2017 Bringing Herbs to Life: Women's Herbal Study Group

Each session is independent, take one or all. Cultivating connection, deepening understanding and honoring that RavenCroft is a garden surrounding a home and rests in a neighborhood, sessions are limited to 12 participants. Learning is community oriented, experiential and offered for local women.
All classes are held from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at RavenCroft Garden in Monroe, WA
$120. per 4 week session. Instruction only. Books and supplies extra.

Following the Dance of the Seasons, this circle is dedicated to women committed to understanding herbal medicine in the way of wise women through and beyond time. It is a powerful healing journey. Women only at RavenCroft Garden, Monroe, WA

A Dooryard Garden Early Summer
Session 1: Spring
Prepare Earth
4 Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Learn to recognize three traditions of healing
  • Cycles and patterns in nature 
  • How to bring herbs to life with herbal allies. 
  • Wisdom circle, collage, art, music and hands-on garden time round out this session!
Reading: Healing Wise, Susun Weed

Cultivating diversity, growing health

 Session II: Early Summer
 Cultivate Herbs
 4 Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 May 23, 30 and June 6, 13
  •  Grow herbs in real dirt time to take home
  • Make a simple herbal first aid kit
  • Celebrations for wholeness 
  • Wisdom circle, collage, art, music and medicine of the person!
Reading: Common Herbs for Natural Health 
Juliette de Baircli Levy

Summer's glory and a cup of tea

Session III: Late Summer
Reap Harvest
4 Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm
August 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Harvest techniques and herb storage
  • Learn 6 Steps of Healing
  • Herbal medicine making 
  • Wisdom Circle, collage, art, music and traditional food!
Reading: Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way Susun Weed

Fire in the sky at RavenCroft Garden
Session IV: Fall
Earth Transformed: Store-y-ing
Tuesday evenings 7:00pm - 9:30pm
October 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Story-medicine, myth-making
  • Spirit healing 
  • Inner vision, color healing, ceremony 
  • Cycling nutrients, seed harvest, seed saving
  • Wisdom Circle, collage, art, music and dance around a fire…oh yeah!
Reading: Letting In the Wild Edges Glennie Kindred

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, 
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed it is the only thing that ever has…"
Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist

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