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Rooted Apothecary Apprenticeship

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Rooted Apothecary Apprenticeship

from 200.00

DAYS: Friday 3PM- 7PM + Saturday 2PM-6PM + Sunday 9AM-1PM

Pick and choose your weekends or sign up for all 6!

Identify & Gather - Create & Craft - Therapeutics & Energetics

DESCRIPTION: This is a hands-on working apprenticeship. It can be suited for any age or level of experience, from want-to-be foragers or the novice herbalist that would love to get their hands into concocting and blending wild plant matter for medicinal or culinary uses. We will be learning to identify local plants, as well as lessons on how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Learn to safety incorporate wild edible plants into diet and how to make herbal medicines and skin-care remedies. 

Learn the craft, from a small, hand-batched company that has established and loved products. 

Cheap accommodations are available as well as free camping, more information provided upon request.

  COST: Each weekend is $200.

 

·      Choose up to 6 weekends throughout the summer to work in the apothecary making herbal remedies and studying medicinal plants in the wilds of the Rockies. Purchase all 6 weekends for a discounted price of $1,000 when paid in advance--which gives you a free weekend!

  • Spend Friday afternoon outdoors, learning plants by common and Latin names, their medicinal or edible uses and ways to make use of them.
  •  Saturday afternoon will be spent in the apothecary preparing herbal remedies and product blending of the plants we learned the day before.
  • Sunday morning we will discuss the energetics and uses of the plants we gathered. Learn how to use the plants as nourishing foods, medicines, for healing wounds, and illness. 

 

***For dates and class descriptions click MORE INFO below.

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DAYS: Friday 3PM- 7PM + Saturday 2PM-6PM + Sunday 9AM-1PM

Pick and choose your weekends or sign up for all 6!

Identify & Gather - Create & Craft - Therapeutics & Energetics

DESCRIPTION: This is a hands-on working apprenticeship. It can be suited for any age or level of experience, from want-to-be foragers or the novice herbalist that would love to get their hands into concocting and blending wild plant matter for medicinal or culinary uses. We will be learning to identify local plants, as well as lessons on how to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Learn to safety incorporate wild edible plants into diet and how to make herbal medicines and skin-care remedies. 

Learn the craft, from a small, hand-batched company that has established and loved products. 

Cheap accommodations are available as well as free camping, more information provided upon request.

  COST: Each weekend is $200.

 

·      Choose up to 6 weekends throughout the summer to work in the apothecary making herbal remedies and studying medicinal plants in the wilds of the Rockies. Purchase all 6 weekends for a discounted price of $1,000 when paid in advance--which gives you a free weekend!

  • Spend Friday afternoon outdoors, learning plants by common and Latin names, their medicinal or edible uses and ways to make use of them.
  •  Saturday afternoon will be spent in the apothecary preparing herbal remedies and product blending of the plants we learned the day before.
  • Sunday morning we will discuss the energetics and uses of the plants we gathered. Learn how to use the plants as nourishing foods, medicines, for healing wounds, and illness. 

 

***For dates and class descriptions click MORE INFO below.

Week 1     May 25 - 27   WILDCRAFTING FIRSTS

This class is great for the first time herbal student. We will get aquatinted with stinging nettle, violet, mountain bluebells, cottonwood, Oregon grape, conifers, dandelions, and elderflowers. Learn ideas for using these plants as food, medicine and for skincare products will be discussed, demonstrated, tasted and created. 

Create plant extractions in oils, vinegars, tinctures, and witch hazel. Get a knack for combining herbs for teas and rinses. 

 

Week 2     June 29 - July 1   SENSING AROMATICS

Get familiar with rose, wild mint, piñon, osha, sweet root, and Arnica in this highly scented class. Ideas for using these plants as food, medicine and for skincare products will be discussed, demonstrated, tasted and created. 

In this session we will explore wildcrafted resins and aromatics for creams, dram scents, hydrosols, face tonifying spritz and lip balms.

 

Week 3 July 20 - 22   OILS + TOILS

Highlighting herbs are yarrow, sweet clover, fireweed, uva-ursi, plantain, alumroot, Arnica, Pedicularis, and Artemesia's. This 'all about oils' class will teach you different ways to use herbs for self care.

Be enthralled with Infusing medicinal oils and take a sneak peak into essential oil distilling. Learn to use oils for different applications such as massage, cough rubs, ear infections, and anti-itch oils. Get a knack for combining herbs for teas and rinses. 

 

Week 4 Aug. 10 - 12   SALVES, SERUMS + SPRAYS

Take a stroll around Gunnison for a guide to urban foraging, identify hops, common mallow, gumweed, goldenrod, mullein, snakeweed, purslane and more. 

Find  your method for building formulas to treat topical skin conditions using oils, toners and liniments. Learn recipes for bugs sprays, room freshening spray and salves.  Get a knack for combining herbs for teas and rinses.

 

Week 5 September 28 - 30     MAKING MEDICINAL MENSTRUUMS

Take a drive over Kebler pass through one of the oldest aspen groves, meet osha, sweet root, scrub oaks, blueberries, and hawthorns. 

Create herbal formulas with the use of alcohol, glycerine, honey, and water extractions. Learn to concoct tinctures, syrups and elixirs with an understanding on how to use them.

 

Week 6 October 5 - 7