Stonefruit Community Herbalists offer classes and workshops on and off site.  We have experience teaching herbalists, community members, people in various health fields, college students and children. Our workshops aim to be accessible to all, to address individual needs in the audience, and to deepen our understanding and connections to plants and plant medicine.

Upcoming Workshops

Plant Sips! Burdock
Thursday, June 20th 7-9:30pm
Stonefruit Community Herbalists – 460 Melwood Ave. Rm 200
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 – Register!
Teacher: Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich

Join Stonefruit Community Herbalists for our monthly Plant Sip! Plants affect us in subtle and powerful ways. Hone your skills of observation of these effects and better understand our intimate relationship with plants. Relax with a cup of tea and get to know a plant more intimately through different activities involving your senses, and learn about the medicinal value and traditional uses.

In June we’ll be spending the evening with our special guest plant burdock! Specifically, the long starchy taproot also called gobo! This beautiful plant grows enormous elephant ear leaves, and its seed heads leave a lasting impression – they’re so powerfully sticky they inspired the invention of velcro! This excerpt from wikipedia delights me:

“Serbo-Croatian uses the same word, čičak, for burdock and velcro;[16] Turkish does the same with the name pitrak, while in the Polish language rzep means both “burr” and “velcro”. The German word for burdock is Klette and velcro is Klettverschluss (= burdock fastener). In Norwegian burdock is borre and velcro borrelås, which translates to “burdock lock”.”

Out-of-Town Workshops

Supporting Clients with Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing
At the International Herbal Symposium – June 7-9
Norton, MA
Teacher: Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich

Frequently, the health care we seek is support in making changes in our lives. Change-work can be complicated by conflicting desires, social pressures, stigma and shame. As practitioners we sometimes risk exacerbating these dynamics. Harm reduction is a philosophy which challenges stigma within health care, centering our clients and their goals. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a humanist therapeutic approach which employs the psychology of change to counteract ambivalence and support client confidence and certainty. In this workshop, we will explore the fundamental concepts of harm reduction and MI, and learn some tools and practices we can employ with our clients.

Surviving and Destroying the Gender Binary Herbal Dystopia with your Cluster for trans, GNC and NB folks only
At the International Herbal Symposium – June 7-9
Norton, MA
Teacher: Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich

How has the gender binary ruined your day or your herbal life? What herb dreams do you have? How can we take care of each other, make something different and rewrite cisnormative stories out of herbal medicine. Plus sweet time with herbs to make us immune to the toxic ooze and strengthen our superpowers.

Book Us!

If you would like to book us for a class or workshop, please be in touch.  We love bringing our workshops to you and can tailor each class to your audience, time frame and topic.  If you don’t see a topic listed, please be in touch and we can work with you to develop a workshop with a different focus.

We have workshops prepared on the following topics:

  • Managing Chronic Pain with Herbs
  • Introduction to using Plant Medicine
  • Herbs 101
  • Herbal Support for Anxiety and Depression
  • Cease Fire: Herbs to Help with IBS, Irritable Bowel, Heartburn and Discomfort
  • Fix your Sleep Cycle Naturally with Herbs
  • Medicine Making- Herbal Teas, Tinctures, Salves, Syrups and Lip Balm
  • Growing Herbs- What to Grow and How to Grow it
  • Herbal Energetics: Matching the People to the Plants
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Plant and Weed Walks
  • Trans Self-Care with Herbs
  • Trans Competence and Herbal Support for Practitioners
  • Herbs for Sexual Health
  • Herbal Medicine for Childhood Ailments
  • Herbal Medicine through the Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Using Herbs for People Living with HIV
  • Botany for Beginners