We invite you to study herbal medicine and traditional healing arts here at the Blessed Maine Herb Farm School of Herbal Medicine. Cross the threshold into THE WAY OF THE WILD HEART and engage the spirit of the healing herbs with community herbalist, benedetta, author and teacher, Gail Faith Edwards as your guide.
Plant medicines possess the unique property of regeneration. They are life supportive, deeply nourishing and enhance the health of our body, mind and spirit in significant ways. We have a natural affinity for plant medicines since we are made of the very same substances.
Plant medicine is spirit medicine. Plants carry a deep sense of place and the genius loci from which they come. Plant medicines possess an energetic, magical component as well. Prayers, incantations, songs, symbols and rituals all accompany this work.
Come learn how to support your health and that of your family with the same plants that have been used for many thousands of years and still grow all around us
MATERIA MEDICA FOR THE COMMUNITY HERBALIST
We’ll use Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs; A Florilegia for the Wild Heart Tribe as our class workbook.
Classes will meet weekly on Zoom for approximately an hour. We’ll discuss one plant each week - including it’s diverse applications in various cultures, traditional history of use, empirical as well as scientific evidence, magical/spiritual applications and affects, as well as basic botany, gardening, gathering, processing, for each plant we study. We’ll also delve into philosophical and ecological concerns as they arise.
There will be a question and answer period at the end of each session. Each weekly lesson will be recorded so you can access it at any time. In session
SUMMER 2020 CLASSES AT BLESSED MAINE HERB FARM
Summer 2023 - WILD HEART HERBAL INTERNSHIP
with Gail Faith Edwards
June - September
BODY SYSTEMS AND MATERIA MEDICA
CULTIVATING /WILDGATHERING MEDICINAL HERBS
HERB PROCESSING - HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING
THE BLESSING WAY - PRAYER & CEREMONY
This is an intense herbal internship and will demand your time, attention, focus, physical strength and a passion for and dedication to herbal learning. You will need to be highly motivated, able to take direction and thrive with both academic as well as hands on learning.
The Wild Heart Herbal Internship requires a commitment to working in the herb gardens and the wild, drying room and production kitchen a minimum of two days per week, 5 hours per day. You will be at the Blessed Maine Herb Farm two days per week – for a total of 10 hours per week/40 hours per month, from mid-May through September. You’ll also need to set aside additional time for personal reading and study. Full access to the Body Systems Class will be made available.
Class fee is $1800. A payment plan is available. Please contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2023 - COMMUNITY HERBALIST RETREAT - This is a relaxed and rejuvenating time spent among those who share a love of plants and all things healing. It’s our favorite event of the year! We'll spend time together in the gardens and in the wild, time at the lake, we’ll walk the medicine trail down to the stream, review and sharpen our medicine making skills, our plant identification skills, enjoy ceremony and deepen our sense of community support as we move forward as community herbalists.
Guest herbalist/teachers! Seven organic meals and camping included. Register for the Community Herbalist Retreat at the link provided below.
August Full Moon - BENEDICARIA RETREAT - This three day event is open only to students who have completed the 20 week Benedicaria Training.
MATERIA MEDICA STARTS - in session
BENEDICARIA - The Blessing Way of Southern Italian Folk Medicine - a 15 lesson,20 week exploration of traditional folk medicine traditions in Southern Italia. New class begins November 1. See link below
Year-long Herbal Medicine Correspondence Course - BODY SYSTEMS AND CORRESPONDING MATERIA MEDICA at the link below. Next session starts February 2023.
HERBAL PHARMACY - THE ART OF HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING - a 16 week on-line class. See link below.
SACRED TREES MEDICINE TREES See link below.
OUR LADY OF THE GREEN See link below.
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