Ember Peters, Clinical Herbalist and Educator
Cultivating a culture of responsibility, resilience and resistance
Based between the unceded territories of the Abenaki and Mi'kmaq (Vermont and Nova Scotia)
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Healing Lands: Foundations of Herbalism Intensive, Aug 30 - Sept 2 in Middleton NS
Join Ember for a total herbal immersion weekend! This workshop will provide an introduction to or deepening of herbal knowledge - it is open to all levels of experience. Located on the beautiful hundred acre Heartseed Farm, home of Annapolis Seeds, perennial herb gardens and wild medicine galore! We will together explore the fields, forests and gardens, learning about the plants growing around us and connecting with the land. The weekend will be full-on packed with classes on local herbs, how to harvest herbs in a sustainable way, how to make herbal preparations, how we can learn about herbs through our senses and experiences, and exploring the energetics at the core of herbal medicine. Ember's approach through a trauma-informed, client-centered, trans-inclusive and anti-colonial lens will be woven throughout the classes, with space to explore how we can be in good relationship with each other, this earth, and all creatures. Meals will be provided by a local gardener/forager who will keep us well fed with nutritious, delicious, local food. Participants are encouraged to camp on the land.
Cost is $375 ($325 before July 31st), includes 20+ hours of classes, 8 meals and camping space. Arrival will be the evening of Friday August 30th, departure the afternoon of Monday September 2nd. Located in the Annapolis Valley near Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Discounts are available upon request. Sliding scale pricing is available for People of Colour and Indigenous participants.
To register: email email@example.com with your name, preferred pronoun, and any accessibility needs or questions you may have. Pre-payment via internet e-transfer is required to hold your spot. Space is limited to 15 participants.
We will have many plant walks over the weekend where I will share my experiences and knowledge about harvesting and using many plants including: Elecampane, Wood Betony, Yarrow, Goldenrod, Wild Carrot, Dandelion, St John's Wort, Lavender, Ragweed, Rose, Mugwort, Motherwort, Oats, Skullcap, Ashwagandha, Wild Sarsparilla, Wintergreen, Pine, Valerian root and many many more...
Friday August 30th
Arrive at 5-7pm, dinner, opening circle and orientation, camping set-up
Saturday August 31st:
AM: Introduction to principles and history of herbal medicine, plant walk using our senses, introducing energetics using tastes
Afternoon: Plant walk; introduction to plant connection practices, including a plant sit.
Evening: How to make and use topical herbal preparations, including oils, salves, poultices, compresses, soaks, and more
Sunday September 1st:
AM: plant meditations and debrief; introduction to principles of wildcrafting
Field trip! Weather dependent.
Afternoon: deeper look at energetics of hot/cold/damp/try and how to choose appropriate herbs for different presentations of ailments. More plant walks!
Evening: How to harvest herbs - leaves, flowers, roots
Monday Sept 2nd:
AM: making herbal infusions, tinctures, honeys, teas, vinegars, shrubs
Afternoon: Cultivating our medicinals; closing circle and pack-out at 3-4pm