Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs Apprenticeship  2024

Cultivating resiliency, relationship, rituals and connection with the cycles of nature

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.


* 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
* Flower & Water Essences
* 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 
* Field Trips to nearby farms & foraging locations
* Certificate of Completion as an Apprentice of Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs


* Nine -month apprenticeship $900 ($300 deposit due at registration + $600 due Feb. 1, 2024)
* Hard copy binder manuals are $100 (due at registration), digital are free.
* Space is limited to 12 apprentices
* Material fee included (jars and ingredients to take home products)
* inclement weather: If class is canceled due to inclement weather, a notification will be sent via email with the new date.  

* This apprenticeship has two levels:
 TULSI - beginners (no prior experience necessary) 1st Sunday of the Month
 BURDOCK intermediates with some experience 4th Sunday of the Month
NETTLES - have taken Burdock previously & want to continue apprenticing - Dates TBD

* This program is a great addition to any wellness practitioner's toolbox.
* Classes take place outside in the garden, fields, woods, and inside the classroom, so please dress appropriately for all weather.
* Please bring your own lunch
* Farm Apothecary Store is open for browsing herbal items, ghee, and farm artwork after class
* Cancellation policy: if your cancellation is within 60 days prior to the class start date, you may receive a full refund. Receive 50% 30 days prior. No refunds within 30 days prior to the program's first date. When you register for a class, you agree to these terms. This policy applies to the full cost of the program even if a payment plan has been agreed upon, you are expected to pay the full amount of $900. Refund requests must be sent in writing to: sweetbirchherbals@gmail.com

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

SUNDAYS 10:30am-3:30pm 
Applications due January 1, 2024 (space usually fills by December so apply soon if interested).

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Please send a deposit of $300 upon applying to reserve your spot,  or $400 if you would like a physical manual. 
Schedule an a brief 5-10 min phone call with Hannah after applying by clicking here
Thank you. Talk soon!

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