Nature Studies & Outdoor Skills



Herbal Approaches 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 students can incorporate into their daily lives, 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:

1592-0419 This offering has already met      Sun April 19, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1592-1009    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Seasonal Attunement - An Herbal Primer

Margo Mullein

Come join in the dance of mother nature as she cycles through the seasons. When we turn to the plants for balance, wholeness and health we need to work with them at their peak. In this course we will fine tune our observation skills so that we can walk their walk and talk their talk to understand the language of the landscape. We'll start outdoors to create a "Medicine Wheel" from natural objects. This sustainable blueprint will become our teaching/contemplation tool as we take an in-depth look at each season and the life cycle of beneficial botanicals. We'll harvest plants from the wild and return to the course room for the hands-on portion of our class to make and take our own seasonally attuned herbal preparations. In Spring - we'll make Plant Infused Oils, Vinegars & Butters. During Summer - Make your own Bug Repellent, Bite Balm & Salad Dressings. For Fall - Exfoliating Scrubs for Face, and Body. In Winter - Breathe Deep Salve. This class is offered once per season for a complete study of the wheel and the life cycle of plants, but each class does stand on its own.

  • 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

Dress for the outdoors, as we will be spending time with nature. What we make during the first class will be woven into the herbal preparations for additional offerings. A seasonally inspired lunch will be prepared for you, so please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Sessions:

1597-0510 This offering has already met      Sat May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1597-0725 This offering has already met      Sat July 18, 2020 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1597-0926    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 17, 2020 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1597-1219    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 19, 2020 10:00 am - 4:30 pm