The mission of the Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine is to educate and empower individuals to heal themselves using herbal medicine.
We are delighted to introduce to you what this winter’s dreams have created as new curriculum offered at Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine. The guidance to invite my students, colleagues and peers to teach has allowed for the programs to expand to serve the needs of my community, interested folk, fellow herbalists and homesteaders. The Farm’ocology series is a group of one day classes on specific topics all related to use of our natural resources from the plants and land. We offer everything from kitchen pantry apothecary to mushroom log prep to natural dyes and biodynamic preparation for the soil. I am very pleased to invite my friends, the teachers to share their expertise with you.
Another core curriculum series, Phyto-Intensives, are day classes that will give herbal students a chance to go into depth as we educate ourselves on the topics of interest to us as health care providers. The topics covered will include case studies, new research, materia medica and a protocol plan for the herbalist to add to their repertoire.
We will continue to run the Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism and Herbal Apothecary, both 10 month, once a weekend courses, beginning anew in September running through June of 2018. This next series will be conducted on the third weekend of each month. If you are interested in learning more about how to use plants as medicine and include them in your life and kitchen, check out both courses. They can be taken concurrently or one year at a time.
One of the most rewarding programs that we offer is Thursday clinic for Clinical Training. This two session course runs March – May and Sept. – Dec. Each session may be taken separately for hours and instruction toward AHG professional membership. This special one day a week, for 12 week session allows the practicing herbalist to gain experience and utilize the foundational studies required to attend clinic. We see clients, work on protocol development, and deepen our herbal skills as we serve our clients. The goal is to educate our clients and students on the use of herbs in support of health and provide health care strategies which support the body as it heals.
We are also having Matthew Wood, RH (AHG) back to teach on Southern Blood Medicine on April 29 & 30. We are very excited that one our favorite green men can come spend some time in the Green Comfort and expand our minds and delight us with his stories. If you know Matt you will want to be here. If you don’t, this is a great opportunity to hear him and be in his presence.
As always, I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve my community as an herbalist, teacher, medicine maker and friend. Please feel free to reach out to me about health care concerns, classes, speaking engagements or just to say hi. Wishing each and everyone a blessed 2017. May the divine love flow through each of us as we live in the now and create the future we so desire. May the plants, water, earth, fire and all beings that we cohabitate with be respected and appreciated as we traverse the planet together.