Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
 Spring and Summer 2016
We are happy to offer our spring and summer Medicinal Plant Walks in Rock Meadow, Belmont and on beautiful land in Lincoln. Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to the Plant Walk, Foraging, Cooking and Tasting class, we are offering another version on Sunday, August 7 in Lincoln. New plants will be identified, foraged and cooked. Everyone will have the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious dishes. Please see below for more information.

Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

The Boston School of Herbal Studies 
12 Pelham Terrace 
Arlington, MA 02476 
We also accept PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. 
For further information call 781.646.6319
or email: herbstudies@gmail.com 
Medicinal Plant Walk
Sunday, July 17, Rock Meadow, Belmont. $15, Children are free
Patrice Green, Herbal Educator, Flower Essence Practitioner
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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 violet to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, cleavers, ground ivy and celandine. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish us and support health.

Directions to Rock Meadow

From Route 2, get off at exit 59, (Route 60 - Arlington and Belmont Centers). Turn onto Route 60 (Pleasant Street) headed toward Belmont center. Continue until you come to the third traffic light at Concord Avenue. Turn right on Concord Avenue and go up and down a large hill. At the bottom of the hill, bear left at the Colony gas station and turn left onto Mill Street. You will go less than a quarter of a mile and will see a sign on the right for Rock Meadow. Turn right onto a road leading to a small parking lot by the entrance.
Plant Walk, Foraging, Cooking and Tasting
Sunday, August 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. $45
45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln
Natalie DeNormandie , Herbal Ecologist and Landscape Architect and Karina Hines, Professional Chef, Forager and Herbal Educator
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Please join us for a foraging walk along meadows, wetlands and gardens on several acres of lush land in Lincoln. Natalie and Karina will be sharing information on how to identify and forage for medicinal plants. You will learn how to prepare and cook delicious wild and cultivated herbs. Everyone will have the opportunity to feast on what has been foraged. You will also learn about the healing actions of these plants and gain greater understanding of food as medicine.

Adventures in Backyard Herbalism
June 19, July 23, August 13
   1:00-4:00 p.m. $195
Taproot Acres, 396 Cross St., Boylston, MA
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Learn about plants all around us and how to use them for food and healing. This three month introductory herbal program meets once a month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, June 12. Herbs of Spring. Identify local trees and plants that help heal common health concerns. We will look at nettle leaf for spring allergies and pine needles for colds and flu.
Saturday, July 23. Summer First Aid. Learn how plantain reduces the pain and itchiness of insect stings and bites and how mullein leaf can help speed the recovery from a sprained ankle. 
Saturday, August 13. Edible Plants and Teas. Ever wonder what herbs/weeds are edible and highly nutritious? Find out how chamomile, catnip, and lemon balm can help reduce digestive distress and improve mood and sleep. 
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 Shamanic Plant Journeying 
June 14, July 12, August 9
6:15-9:30 p.m. $25 
 4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA 
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Experience how the 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.
Lyme Disease Practitioner Training
(also a Webinar)
September 12, 26; October 10, 24; November 6, 20
6:30-9:30 p.m. $395
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA  
Tommy Priester, Clincal Herbalist
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This class is designed to help practitioners understand and address Lyme disease and co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. Clinicians will learn how to work with protocols to eliminate symptoms and help people to return to normal functioning.  There will also be information on how standard medications work and/or don’t work and which tests are accurate. Practicing healers will gain critical resources to help clients who have chronic Lyme.  You will learn how to:

      Use herbs and supplements that specifically address Lyme disease and co-infections
      Support the body to repair damage caused by Lyme
      Determine which tests are most accurate
      Restore balance so that clients are symptom free
      Address the psycho-spiritual dynamics responsible for immune suppression

An Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 3
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 materials fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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Learn how essential oils work to heal the body, mind and spirit.  This comprehensive course addresses the body systems, their common ailments and the essential oils most helpful for each condition.  Three different methods of blending will be introduced with demonstrations of how to use essential oils in our everyday lives.  There will be a particular focus on reducing stress.  We will also be making our own natural cosmetics and learning how to use essential oils to trigger memory, mood and attraction. 

Contact us: herbstudies@gmail.com or 781.646.6319