Class Itinerary for 4 Northwest Locations in March:
Before Class: Please arrive early in order to complete any registration information, view recommended books, and answer questions.
15 Minutes: Making Herbal Remedies – We will spend the first several minutes of class preparing an herbal salve. While the herbs are infusing in heated organic olive oil, you’ll learn about honorable harvesting methods, and we’ll discuss how to make decoctions, infusions, tinctures, essences and other kinds of home-made medicine.
30 Minutes: Plant Walk – We will walk the area around our class location and identify wild edible and medicinal plants by family. If harvesting rules permit, we’ll bring some back to use later in class. Please remember to dress for the weather!
30-45 Minutes: Top 10 Local Wild Edible Food Plants – It can be challenging to find wild edibles that are available during the winter, or anytime in the backcountry, but spring is at hand, so depending on class location, we hope to find some of these plants near-by, and take one of our Top 10 Wild Edible Food Plants inside to sample as part of a nourishing dish. We’ll bring something along in case local rules deter us from harvesting.
15 Minutes: Wolf College Tenets of Herbal Medicine – Evening classes will receive a powerpoint, while youth classes will learn the tenets of herbal medicine through hands-on examples.
15-30 Minutes: Top 15 Wild Medicinal Plants of the Backcountry – This class isn’t about theory; we’re only going to introduce wild native plants that have been proven to heal. Check out our blog entry on our Top 15 Proven Medicinal Plants for more information.
15 Minutes: Finishing Our Herbal Remedy – We’ll put the finishing touches on our salve by straining it and melting beeswax into the infused oil. We’ll finish with a quick note about allergies and how to use and store your salve.
PS: You can take home a salve for an additional $1 donation, and we will also have recommended field guides and other items available for sale.
Afternoon Class Tuition Rates: First Family Member $15.00; Second Family Member $10.00; Each Add’l Family Member $5.00. (Add’l $5 per person in Sumas.)
Evening Class Tuition Rates: $15.00 General. Each additional Friend/Family Member $10.00.
Click Your Location for Class Dates:
• Bellingham & Sumas serving Whatcom & Skagit Counties plus the Lower Mainland of British Columbia
• Seattle-Bellevue homeschool classes at the North Bellevue Community Center, and evening classes at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
• Tacoma-Lakewood serving the South Puget Sound
• Silverdale serving Kitsap County, Bainbridge Island and eastern Olympic Peninsula.
• Portland & Vancouver serving Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington
Other Class Topics During the Academic Year:
• July 1-5, 2013: Special Independence Week of Classes at the Wolf Campus in Puyallup
Call 253-604-4681 with a credit card or click locations above to register for any of these semi-monthly classes. Start anytime. No prerequisites for any class. If you are unsure as to your final balance, just make a deposit of any amount to guarantee your spot, then contact us with the names/ages of those attending, and you can pay your balance at class. Thanks!