Community Event

Medicine of Place: A 10 Week Intro to Herbalism Course Rooted in the Bay Area

Mon, April 1, 2024 10:00 am – Mon, June 3, 2024 5:00 pm
Community gardens, urban farms, botanical gardens, parks, and greenspaces throughout Berkeley & Oakland, CA

10 Week Course: Mondays 10-5pm, April 1 – June 3, 2024

This class welcomes the beginner herbalist and those who have been self teaching, taking classes here and there, or tinkering away with herbs in their kitchen and are now ready to take a deeper dive.

This is an all in person class taking a hands-on and bioregional herbalism approach. We will learn the medicine of place. What grows around the Bay Area in abundance? What grows in our own backyards, local community gardens, urban farms, parks, and greenspaces? We will be learning how to grow some of these plants ourselves and how to web weave with other growers to create a network of locally sourced herbs.

We will also learn about each body system and the plants with affinities to each. Within that, we will discover practical ways of working with plants to support common imbalances found in each system. We will do lots of medicine making and will learn how to prepare tinctures, teas, infused oils, salves, liniments, glycerites, vinegar extracts, syrups and more!

By the end you will have a foundation to start growing your own home apothecary with confidence and begin the process of becoming a community herbalist and plant whisper rooted to place!