Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Spring, 2015

Spring is a time of renewal, of cleansing the old and opening to the new. The plant energies are rising, although more slowly than usual given the extended period of cold. 

Our community Medicinal Plant Walks will be happening once a month May through August. They are an opportunity to learn to identify healing plants in our area.

We are excited that Natalie DeNormandie will again be teaching Planting an Herbal Garden.  She will share information on garden planning, caring for the soil and applying permaculture principles at her beautiful land in Lincoln. The date has been changed to May 23.

It is always an honor to have Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist, come teach with us. 
On April 25, 26, Phyllis will be discussing alternative approaches to Addressing Autoimmune Disease. 

Please see below for more information about our classes and courses.

Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope















Upcoming Classes
Medicinal Plant Walks
Sundays, May 24, June 21, July 5 and August 9
1:00-3:00 p.m., $15. Children are free
Rock Meadow, Belmont
Various Herbal Teachers

Find out about healing plants in our area. Medicinal plants are everywhere - in our backyards, along the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at plants ranging from the familiar: dandelion and nettle, to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, chickweed, ground ivy and cleavers. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish us and support health. 

Addressing Autoimmune Disease
Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26; 10:00-5:00 p.m.  $250
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 
Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist
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Of the fifty million Americans living with autoimmune disease, more than seventy five per cent of them are women. Beginning with an immune attack on healthy cells, these disorders are characterized by inflammation and progressive destruction of tissue. 

Join Phyllis Light for an intensive weekend on autoimmune disorders and natural approaches to their management. She will discuss how autoimmunity develops, common signs and symptoms or patterns of dysfunction, and different types of autoimmune disease. Phyllis will offer diverse strategies to address autoimmunity: nutritional support, lifestyle approaches to enhance function, and herbs that help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.  

Planting an Herbal Garden
May 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. $25
45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln, MA
Natalie Denormandie, Herbal Ecologist, Landscape Architect
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Come learn how to create a successful herbal garden. When we grow medicinal plants, we learn directly about their energies. Natalie will share information on garden planning with an ecological perspective, preparing and caring for the soil, applying permaculture principles, and planting herbal companions. We will also take a walk around an established herbal garden that illustrates these key factors. 

Shamanic Plant Journeying
May 12
6:15-9:30 p.m. $25 
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA 
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Contact: www.bearmedicineherbs.com
This experience illustrates how physical and spiritual energies of a plant affect all levels of being. Participants meet the physical plant, experience the tincture and open to the energies of the flower essence. Through drumming and guided meditation, we make contact with plant wisdom for our own personal healing and the healing of the earth. This is a workshop for beginning and intermediate
herbalists as well for those who want to learn more about
shamanic journeying.

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for our workshops, you can sign up on-line or send a check to:

The Boston School of Herbal Studies

12 Pelham Terrace

Arlington, MA 02476

We also accept credit card payments directly.

For further information call 781.646.6319

or email: herbstudies@verizon.net