2018 LIA Live-In Apprenticeships

 LIA, is a live-in apprenticeship for women

Herbal Apprenticeships begin Mondays 
in the following months...

 April 30, June 4, July 2, July 30, 
August 27, October 1, 2018

Tuition for 2 weeks is $1100. and includes lodging, food and all instruction, a 2 day Hands-On Workshop or Camp and a Women's Moon Circle

Is it time to put down the herb books and live it? 
Here is an opportunity where you will engage the grounded, uplifting experience of 
hands-on herbalism of place! 

Apprentices have an opportunity to learn:
  • How to identify plants for food, medicine, fiber, fire and building in a generative garden
  • How to grow and wildcraft many herbs while tending a sacred hoop
  • How to tend gardens and animals, naturally
  • How to cultivate hedges and edges, podges and fedges!
  • How to approach living systems
  • How to find your green ally and converse with plants
  • Three traditions of health and how to navigate 7 rivers of health 
  • How to simply and safely make and use medicines in your own home
  • How to keep yourself healthy and approach possibility
  • How to create optimum nutrition with traditional food cultivation and preparation 
  • To engage in wisdom circles and moon circles
  • To develop an understanding of health using elemental energy and seasonal cycles
  • To communicate with other than worldly entities and Goddess archetypes
  • How to see and feel Earth based anatomy and how death is part of life  
  • How to access the wise healer within
  • How to live in truth and beauty 
  • Optional initiation as a green hedge witch  
To apply:

Send a letter of intention:
  • Include your name, age, address, phone number, any health concerns you may have 
  • Choice of starting date
  • Describe how you see yourself as a LIA apprentice at RavenCroft Garden...
  • What is your intention in coming?
  • What do you hope to take with you?
Enclose a $100 non-refundable application fee. Upon receipt I'll call and address any questions you may have. If we agree to move forward, you will then receive a letter of acceptance, an apprentice packet and the required text, Healing Wise by Susun Weed.
  • In the rare occasion we cannot meet your intended purpose, your application fee will be refunded!

How to Pay
  • Apprentice tuition must be paid in full 14 days before you begin. 
  • All apprentice fees are non-refundable but may be used at any time. 
  • Please apply by postal mail. 
  • Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card. 

Apprentice lodging choices are:
  • Camping close to earth under the stars. Bring your own tent.
  • The Hawthorn Cottage, a rustic abode with kitchen, no running water
  • Women's Womb/Seed Room, a lofty abode in the women's library in the main house
In and around the main house:
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Upstairs living space of resident crofters
  • Office
  • Bathroom 
  • Reference libraries for herbs, gardens, goddesses, seeds, food and animals
  • Dooryard Garden with outdoor kitchen
  • Porches for greeting the sun in the morning and bidding her adieu at day's end
The Shop houses:
  • A great room when weather prevents outdoor teaching
  • Herbal Apothecary 
  • Storage
Note: Our septic system is small, residents are asked to enjoy only 1 indoor shower per week, bathing and toilet facilities are in the main house.

Food for Apprentices
Food is simple, fresh and local as possible. We make yogurt and cheese, eat from the garden and (h)edge, trade with local farmers and enjoy the bounties of our local forest, streams and sea. Let me know any dietary needs ahead. 

WE/B Work Exchange/Barter
Apprentices going beyond 2 weeks can offset their fees by working while here.
The Work Exchange/Barter program is rigorous but does not involve missing class time. Please ask for guidelines for WE/B. 

Refunds of Apprentice Payments
Due to the nature of the commitment required of apprentices no refunds are offered. Unsure about committing? Check out other options for visiting RavenCroft Garden or working with me, Weekend Workshops, Medicine Camps, Salish Sea Medicine Rambles, Women's Moon Circles, Garden Open/Work Days and seasonal celebrations. Consult your dreams. Your commitment is taken seriously by the universe and by me and we trust you also take it seriously.

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