Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Spring and Summer

We are delighted that Phyllis Light, a master herbalist from Alabama, will be joining us for a weekend intensive. Phyllis will be discussing Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues on May 24, 25.

Natalie DeNormandie, an ecological herbalist and landscape architect, will be teaching about Planting an Herbal Garden on Saturday, May 3.

Please see below for more information about our classes and our monthly 
Medicinal Plant Walks.
Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

Upcoming Classes
Medicinal Plant Walks
Sunday, April 27, June 1, 22
1:00-3:00 p.m. $15 (children are free)
Rock Meadow, Belmont, 45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln, MA
Madelon Hope, Natalie DeNormandie, Kristen Henriksen, Rachel Eliza Hope

Learn to identify 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 goldenrod, to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, Solomon’s seal, ground ivy and elder. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish us and support health.  On April 27, we meet at the entrance to Rock Meadow in Belmont.

Planting an Herbal Garden
Saturday, May 3,
1:00-4:00 p.m. $25
45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln, MA
Natalie DeNormandie, Ecological Herbalist and 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 
Tuesday, May 13
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.

Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues
Saturday and Sunday, May 24, 25 
10:00-5:00 p.m., $250
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Phyllis D. Light, Master Herbalist
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On Saturday, Phyllis will offer new perspectives on mind/body disorders including ADD/ADHD, bipolar, celiac, OCD, autism and depression. She will discuss how herbal and nutritional protocols and lifestyle changes can help address these major imbalances and affect neurotransmitter functioning and oxidative stress. Finally she will examine how the liver, brain, and nervous system work together to sustain health. 

Any type of addiction takes more than just a strong will or good intentions to stop. On Sunday, Phyllis will look at different types of addictions and how they affect the brain and the body. She will provide information about the herbs, supplements and other natural remedies that help alleviate symptoms of withdrawal, fortify the mind/body connection and support vital systems and will power. Be prepared to have some of your beliefs about addictions challenged.

Registration Form for Classes PDF


 To Register

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

Registration Form-5.pdf