Herbalism



Traditional Herbalism 101

Margo Mullein

The use of plants for wellness, nutrition and balance has been practiced for thousands of years in the Adirondacks and cultures around the globe. Discover what they knew and passed down for generations. This foundation course takes a "from the ground up" approach, introducing you to the traditional practices of herbalism. Learn nature-based observation skills. Study the flow of plant energy through the seasons. Discover how to identify useful wild plants. Experience hands-on methods for transforming raw plant material into beneficial preparations. For beginning and established herbalists ages 13 and up.

  • 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. This is one of a 4 class series; sign up for one or all four.

Sessions:

1799-0425 This offering has already met      Sun April 25, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1799-0627 This offering has already met      Sun June 27, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1799-0926    This session has been cancelled
      Sun October 24, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1799-1107    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 7, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm




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:

1827-0204 This offering has already met      Thu February 4, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1827-1101    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon November 1, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbal Preparations for Veterans

Amy Cason

Herbs have an amazing ability to help veterans in so many ways. Veterans face many unique situations not generally applicable to civilians and each war has its own set of complexities. Herbs can be used by our veterans in more ways than can reasonably be listed here. Examples include minimizing effects of radiation exposure, nourishing your body so you're not on high alert all the time, and with other natural therapies can even mitigate difficulties with phantom limb pain. The use of herbs can even help with things like nightmares, insomnia, and PTSD. In this class we will cover several formulas, and students will be able to make the ones they choose.

  • 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:

1844-1103    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed November 3, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Herbal Electuaries and Truffles

Margo Mullein

Satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with Herbal Electuaries and Truffles! People have been getting nourishment from plants since the beginning of time. Discover the delight of combining simple pantry ingredients with wild crafted herbs to make candies that are both delicious and nutritious. We'll discuss the health benefits of each of our ingredients, including chocolate, and then the aprons will go on! Participants will go home with a lovely batch of Herbal Electuaries and two types herbal truffles, each decorated with your choice of toppings.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

We will be using nut products during this course. Bring your own apron.

Sessions:

1802-0228 This offering has already met      Sun February 28, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1802-1205    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm