learn about the body's natural defense systems, natural immunity and how infections affect the body. We will also discuss the difference between plant-based antibiotics and ones created in the laboratory. We will learn how to make different herbal preparations for common occurrences like the stomach flu, anti-fungal tea and chest colds. Superbugs, candida, resistance and our modern understanding of contagious diseases will be discussed as well.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1401-0906    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri September 6, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cooking with Herbs

Amy Cason

Herbs can transform everyday foods into delicious meals! The difference between spaghetti sauce and plain old tomato sauce is oregano and a variety of other herbs. One of the simplest ways to use herbs is to add them to our food. How many herbs do you use in your cooking? We will take a look at the herbs most often used in cooking along with the importance of taste and techniques that enhance the flavor of our foods. We will taste individual herbs and discuss which herbs pair well with what foods. This will give students the inspiration and confidence to add them to any of their meals at home! The instructor will also bring something from her home to share with students.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1402-1122    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 22, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm