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Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive

The intention for this intro to urban herbalism course is to grow each individual’s awareness and relationship to their own internal ecology, urban ecology and the messages the plants growing in this bioregion are sharing with us.  All participants will take home medicine made each day after class.

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Botany

  • Medicine making

  • Plant identification

  • Andean cosmology

  • Body creams

  • Food as medicine

  • Flower essences

  • Herbal Balms

  • Vinegars/tinctures/ oils

  • Growing herbs

  • Ecological frameworks

  • Medicine/ food justice

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions

  • Learning how to use Roots, Barks, flowers

  • Designing your own dream garden

  • Enhancing your dreams with herbs

  • Herbal baths and herbs for cleansing

  • Burnables

  • Survival skills

  • Games

Aside from topics covered in class, students will engage in reading and hands on assignments that will support their ability to integrate the material into their personal healing practices.

Classes will take place  in Washington heights using the Hudson River as one of our main learning sight as well as community gardens in the Heights and the Bronx. (Gardens TBD)

Dates (You must be able to attend all 4 classes in order to register)

Sundays 1-4pm

  • July 21

  • July 28

  • August 4

  • August 11

Exchange

Sliding scale $550-1,000

Please inquire about payment plans

Application

11 participants max.

If you are not accepted this round there is another course in September.

Please apply below.