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6/7: Open House & Mini-Classes!




Wednesday, June 7

6:30-7:30pm: Two Mini-Classes!

7:30-8:30pm: Open House!

@ 80 8th Avenue, room 1302 – entrance to building is on 14th St!

Join us for this unique Open House, where Directors Claudia Keel and Richard Mandelbaum will each teach a mini-class on an exciting herbalism topic! This will give you a chance to see what it is like to be a student at our school and to experience both of them teaching.  Then, stay for our Open House, where they will discuss our professional programs, what it means to become an herbalist, and answer any questions you may have.  Current students will be there as well so that you can get a student’s perspective on our school and ask questions.  All of this, while enjoying a delicious herbal tea!


Wild Food & Medicine Making 101: Nettleswith Claudia Keel

We will delve into all things nettles and in so doing many aspects of herbal medicine making and wild foods.
Together we will make a therapeutic herb tea, herb vinegar and folk tincture and nettle pesto with sideline and recipes of many other preparations.
Reishi and Chocolatewith Richard Mandelbaum
Reishi and cacao are both ancient, sacred remedies – one mushroom, one plant – interacting with humanity for thousands of years and more.  Despite their well-deserved popularity, the most profound healing potential of both reishi and chocolate is often overlooked: to Calm the Mind, to Lift the Spirit, and to Clear Heat from our Hearts with their potent medicinal bitterness.  Join a discussion of what medicinal properties bitter foods and herbs share, and the physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits of these two specific powerful remedies.