HERBS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING:
A 6 Week Long Evening Series
from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Session 1: Monday evenings: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 & 13
located at a private home in Cambridge, MA
Session 2: Tuesday evenings: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14
located at a private home in Melrose, MA
We will taste and experience each herb in order to get more intimately acquainted with each.
By the end of the course you will gain the knowledge, tools and confidence to use 15+ herbs at home in ways that most benefit you. This is a wonderful class for anyone who is new to or just beginning herbal work, as well as for those who already have experience and are looking for a new perspective.
Each class will cover:
- three herbs in-depth, with tastings of all herbs
- information about traditional use, origin, and harvesting practices
- herbal medicine-making demonstrations, with time for hands-on experience
- fun & practical recipes and ways to prepare each herb at home
- dosage information and any contraindications for use
The Summer Series Syllabus
Herbs: Rose, Hibiscus, Mint
Technique: Solar and Lunar Teas
Herbs: Lemon Balm, Holy Basil, Lavender
Technique: Infused Honeys
Herbs: Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Comfrey
Technique: Infused Oils
Herbs: Raspberry Leaf, Lady’s Mantle, Blue Vervain
Technique: Infused Wines
Herbs: Wood Betony, Mullein, Goldenrod
Technique: Flower Essences
Plant Walk: Medicinal & Edible Weeds
Technique: Botanical Identification & Harvesting Guidelines
~ Dried herb samples of each plant to work with at home
~ Herbal supplies -- such as glass jars -- as needed
~ Extensive resource lists: books, websites, supplies and detailed handouts with recipes
~ Unlimited email access for herbal-related questions
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, and register below to hold your spot.
I look forward to introducing you to the beautiful world of plants!
What People Have Said:
"I loooooved Steph's Herbs for Everyday Living class!! The class space created was gentle and warm, as is Steph, and the classes themselves were well-structured, thorough, and experiential-based. We learned through exploration - of how each herb tasted, how it felt in our bodies, how it could be used to physically and emotionally heal, and how to use it in various herbal remedies. Definitely highly recommended!!!"
- Sarah F.
"I've enjoyed Steph's herb series immensely; her rich knowledge of and joy for plants permeates every class. As a teacher she is articulate, detailed, and generous. We are making things in every session and are sent home with samples of each herb. Steph's warmth and enthusiasm make her a joy to be around--I can't recommend her classes highly enough!"
"I learned so much in Steph’s class. Being able to take sample herbs home (and importantly, mason jars, spray bottles, etc.) along with the infusions, etc. made in class helped to demystify the process---making it seem more doable. You had me at Nettles! I am hooked!"
- Liza B.
"I loved the class; it's a heavenly experience to go each week and sample teas. Steph is an amazing herbalist. Her love for herbs is palpable and it's a treat to sample teas each week, as well as sample and make hand baths, facial steams, dream pillows, tinctures, etc. Steph's creativity and generosity of knowledge and experience is special."
- Herb Pearce
"Steph is an inspiration to me. She has so much to teach us about plants as medicine. I attended a class taught and designed by Steph and walked away feeling uplifted and more educated about what is available to us and what we can do with it to contribute to our own health and well being. I am excited to learn more from Steph about this wonderful and mysterious plant world in future workshops."
"Thank you Steph for your patience and love for the plants, you really inspire people to learn more about this beautiful world making every lesson so pleasant and fun!"
"Steph is very knowledgeable and her well-organized class allows attendees to absorb a lot of useful information about herbal preparations in a short time. Her enthusiasm and love of herbs is catching. She has a healthy respect for the many properties of herbs and is able to communicate that while at the same time empowering her students to work confidently to create herbal remedies."
"Steph's herb class was extremely informative and interesting. She taught us how to identify different plants, their medicinal qualities, and how to use them on a day to day basis. Our group was completely mesmerized by her knowledge and we hope to have her back in the future. It was such a treat to have her come spread her wealth of knowledge of herbs with us."
-Kevin Block, Superintendent of The Stevens-Coolidge Place, Trustees of Reservations
How to Register:
Choose Session 1 (Mondays in Cambridge) or Session 2 (Tuesdays in Melrose).
Class Deposit for Summer Herbs for Everyday Living
Class deposit to hold your space in the 6-week-long SummerSession of Herbs for Everyday Living. Please note that deposits are non-refundable, and full payment is due the first day of class, unless other arrangements have been made.
Please email me with the class session you want to sign up for: either Session 1 (Mondays in Cambridge) or Session 2 (Tuesdays in Melrose).