Family Herbalist Beginners Program

Presented by Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project

Learn the basics of Western herbology while integrating it with the systems of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. This six-month course will include medicine-making, plant ID, how to treat acute ailments, use of tonic herbs and food for strengthening vitality, as well as how to harvest local herbs for medicine. You will learn about your own constitutional needs and ways to balance yourself for better health and well-being. The program will include herb walks around the farm and the American River. There will be lots of tasting, smelling, and hands-on experience with herbs.

Topics include:
-Introduction to herbal medicine and your Ayurvedic constitution
-Making herbal medicine and identifying plants in the garden and wild places
-Continuing integration of western herbology and Ayurveda
-Herbs and food for good digestion
-Herbs for calming and strengthening the nerves
-Tonic herbs for rejuvenation and rebuilding of vitality

Note: All classes are held at Soil Born Farms American River Ranch except for the Sat (6/10) session which will be held at Evergreen Herb Garden outside of Placerville.