2021 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs Apprenticeship
Cultivating resiliency, relationship, rituals and connection with the cycles of nature

Accepting Applications until January 31st

Join me on my homestead in the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts to intensively study local medicine and wild edibles. We'll discover how each season correlates with the plants available for holistic health and seasonal eating. 

Beginning late winter we'll meet each month to learn about seasonally available plants and how to incorporate them into our home kitchens. Each class we’ll spend time as a group grounding into the sacred space of plants, wander the woods and gardens, and make medicines with what we forage on the land. Over the course of the nine months, apprentices will build their own apothecaries and fill their kitchen cabinets with tinctures, salves, salt scrubs, syrups, vinegars, oxymels, teas, medicinal ghee, fermented foods, wild mushrooms, elixirs and more. 

 This is a great opportunity to sink your feet into the Earth’s wisdom, slow down with a group of plants lovers in all the elements each season offers, and empower one another with the foundations of wild edible and herbal medicine.


WHAT THIS APPRENTICESHIP INCLUDES

* Seasonal Eating + Cooking with Herbs / Wild Edibles
* Cultivating Herbs for Home Use
* Creating Relationships with the Plant World
* Sustainable Wildcrafting
* Materia Medica + Plant Identification
* Plant Spirit Medicine Journeys
* Building a Home Apothecary
* Attuning our Bodies with Nature’s Cycles
* In Depth Study of the Five Elements - Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Wood
* Resiliency during Personal and Planetary Transformations 
* Walks in the Forest with Goats (they know what’s seasonally available and can show us!)
* Certificate of Completion as an Apprentice of Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs

REGISTRATION DETAILS

* Nine -month apprenticeship $900 ($300 deposit due at registration)
* Bring a friend and save 5% off tuition
* Space is limited to 12 apprentices
* Material fee included (jars and ingredients to take home products)
* Cancellation policy: receive full refund if notified 30 days prior to class. receive 50% if notified 14 days prior. No refunds within 14 days prior to program's first date. If class is canceled due to inclement weather, a notification will be sent via email with the new date.  Refunds will be sent via Paypal if you cannot attend the new date or they can be applied to another class with Hannah. 
* No prior experience necessary. This apprenticeship is open to beginners, intermediates, and advanced students who desire more connection with the plants and building community with other plant lovers.
* This program is a great addition to any wellness practitioner's toolbox.
* Payment plans available upon request
* Classes take place outside in the garden, fields, woods, and inside the classroom, so please dress appropriately for all weather.
* Please bring a potluck lunch item to share


For more information, contact Hannah at sweetbirchherbals@gmail.com or 413-695-5968

*** Dates TBD that fit all our schedules once you apply ***

Applications due December 30th, 2020


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Do you have any prior herbalism experience? *
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Registration - nonrefundable deposit of $300 upon registering. Total of $900 due by Dec. 30th *
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Please send a deposit of $300 upon applying to reserve your spot (space is filling fast)
sweetbirchherbals@gmail.com as Friends + Family via Paypal or Venmo Hannah Jacobson-Hardy
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